Forest has a magical effect. Everything becomes easier, breathing, walking. You could go on for hours. And while your eyes adopt to the natural light you see all the different colours and shades, see life despite the winter and frost.
But the one thing that is demanding every year, that is to find the perfect Christmas tree. It took us to the other side of Pellas Home Forest, behind the big cliffs and near the old path to church this year.
Now the tree stands in the large living room - for the first time - until the 13th January, day of Nuutti when the Christmas time ends at us. The room that had been used to paint and store, was emptied of the wood, piles of panel, buckets of paint, and has now been the center of our Christmas, by the fire, around the long table.
These holy days have seemed endless, peaceful and calming. Books, long walks & monopoly games, good films, lots of chocolate and increasing light - Christmas in the archipelago.