Thursday, December 27, 2012

Illuminated Polar Night

This time of the year Finland is swallowed by the polar night. Days are short and nights are long, cold and dark. Perfect time to stay inside and do some hobbystuff... or make a Lumberjack's Candle or two!

It is a tradition of sort for my family. Almost every Christmas or New Year's Eve me and my dad venture in the woods and drag couple of these four to five feet long pine tree logs back home, where they are then sawn and lighten up to illuminate our dark nights.

So simple yet so beautiful...


  1. That's fantastic. I bet it's a great way to chase away the cold and dark of winter : )


  2. Very nice. Do the logs scream as the sap boils inside?

    1. They scream, pop and moan.

      Ours were a bit too fresh, so we had to help the fire a bit with a small amount of light petrol. Birch bark would have worked as well.

  3. These look great especially in groups. There is a bunch of scout leaders in Manchester who love making these since we went to a Jamboree in Finland about 9 years ago.

  4. Nice to see some Finnish Xmas/Country side stuff in the blog, thanks for sharing :)

  5. Very nice. I think I'll give it a try if it ever gets cold here.