And what's the deal? Isn't the sun here always? Not when you live above the Arctic Circle. Our last encounter with the "gas-lump" was in mid november. After that it doesn't rise above the horizon. It's not totally dark, as it is on Svalbard, the islands in the Arctic Sea, but it is never really daylight for two months. I "cheated" and went south for Christmas and New Year's eve, so I've had a glimpse of it, but today was the first time I saw it in 2006. It should have been here in mid January, but because of the weather, we haven't been able to see it before. I'm not a fan of the polar nights, but the reward comes in summer, when we have Midnight Sun for two months. Then it's almost impossible to go to bed.
Now I'm off to do some handquilting with this fabulous thread. It's pure silk, strong yet soft and slides easily through the fabric. And it looks gorgeous.