A Finnish midsummer bonfire. This alone is worth the trip to Finland...the sun is up all night on this, the longest night of the year.

A Finnish midsummer bonfire. This alone is worth the trip to Finland.the sun is up all night on this, the longest night of the year.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Juhannus, keskikesän juhla. Midsummer festival.

Midsummer night in Finland. So it's Finland! I love this image of the bonfire burning in the distance!

Rowing in Lake Roine, Finland by Visit Finland, via Flickr

Midnight Sun, Rowing in Lake Roine, Finland by Visit Finland

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Perfect idea for the small, dead holly tree in front yard. Make "places" to say where different loved ones living (ex Warner Robins, Seattle, etc)

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