One of the dearest friend we have in Kuusamo is Kari Kantola. He is rehtori of Kuusamo Opisto, the institution that is teaching arts for all age's people. He send those 3 pictures: this morning around her beautiful house black grouses were flyng over the sky in a perfect winter lanscape, landing on trees. Magnificent homage for the today 99th anniversary of the Indipendence of Finland. Next year will be 100 years and our group of Ars et Natura will publish a painted book to give honour to Finland.