Transported to another place (WPC: Out of this World)

Driving across central Iceland is like driving nowhere else in the world. Particularly in the dead of winter with a setting sun. Dormant volcanic mounds dot the landscape in every direction. The road the only evidence of man’s existence.

There was a rumor going around when we lived there, that this is where NASA would send it’s astronauts to get a sense of what it would be like on the moon. We believed it!

Out of This World is the current challenge of The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Within the Mountains (WPC – Scale)

Even now, this image of abstract artwork on one of our visits to Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland still intrigues me. It’s almost as if one piece of this iron is keeping the mountain at bay whilst another piece is stretching to protect the church from it.

This small township was an hour’s drive from our home in Reyðarfjörður. It was one of those drives that always felt as if it was taking longer then it was due to the fact you had to drive down the steepest, twisty road into it.

This image felt ideal for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week of… Scale.  Like everything in life, it’s where you stand that creates “your” perspective of what’s around you.

 

 

 

 

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The things you see on the way to the grocery store… in Iceland! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By air or by sea… you choose! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Lupins (Friday Flowers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icelandic Horses (OWPC – Horses)

Icelandic horses may not be as tall as regular horses, plus they have that additional gait or two thing going on that makes them look like cartoon horses running, but this takes nothing away from their beauty. All those different colours – glorious!

When living in East Iceland we chanced upon these glorious creatures on our way back from an estuary where we’d been in search of puffins. We were too early for the puffins but these horses soon had us forgetting our disappointment.

Horse is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells this week.

 

 

 

Rain Boots and Puddles (WPC: A Good Match)

Not being accustomed to rain boots when we moved from Australia to Iceland, my dynamic duo never missed an opportunity to test them out. Ah yes, rain boots and puddles… such A Good Match!

Rolling up the jeans or tucking them into the boots BEFORE leaving the house never seemed to work though no matter how much I tried. Thank goodness for washers and dryers, lol!

 

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👻 Happy Halloween! (Monochrome Monday)

When planning this post for Halloween, it was to accompany a photo of some of our Halloween decorations. Of course, what I had in mind and what was appearing on my screen proved two very, VERY different things. Then fate intervened.

Miss Thirteen is slowly filling the wall over her bed-head with an assortment of frames obviously requiring photos within. Last night whilst combing though the archives looking for an image for her from our time in Iceland I chanced upon this capture.

Happy Halloween!

This image was taken not far from our house in Reyðarfjörður one cold, January evening. The image is blurred due to so little natural light, making it an ideal background for what I needed today. Mission accomplished… now bring on the candy!🍬

 

 

 

 

Cupcake Christmas! (Macro Monday)

When visiting the Christmas House in Akureyri, Iceland with two small children, what else does one buy but a snowman in a cupcake liner to add to the tree.

Cupcake Snowman

Given our love for cupcakes and our newly discovered love for snow, this seemed more than apt. Plus it’s a fun reminder of the wonderful adventures we had whilst living in Iceland!

 

 

 

 

Wind down the Fjord (Travel Theme: Wind)

There are so many things that come to mind when I think of our three years in Iceland – the friendly people, the unique scenery, and of course the incredible WIND. There weren’t always fierce winds but at times it certainly felt like it!

Wind down our fjord!

On this particular day, 75 kph winds were whipping up the waters upon our fjord, creating not only many a white cap but quite the mist in the air from all the spray. Tucked safely in my warm house, it was quite the sight to behold!

This is Reyðarfjörður, on the east coast of Iceland at approximately 3 o’clock on the Icelandic map. This is where we called home for our three years and would go back in a heartbeat if the opportunity ever arose. 🙂

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