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.
This week the Daily Post for their Weekly Photo Challenge is asking us to be a Tour Guide by sharing images of where we live. Driving the children to school, I found what could be many captures to highlight our small town. Then the sun came out…
Although we’ve had no real snow of late to talk about only rain, just outside our town has had a surprisingly lot of snow in just the last week alone. In fact our highway, the only way in and out of town, was closed for 24 hours due to a high avalanche risk.
When the sun broke through the clouds yesterday morning, this short respite in weather allowed the highway to reopen thus allowing our life to continue as scripted. It was like watching the heavy stage curtain rise to reveal the performance behind!
When it comes to wanting a quick escape from the everyday I’m extremely blessed as all I need do is look out my back windows. Any and all of these windows overlook the beautiful harbour just outside.
As is the way with not just harbours but any body of water, there is always something to watch, immediately transporting you to another place. Escape is this week’s One Word Photo Challenge.
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.
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!🍬
As the sun heats up, the cows in the paddock head towards any shade they can find for relief. Sometimes its the shade from a single tree but in this particular case, they were lucky enough to have a purpose-built shady spot.
This is my very-last-minute submission for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge hosted by the very busy Jennifer Nichole Wells, lol.