Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter light
















I have been saying for a while now that I find Iceland far more beautiful in the winter than the summer. People who haven't been here or only think of darkness gufaw...is that a word?
Well, I now think that the three days around the winter solstice, when the days are the shortest, are the most fantastic of all. I am by no means a photographer but decide for yourselves.

The big boat in the picture is the trawler that comes in here. They hosted the Skate lunch today. It is a tradition to eat fermented Skate on December 23....the community center was full of people coming in for lunch and we could smell the amonia as we got closer. We each took a bite with a lot of butter but really stuck to the ryebread, potatoes and some salt fish.

Tomorrow, both Jacob and Zelia will be home and we will head to Christmas Eve dinner with Uma, Shiloh and Roland. Then on Sunday at 3pm is the Christmas ball, when the kids get all dressed up, head to the community center and dance around the tree.

1 comments:

LauraX said...

Gorgeous, Andrea...I can totally see why you loved these precious days...what do you mean not a photographer??? That's like saying you are not an artist...we are all imbued with the Creator...therefor we are all creative...professional, practiced...these things take time...but your lovely eyes were able to see and capture the beauty around you with your camera...that officially makes you a photographer!