Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Iceland


Iceland in Winter - covered in snow and ice. The animal life and people who live there are sturdy and practical. I am honored to visit them.

17 comments:

mergrl said...

Terry those are just beautiful, keep posting those iceland picks, they are wonderful :0)

Have a good day?

Keshi said...

wow what beautiful pics! Especiallythe 2nd one...something so serene and peaceful abt it..

Keshi.

tsduff said...

Thanks Trace - I can't help myself because I've got Iceland on the brain! We ate up all the special foodstuffs we had brought back with us, so now I may have to resort to ordering off the internet from Iceland
(ugh... $$$$$$$)! Smoked lamb, fish jerky, Opals candies, flat bread - and of course Brennivan.

tsduff said...

Keshi, those Icelandic sheep were so cute and small. Their wool was quite long, and they just stopped (sometimes right in the middle of the deserted road) and gave you the once over. I can't get enough of that place - yes, it is serene and so beautiful!

Agnes Mitchell said...

Iceland? How fantastic that visit must have been. I understand it is a very different culture. Sturdy and practical sounds wonderful. I'd like to experience a bit of that myself. :)
Great that you have such good memories....and I hope you can get your hands on that food. LOL

Autumn Storm said...

Beautiful photos!

Jeanne said...

Brennivan- I assume that's the equivilant of Swedish Brännvin. Burning wine, or perhaps water. Our neice is living on Iceland this year, and she brought dried fish home with her for all to taste. She claimed that it was eaten with the same gusto there as potato chips are eaten here. Have you seen "Hrafninn flýgur" by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson? I know it's been hard to get, but it was just released this year in Swedish, so perhaps it exists there too. It has been my favorite film, though lately it's been sharing that slot with "Smoke Signals". I'm sure your Icelander has seen it.

María Björg said...

Hello, I came across this blog by accident. I'm an Icelander and I'm glad to hear that you liked our country.
I assume that you mean "brennivín" when you say brennivan, but I need to correct your friend Jeanne, the Sweedish brännvin is not as strong as the Icelandic one but it is similar.
Hope you and everybody else here come to Iceland one day, 'cause it's really something...

tsduff said...

Agnes, I'll be going back to Iceland in June for my Sweetie's family reunion in Hafnarfjordur and I plan to stock up on the hardfiskar and pylsur :-) I can't wait.

tsduff said...

Jeanne, nice to see you again. I have not seen Hrafninn Flýgur yet, but would like to. It sounds good - "the raven flies" yes? I'll have to try to find it.

The dried haddock is fabulous and yes, while we were there we snacked on it all day, smeared with thick Icelandic butter. The Brennivín is a strongly flavored vodka - very similar in taste to Aquavit. Its all good :-)

tsduff said...

María, delighted to have you stop by my site. I loved everything about your country, from the friendly people, delicious food and hot swimming pools to the spectacular scenery. I can't wait to return.

mergrl said...

More pics yet????????? LOL

Keshi said...

Terry u have experienced some of the few heavenly wonders of this Earth...

Keshi.

Agnes Mitchell said...

Wow! How do you pronounce those words??!! I'm hugely impressed.

mergrl said...

good morning Terry, ready for more pics yet? LOL

tsduff said...

Good morning Trace - as a matter of fact I was just laying in bed thinking about pictures LOL ... do I have any left? I really like that satellite photo and I have it as my wallpaper.

tsduff said...

Agnes, you are pretty funny! As for the words, I have practiced saying them after listening hard. You know Icelanders speak pretty quickly and it is difficult to understand. I have to make them repeat it a few times to even hear what the heck letters they are pronouncing. But I want to learn.