Sunday, 10 September 2006


This charming, dreamy young man is the brother of two sweet sisters enrolled at the International School of Iceland where I teach (more on that later). Our 18 students and four teachers went tree-planting with the kids from Sjálandsskóli, (our school is housed there) and he came along for the ride. Though we're sure not all of the few hundered birch we planted will survive the winter, any and all foliage that does is very welcome and brings us a step closer to re-foresting our nearly-barren little island.

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

Glitský II

Glitský II, originally uploaded by blue eyes.

An amazingly fleeting and beautiful phenomenon in the Icelandic sky, called glitský, or "shimmer cloud".