Tag Archives: Lava

The solitary Rowan. A lone Rowan stands refulgent on a carpet of colour in the Mývatn area of north Iceland. It is as if someone played Holi here. This is the first in a new series devoted to the colours of the very brief Icelandic Fall.    

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Celestial dramas. The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, will be visible in the USA with the footprint of totality ranging across several states. A room at a basic motel in Casper, Wyoming, has just become available for $2500 (parking is free). Make Eclipses Great Again! My one, and thus far only, experience of […]

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Volcanic crater. The 4000 years old scoria crater Gráakúla (“Grey Bump”) lies at the edge of the Berserkjahraun lava field on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Pronunciation tip: Grá is like the ‘grow’ in ‘growl.’ And so, Grá-a-kúla = grow-aa-cool-aa. Berserkjahraun takes after the Berserkers (whence the phrase “to go berserk”). You may read the […]

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