Was thinking about Iceland…

During yesterday’s blizzard, I was thinking about Iceland. Or perhaps, any little windswept island — what it would be like to live there when the winds are howling like they were yesterday.

One thought led to another, and I was reminiscing my trip to Sweden last year. Had my usual stop-over in Iceland. Β As soon as the aircraft began to descend, I gazed eagerly out the little window, as I wanted to take in as much as I possibly could of the Icelandic scenery that I love.

When the airfield came into sight, I was stunned — it was blueish purple!!! At first I didn’t get it … I couldn’t make out what it was, or what they’d done to it, but when we were just about to touch down, I saw it! The whole field was totally covered by lupines!!! It was amazing and I wish I’d been able to take that picture, but now it only resides in my memory.

In fact, I think last year must have been the year of the Lupines! Never have I’ve seen them blooming that intensely or being that numerous!

16 Replies to “Was thinking about Iceland…”

  1. I can imagine how beautiful it must have been!!

    I agree with you, it must have been the yeat of Lupines! I remember when I were on my way to the dentist in Danderyd. And I saw lots and lots of them along the road!

    Beautiful photos!!

    1. Thanks, Mona… I’ll never forget that — it looked like the fields had been painted blue!

      They are always plentiful here, but last summer was something else..

  2. Iceland is a very fascinating country, havent been there. Wonderful pictures- btw. we have lots of lupins here too.
    Were have some students from Iceland at the universities. I think its from old times.

  3. Great photos, I have wondered if you have wanted to return home. Atlantic Canada must be similar but still not home right…

    1. Thanks!
      I’ve been home three times now, over these ten I’ve lived in Canada. It’s VERY similar! Often, when we’re out driving, I say to my husband; ‘this road could just as well have been in Sweden!’ … The nature looks the same!

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I don’t know, but I would think so … just like they seem to be everywhere else, and like you say; not desirable but people love them πŸ™‚

  4. Oh my! You’ve brought back a great memory just now – and I really can imagine your purple-misted field of Lupines because I’ve got my own version – very similar to your misty mountainside pictured here; only mine is of a valley in the Kendal Hills, absolutely blue-mist-covered in a honey plant that Dad called Blue Burr. Also called Viper’s Bugloss http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Echium+vulgare.
    Ethereal. Magical. Unforgettable. Thank you! Hugs, D.

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