L'Angélique et l'Archange

0 Hornstrandir, where Thorsgeir clung onto the angelica roots so as not to fall. Courtesy: Islande24

Un guerrier à moitié fou appelé Thorgeir et son frère le poète Thormod, se promenaient dans les montagnes islandaises en quête d’angélique, une plante pour faire leurs soupes, leurs salades et leurs remèdes médicinaux. À l’endroit connu aujourd’hui s…

Independent People: Iceland, Fire and (pr)ice

0 Geothermal Heated Greenhouses in Iceland. Source: BTL Liners.

“The love of freedom and independence has always been characteristic of the Icelandic People.”  Independent People, by Halldor Laxness, Nobel Prize in Literature. As we stood neck deep in the hot thermal waters with geysers spouting all around us, my husband and I peered through the rising steam and cold evening drizzle to see that […]


Cormorant on the Westman Islands, Iceland

He hangs out his wings to dry
soggy his dive
lazy on lava he loiters, waits
for whatever flounder dare wander
in harbour waters
beneath his razor-sharp rock.
Hungry, daggerbeak hook-tipped
quick wing-tuck, neck-stretch
so sudden the plunge to survive.


Westman (Vestmannaeyjar) Islands, S. Iceland