Monday, July 24, 2006

Birthday batch in Grundarfjordur

O.k. am finaly making a comeback, fingers crossed ;-) For Ragnars birthday I went up to Grundarfjordur to see the kids :-D That's incidentally where the kids have been all summer, with their dad, new stepmum and three brand new siblings :-) The visit went smoothly with everyone doing their bit, I think the fact that I got to stay with my former brother in law rather than at theirs was a definite boon as well as my cousins ex-husband loaning me his car so as to give me added freedom and space to breathe all contributed to a good weekend :-D

Anyways all the birthday party photos are up for viewing and lovely ones they be arggghh (guess which film I saw last night ;-)

Friday, July 21, 2006

A visiting vessel siluetted against the sunset..

A visiting vessel siluetted agains the sunset..
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Yay, made it to 40 ;-)

Yay, made it to 40 ;-)
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

The flickr comunity always chooses some pictures as representative of the best of the crop each day... 40 of my pics have so far made it .... Feeling a bit chuffed with myself :-)

1. Edinburgh Castle stained glass windows, 2. A dark dank Edinburgh night, 3. Leith yet again, this time at twilight, 4. Enjoying the January sun in Leith, 5. A lone cone, 6. Eilean Donan in the chilly mist, 7. Amazing graffiti at Anagnina Station in Rome, 8. The lady by the tower :D,

9. A gloomy day in Rome, 10. St.Peters reflected, 11. His head in a Bucket..., 12. Colourfest in the rain, 13. on board Austrian air, 14. The moon ship.. and a sunset/rise, 15. Playing with a balloon in the bath ;-), 16. The westman islands in the far distance,

17. Graveyard set, 18. Edinburgh Castle as a mere backdrop ;-), 19. Beauty below north bridge, 20. Sunny weather in Leith, 21. Deep fried Mars Bars - only in Scotland, 22. Storm trooper, 23. Highlands yet again ;-), 24. Urquhart castle on the shores of Loch Ness,

25. Eilean Donan, 26. Eilean Donan reflected, 27. Templars in Temple, 28. Templars in Temple, 29. Sloan street reflected, 30. Sumarfri 2004 - a hallway to a mysterious land ;-), 31. Sumarfri 2004 - Peering through, 32. Down Town Reykjavík,

33. Jun 2004 - Iceland?s Flag, 34. Follow the white rabbit - Iceland National Day, 35. Jan 2004 - up north in Iceland, 36. The answer is blowing in the wind, 37. Lightplay above Njálsgata in Reykjavík, 38. Concentration, 39. Drekasjoppan, a sweet shop in Reykjavík, 40. Feb 2004 in Reykjavík Harbour

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

The late night glow of the nordic sunset

The late night glow of the nordic sunset
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

Majesty of days long gone....

Majesty of days long gone....
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Feet by Einar Jonsson

Feet by Einar Jonsson
Originally uploaded by Gunnella.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Originally uploaded by Gunnella.


*Manitoba Herald, Canada*

The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration.

The actions of President Bush are prompting the exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, and agree with Bill O'Reilly. Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.

I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold, exhausted and hungry.*

He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left. Didn't even get a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"*

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. So he tried installing speakers that blare Rush Limbaugh across the fields. "Not real effective," he said. "The liberals still got through, and Rush annoyed the cows so much they wouldn't give milk."*

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, drive them across the border and leave them to fend for themselves.*

A lot of these people are not prepared for rugged conditions," an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a drop of drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though."*

When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about the Bush administration establishing re-education camps in which liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to sometimes-ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have taken to posing as senior citizens on bus trips to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans disguised in powdered wigs, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizen passengers on Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney hits to prove they were alive in the '50s.

If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we get suspicious about their age," an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and renting all the good Susan Sarandon movies.

I feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"*

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Dick Cheney met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals, a source close to Cheney said. We're going to have some Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might put some endangered species on postage stamps. The President is determined to reach out," he said.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Thorsmerkurferd :-D

Don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but living abroad it occurred to me that there is very little I actually miss from Iceland. There are the friends and dad and Steini (that is when they’re actually there ;-) The one thing I seriously miss is the light…. Sound weird? Well Iceland has this amazing sharp clear light making for amazing, truly amazing photographs! Except of course when it’s raining, which it admittedly has been doing near constantly since my return but still, the interims make well up for it!
Sunset over the Whaling boats in Reykjavik
In summer you have the two hour long twilight when it moves from sunset to sunrise with a stunning array of colours and nuances, and sunny days where you literally have difficulty getting a good shot because the contrast is just so high. Then in winter for those 2-4 hours you actually have light enough for photography you get this incredibly warm golden light that just permeates everything and gives all you point your camera on an eerie fantasy glow.

Anyways, have been kept busy for the last week, oops actually two weeks (sorry about that). Started work, met up with firends, been to a concert and then last weekend a friend invited me along on a campingtrip up to Thorsmork. Great fun, amazing photo opportunities and plenty of beer ;-) Can it get better??
The glacier
Griiiin in the sunshine
Entering Thorsmork
The wholegroup looking relatively sane;-)
Everyone singing at the bonfire . Up in the hills . Bonfire

If you wish you can view the whole set here as a slide show ;-)