Wildflowers


I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk roses and with eglantine.






Iceland is full of desolate, hraun (lava) fields, some moss-coated, others bare as an outer planet. The southern sandurs, outwash plains, are dark deserts. But, with all its rain and long summer days, and the mild effects of the Gulf Stream, the island also has a rich profusion of wildflowers.
We saw the most enormous dandelions, and vast fields of arctic lupine.
The grass and moss are emerald, the flowers jewels.

5 Responses to “Wildflowers”


  1. 1 Makiko July 17, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful white petal of small wild flowers and interesting stamens and blue small flowers! You have a good time.

  2. 3 paullamb July 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I love those five-petal blue flowers,

  3. 4 Denise July 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these delightful photographs. The wildflowers are gorgeous and I love the little bird in the last shot.


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