Wallpaper Thursday

Iceland Ring Road

I thought it was a fantasy art painting, or at least a book cover to one of those Arctic Circle mysteries involving murder and mayhem but no footprints…

Nope. It’s the Ring Road in Iceland. According to photographer Dominic Kamp:

Iceland’s Ring Road is a national road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1,332 kilometres (828 miles). Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, such as the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, are also on or near the Ring Road.

Lovely…and cold. Which is appropriate for us right now, because summer arrived last night. I mean that literally. Yesterday’s sunset was followed by rapidly increasing temperatures, which felt really weird, because that’s just not how it’s supposed to work. Sunset is supposed to bring cool breezes and temps, but last night it just got hotter and more stagnant, topping out at 30º C (86º F). Everyone in our house had a terrible night’s sleep — we’re not used to this after the long, cool spring — and woke up looking like zombies.

Guess it’s time for the annual rite of summer adaptation. But first, one last look at this gorgeous, cold scenery…

(Click the image to icelandate.)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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