Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ash cloud, you say?

Several people have asked me what it's like to live under the Dark Cloud from Iceland, so I took some photos to show you.


Yes, the sky is clear! So clear, in fact, that you can make out a plane flying overhead - as well as the moon. Blue skies made an appearance a couple of weeks ago, before Eyjafjallajökull decided to sprout debris into the atmosphere, and have continued almost uninterrupted since. Apparently, the ash cloud is there, but it's too high up to be visible.


There is plenty of evidence that spring has sprung, and not just in the clear blue skies. The flowers are in full bloom, particularly the tulips and pansies, and trees are turning a tell-tale green colour.


I quite like this photo I took at a park nearby. It's a woman returning home from work, walking through the park while checking the messages on her mobile phone. I wonder if she's noticed the flowers?

7 comments:

palmtreefanatic said...

so pretty!

Sandi said...

When Spring 'sprung' you suddenly realise you have been suffering with SAD. Honestly, even though work is still cr*p, for some reason, I do feel happier :) Welcome back sun!!!!

Tinsie said...

Isn't it amazing the difference a bit of sun makes to our moods?

Betty C. said...

I love your observation about the last photo...

Karen said...

I want to yell at that lady.

Hey! You! Look at the FLOWERS!!!

Shionge said...

Amazing flowers there Tinsie....I am amazed..beautiful day there.

Tinsie said...

@ Betty C & Karen: I bet she's not noticed them. I never used to when I worked 9-5 every day.

@ Shionge: We've been having a beautiful spring... let's hope it lasts :-)