It´s cold and windy outside. The clouds lay thick on the sky, but once i a while a small rip in them shows a sekond of sunshine or two. Today the wind power plants on the mountine makes a lot of electricity :-)
The sun was a bit to strong when I took this photo, but the flower closes if it belives the shadow means bad weather. If You look closly on the bottom flower You can see that it´s not clear blue. Liver worts can have colors from pure white to blue to bright red.This one is red at the centre but blue on the edges.
Yesterday the thought that maybe the airline traffic wouldbe able to start today, but the winds changed again, so now they hope on sometime early next week. We had a vulcano expert on tv this morning (born on Icelnad but working here) and he said that if they look back on this vulcanos history it could go on for over a year. Normally this rather small vulcano is the starter of the bigger one called Kattla. The worst case scenario then would be that this little vulcano continues for a year or so and when that stops Kattla starts and continues for much the same time.
My Gardenia flowers in my kitchen. Guess if it smells nice :-)
But if the winds changes directions we would be able to start flying here again rather soon. He also explained that this really isn´t ash, it´s small particles from the vulcano that is sharp as glass. People living near the vulcano and lives in the wind direction must have breathing protection, otherwise their lungs will get damaged. He also said something other experts hasn´t. Most experts denies that there is more seismic activity in the earth crust than before, they say this is normal. He however said that he thought it was much more than normal.
I bought two decoration or Regal pelargoniums (geraniums) a couple of days ago. These aren´t the easiest of geraniums to be honest. They need a cooler period if You want them to flower and the flowers gets destroyed if they get hit by water. But I think they would work great in gardens (all year) if You live in climates like California or other places it doesn´t rain much in spring and summer. They can be rather big, so cut them down after flowering so they are big and fine next spring. They can take easy frost if growing outside all the time.
So now thousands of travellers are stuck in places long awayfrom home with little or no chance of getting home until the winds change. Well I wouldn´t complain being stuck in a tropical place, but I feel sorry for those that longed for their travel to sunny places not being able to get there. Most of them will loose the money they paied too. No travellers insurance covers natural disasters.
I´m looking out the window and sees nothing but grey clouds and hears nothing but the strong winds towards my cottage. I blame Icleand for the weather :-) :-)
Have a great day now!