Tag Archives: Iceland

A Cold Day, and a Warm One at Buðir

December 21 is a cold day in Buðir, with not much light. It’s a day when a little human light works wonders.

Distant shots are often better than closeups.

And look what it achieves! By June 21, everything is light.

It works the other way. If you don’t honour the midsummer troll, you don’t honour the midwinter dark, or light up the night to make way for the sun. It’s just the way it is.

The Heartbreaking and Strangely Uplifting Graveyard in Helena

First, with their church.

Next, with their hay bales. Looks to me like they have been bundled up for harvest themselves.

Next, from their sanctuary.

So must 1100 years of Christian dead comfort themselves when their parishes, and faith, is lost among the living.