Snow and Ice

Snow and Ice it was as we went up to Langjokull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier.  I went there last week with my first group of yogis and there was no snow.  Last week, the glacier was a huge sheet of slick ice.  You could see the crevices and rifts in the ice last week and the color of the ice was a glacial sheet of blue.  This week, the glacier was covered in snow, you could not see the occasional crack, but you could see the deep ice rifts, and the winds were howling around us.  We were so bundled up, though, that some of us actually felt toasty.  Today my cheeks are rosy colored from yesterday’s mountain high environment.  It was breathtaking to be on the glacier!

Snow clouds

Snow clouds

On our way to the glacier, before reaching snowy ground

On our way to the glacier, before reaching snowy ground

We asked the driver to stop so we could take photos of this unique landscape!

We asked the driver to stop so we could take photos of this unique landscape!

Rick and Fran

Rick and Fran, snow coming down

Monica De Baca (taken before she made snow angels and happy baby pose!)

Monica Debaca (taken before she made snow angels and happy baby pose!)

Warriors on the Glacier

Warriors on the Glacier

Doug Holman and Carwyn Hammond on the glacier

Doug Holman and Carwyn Hammond on the glacier

I love this photo of Rachel, even if there is a big fat snow flake on my lens!

I love this photo of Rachel, even if there is a big fat snow flake on my lens!

Walking off the glacier

Walking off the glacier

Leaving the glacier, there is a pile of rocks...no ordinary pile.  It is said to be the home of fairies.  After a visit to the glacier, it is tradition to grab a stone and place it on top of the fairy home.  The placed stone carries a wish or a prayer granted by the fairies of Langjokull Glacier.

Leaving the glacier, there is a pile of rocks…However, this no ordinary pile. It is said to be the home of fairies. After a visit to the glacier, it is tradition to grab a stone and place it on top of the fairy home. The placed stone carries a wish or a prayer granted by the fairies of Langjokull Glacier.

Our driver, Einar Thorsteinsson  (Thank you for driving us safely there and back!)

Our driver, Einar Thorsteinsson (Thank you for driving us safely there and back!)

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One Response to “Snow and Ice”

  1. vajpayee04 Says:

    Lovely.

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