Snow day

Today is the first real snow day we we have had in Reykjavík this winter. I don’t count the couple of times there has been some dusting of snow.

I walked to work this morning and enjoyed the clear, calm weather. Because Reykjavík is so close to the sea, we get a sea breeze almost every day, but it dies down overnight and if you get up early enough it will often be quite still outside. Going to work around seven in the morning means there is little traffic, no pollution and the snow was more or less pristine, except on the side-walks and roads, which had been cleared and were already turning grey-brown.

The owners of these cars will have a good 10 minutes’ work dusting off the snow and clearing the ice from the windshields:


Trees look like sculptures with snow on the branches:


Sculpture outside a house I pass on my way to work:




There is something deeply satisfying about seeing pristine snow:






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