The willows of Reyjkjavik
It's been over a year and a half since I wandered the botanical garden (and streets) of Reykjavik en route to Copenhagen and my Chanticleer supported research in Greece and Turkey. I highly recommend Iceland Air--a wonderful airline, which offers a break in your European flight: few interludes can be as pleasing as 18 hours or so in Reykjavik: NEXT time I fly Iceland air I'll take a few days and visit Akureyri as well. Hell I may take a week and do hot springs! Iceland is a wonderful country where they jail felonious bankers. We elect our criminals to the highest offices! But enough politics...let's get back to willows!
I have a hunch Michael will be able to guess one or two of the un-named willows I found on that magical day...
|Salix barrariana (From the Pacific Northwest)|
One of many willows at the botanical garden: I doubt I photographed more than a fraction: sorry, Michael! But I did think of you as I took these pictures!
|Salix ceretana (from the Pyrenees(|
I took this picture downtown: either this willow, or several very much like it, were used in landsaping all over Reyjkavik.
|Unknown Salix sp. at Reykjavik B.G.|
|Closeup of the last|
|Salix at Reyjkavik B.G.|
|Salix sp. outside Reykjavik B.G.|
|Closup of the previous|
|Salixsp. Reykjavik botanical garden|
Hardly a Jacquie Lawson card, but a gesture at least to my peripatetic friends (Nova Scotia, Vermont and Santa Fe)...