Schlagwort-Archive: Island – Iceland

V as in Vík, Iceland

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White photo challenge – letter V.

As usual I took a colour photograph, but it turned out black and white all by itself. The sky was grey, the sand black as can be expected on a lava beach. And why Vík? Because that’s the name of the place meaning bay (what else).

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Ilmbjörk – Sunday Trees 286

Part of Becca Givens’s photo challenge SundayTrees 286. Thank you, Becca, for hosting the challenge and thank you all for visiting my blog. 🙂

I suppose you all know Björk from Iceland and what her name actually means?

I wasn’t surprised at all to see so many birches in Iceland, although they looked so different. The wood or rather the trunks all had a reddish hue. Some looked more like shrubs than trees, but a birch is a birch is a birch…

So this Icelandic variety is called ilmbjörk by the natives, Moorbirke in my language and dendrologists know it as Betula  pubescens.


moor birch – Betula pubescens – Moorbirke – ilmbjörk


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