Monday, June 12, 2006

Vanity licence plate

For some reason, Icelandic vanity licence plates are rarely original, usually being names or nicknames. Occasionally you come across one that really makes you wonder...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Icelandic dogs at play

That darn pup! Always up to something.



The biter is a pure-bred Icelandic sheepdog, not quite fully grown, the patient older dog is a type of mixed breed often seen on Icelandic farms.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Icelandic mare foaling

Many years ago, I was alerted by the farmer who keeps an eye on the family horses for us that one of the mares seemed to be about to foal. So I grabbed my camera and drove out to the pasture, where I hit the jackpot. Some of the images are a bit blurred as I had a slow film in the camera.


“I think I’ll have a little snack, just in case this takes long”



"Just about to get there..."


"...easy does it..."


"...here we go."


"Where am I?"


"Hello, baby"


"Are you my mom?"


“Ugh! I’d forgotten how nasty caul tastes”



"I will get up if it's the last thing I do!"

This is the last photo, as I ran out of film at this point. I still wish I had taken a tripod with me, and more film.


Same mare, different foal.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Icelandic sunsets

It's a pity not one in a hundred sunset photos ever comes out good, usually because there is too much black in the picture. But the colours are usually stunning:




The above is probably the best sunset photo I have taken.