Kelli - nope, shorts and sandals would have been quite chilly on that particular day, the wind was really cold ..... ;-)
Frank (and Sue! ) - actually I think spelling in Icelandic is pretty easy compared to english .... it's more straightforward, each letter has it's own sound and you write the words as you say them .... It's much more complicated in English .... words that sound the same but are spelled differently and letters with different sounds depending on what word they're in The only complicated rule in Icelandic spelling is the I and Y because they both sound the same and there are complicated rules as to when you write y instead of i .... otherwise it's not that difficult ... really ... But we do have nice long words like the now infamous Eyjafjallajökull (Island Mountain Glacier) because we squish the components all into one word .... for instant Documentary Filmmaker would be Heimildarmyndargerðarmaður ... try to say that one fast :rofl:
now grammar is an entirely different story ...... ;-)
Hopefully about a month until the first frost. It's usually around Sept. 20th ... but we've had frost early September ... fortunately that's rare... I'm hoping this warm summer will lead to a warm fall as well ..... although for the first time the roses aren't loaded with buds that need to flower before frost, most of them are finished! Never, ever happened before.
A cubit about the challenges of gardening and living in Iceland. The climate, the plants that can be grown here, beautiful gardens, beautiful scenery, a bit of culture and history and daily life before and after the economic collapse.