Well, the roses on that other thread were actually growing in Portland, Oregon Growing roses here is quite a challenge because of the lack of heat and the short summers ...... getting a bloom to open before frost is often the only objective!
OK - then they were in Portland Yes, it's Icelandic ....... we like to say it's the language the vikings spoke, but it has evolved some in the last thousand years ..... still it's the closest to it of the scandinavian languages.
I was in Norway once/twice on the way in and out of Russia. The time was April and the weather was so cooperative....we had a nice visit with mild weather, nice blonde people and very expensive food and drink. I did notice the stop lights beeped I think, to let blind people know when to cross the street.
Maybe my memory is bad?
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.