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Photos: Before the Storm, Iceland Covered in Snow

The following pictures were taken by IR photographer Páll Kjartansson in Reykjavík yesterday, in the calm in between snowstorms. With snow covering branches of trees, the alley in the Reykjavík Botanic Garden appeared like a loosely-woven roof of white yarn.

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With snow hanging from spruce branches and practically coating the naked branches of deciduous trees and shrubs, vegetated areas transformed into adventure lands and even the gray building facilitating the IR office brightened up with a white dusting of snow.

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Out the window the ever-changing ocean view revealed a shimmering Mt. Skarðsheiði with Mt. Akrafjall to the left and Mt. Esja to the right. A poet once referred to the first of these mountains as “purple dreams” in spring; in winter they must be “golden dreams”.

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Click here for other recent pictures of the snow.

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