Wednesday, April 21, 2010


As previously mentioned, the Icelandic eruption made its biggest splash on my birthday just a week ago. The news continues to pile up about this event (the volcano, not my birthday). This I surely need not tell you.

As the news piles up, so, too, the images, and some of them are breathtaking. As is often the case, Alan Taylor's Big Picture, on, assembles many of the best. Their second set, which came out a few days ago, includes this one.

If you've been struggling over how to pronounce the name of the thing, there's a new video which aims to help: It's a simple tune, with ukulele accompaniment, by Icelander Eliza Geirsdottir Newman, and is called simply Eyjafjallajokull.

Complementing the Big Picture photos, a microblogger called IvanZero has compiled quite a few volcano images, including these:


On fire (by Jaana-Marja)

Fire and Ice - Eyjafjallajökull Eruption (by orvaratli)

Electrified Ash - Eyjafjallajökull - Iceland (by orvaratli)

Eyjafjallajökull (by hallgrg)

Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull (by Gunnar Gestur)

Eyjafjallajökull eruption (by hallgrg)

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