Friday, 3 September 2010

Remember the ash cloud?

"Lava streaming down into Hrunagil ravine at Fimmvörŏuháls, a mountain pass between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers in the south of Iceland.  the eruption began on March 20th, 2010 and ended on April 13th of the same year.  Considered a relatively mild lava eruption, many people flocked to witness it and were able to experience its wonders at close range.  One of the distinguishing characteristics of the eruption was a spectacular 200 meter "lavafall", the highest ever recorded.  The day after the eruption ended a newer, much more powerful eruption began a few kilometers to the west in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier."
 And that's how the trouble started....

This is my first ever card from Iceland and a great reminder of the powers of nature that can still hold sway over humanity, and bring us to a halt, no matter what technological progress we think we may have made.

13 comments:

  1. Kind of humbles you. I used to live in the island of Oahu in HI, but only saw the lava flows on the island of Hawaii.

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  2. Looks like an abstract painting. Beautiful and terrifying.

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  3. Wow! Thanks for the reminder of an amazing act of Mother Nature. Happy PFF

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  4. Very hot...postcard. :)
    In general, you may want to go with the flow, but here...stay away from "the thin red line". :)

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  5. I too live in Hawaii and now in Washington State both with their volcanoes... glad I haven't experienced any eruptions firsthand... but don't think I haven't thought about them. Every time an eruptions happens someplace in the world it is a gentle reminder to me we are all vulnerable.

    TFS...an amazing card.
    Happy PFF

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  6. Have never seen a volcano firsthand, just the ash that follows. Great postcard!

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  7. Great card.

    I remember when Mt. St. Helens erupted and how surprised people were by it. The volcanic range we have in the NW isn't necessary dormant forever.

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  8. Geology card - I love it. A good reminder of the power of Nature.

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  9. Fantastic card - I was impacted travel wise by this volcano - fun to see there are already "documentations" of the event.

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  10. Despite the destructive power, it's quite beautiful. Happy PFF!

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  11. Very great photo, really captures the intensity based on the color of the lava against the black slopes of the mountain.

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