May Miscellany

Looking through my photos from May, I found several that I thought you might enjoy seeing. They don’t really fit in any category except miscellaneous.

I have been to several concerts in Friedrich’s Church in Toftir, at the southern end of Eysturoy, about 25 minutes drive from here. This was the Mozart Requiem, and the music was wonderful.

A few months ago I showed you pictures of the wind. Here are two more – photos of a house trailer tied firmly in its parking place along my street.

I was in Tórshavn last week and took just a few pictures. Then I put my camera away and forgot about it.

This is the time of year when it doesn’t ever get dark. Now there is an hour or two of twilight. I noticed last week that the streetlights don’t come on a night any more, because it isn’t dark enough. I subconsciously wait for it to get dark before I go to bed – not a good idea, because it starts getting light again without ever getting dark.


When wildflowers start blooming, I think it must be spring. Some of the flowers are similar to the wildflowers from home, but quite a bit smaller. Flowers are starting to bloom in gardens and fields all around the town. Did you know that it is very hard to focus on a small flower when the wind is blowing? For some of these pictures, I had to go back 2 or 3 times, and then quickly take a picture when there was a pause in the wind.

Little by little, the brown hillsides are turning green, and the green first shows up in the gullies where rainwater runs down the mountainsides. I just realized that there is a dusting of snow on the peak of Borgin across the bay from me. I thought it was fog, but the fog went away, and the white on the mountainside remained.

Lambs, Kids, and a Dog

The weather for the past few days has been lovely, with a lot of blue sky and hardly any wind. I almost feel like I should apologize for complaining about the storm over the weekend.

With the nice weather, I decided to walk down the road and visit the sheep grazing in the nearby fields to see how the lambs are doing. I know several people who lost lambs in the storm over the weekend. The sheep recognize their owners, and even their owners’ cars, and they come running across the fields to greet them.

On another day, I walked around to the other side of the bay and along the harbor. Most of the ships had gone back out to sea, with the good weather, but the seagulls were still there.

The small beach at the end of the bay is a great place for kids and dogs to play, and there are several benches for sitting and talking. Kids play with paper airplanes here, just the same as they do at home.


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