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Grótta, close to Reykjavík

I don't know the English name of this plant. Anyway, there is quite a lot of it in less frequented areas in Iceland (even in the highland). Its colour on this photograph does not indicate that autumn is here, rather that it has been exceptionally dry (and warm) summer in Iceland. Which we like. of course, but it gets some of us (me, for example) concerned about the effects of global warming. The melting of the Icelandic glaciers, which is "in full swing" may , for example, mean more volcanic activity, and all Europeans should by now know what that may lead to...

The icecap that make up the Icelandic glaciers (and function as potlocks on numerous volcanoes underneath) is incredibly thick; on the average 400 meters (1200ft)! ;-)

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Taken on August 7, 2010