Húsavík, population 2237) who would do this as part of an annual celebration. I have to visit them on my next trip to Iceland. Hopefully, I will be able to recognize them with their clothes on.
It is still winter here on the American steppes, but the days are getting longer and the sun is actually putting out some heat. Of course, when it warms up in winter that usually means snow. The air gets too dry below zero to have any meaningful accumulation. We have had less than a foot this week, but tonight will put us well over that. I have been stopping by the harbor and campground in Grand Marais on the way to and from work just to catch the changing conditions. As usual, click on the pic for a bigger version.
Last Saturday I had some of my younger and stronger friends come over and help me put away seven tons of hay. That is 230 bales, but they only had to go in two different places. I tried to do my share and my new knee held up pretty well. The extra swelling was gone in a day or two. Here is the pile.
Now to the music part. Last summer, while strolling along Karl Johans Gata (Gata= street) in Oslo I spied and heard an unusual instrument. I had never seen one like it before and finally remembered to see what it was. It was being played by tapping the twelve strings that ran its length.
Chapman Stick. If you can play piano, harp, and guitar very well you may have a prayer of being able to play one of these. Invented by Emmet Chapman, a jazz musician, back about 40 years ago. I have since heard it play classical and rock music as well as jazz.