Dear Friend,

I loved this spot in the hills west of Reykjavik. Open skies and rolling green hills have always tugged at my soul. Why is that I wonder?

Maybe the open skies remind me that I’m free. Perhaps the hills interrupt the monotony of daily life, hinting at the undiscovered waiting behind each crest. Of course, green things always imbue me with hope – new life blooming, and all that.

When the grind has you down, look out a window. When you think you’ve done it all, remember the next hill. When the green grass is dead, remember that it returns every spring.

* This is the last post in the BLOG series. I had planned to do 52 weekly posts, but after 16 weeks people haven’t seemed to be that interested. No harm no foul, but these posts take a few hours to put together, so I will be retiring this project. All content will remain online, and I may even post a few more pictures for people to download. Thanks for indulging me!

#16 – Green Hills

Postcards from Iceland is a series of 52 blogposts – delivered one per week – exploring the magic of Iceland through a series of Personalized Digital Postcards highlighting the stunning Icelandic landscape, the colorful cityscapes of Reykjavik; including the prolific urban art scene, and the mystery of Viking magic!

The postcard pictures are from my trip there for the Summer Solstice in 2017. We enjoyed a week exploring the country, driving south across the bottom of the island all the way to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Of course we experienced the Golden Circle and the beauty of Reykjavik. Each of these posts includes a free wallpaper picture that can be used on your computer or mobile device. Feel free to share and enjoy these original pictures for non commercial use.

* This series of blog posts is dedicated to my amazing wife, with whom I’ve shared so many great adventures.


Icelandic Rune Poems & Magic

With the first sixteen Postcards From Iceland blog posts, I’ll also include one verse from The Icelandic Rune Poem, which has been called the most systemized of the rune poems. Rune poems are thought to encapsulate esoteric knowledge of the symbol. Such interpretations are used in modern divination and meditation. Learn More?

#IcelandicMagic #Runes #Vikings #Iceland #Reykjavik #PostcardsFromIceland #HughBLong #Amwriting #IndieAuthor

(pictured above is a rune wand that I carved about 10 years ago)


Rune Name



Old Icelandic

Ýr er bendr bogi
ok brotgjarnt járn
ok fífu fárbauti.
arcus ynglingr.


Yew = bent bow
and brittle iron
and giant of the arrow.

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