I love this stretch of road, through the lava fields. The stark contrast between the black lava, white sun-bleached trunks of long dead trees and the verdant new growth never fails to touch my soul. I find it hauntingly beautiful.
Last summer, I tried really hard to add a post to the blog about once a week. It worked for a while. But I soon found myself mired down by a backlog of looming deadlines, necessary web site updates and new clients. One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew it was the end of the year, with no respite in sight.