Thanks to the Icelandic volcano, I could experience a very special phenomenon yesterday: Clear and quiet sky. One would expect something opposite in relation to volcanic activity, but while there was no visually noticeable dust in the air (sunset was absolutely clear here without any colorful effects), air traffic over most of Europe was closed. So there were no jets flying over my head and I could enjoy completely clean blue sky and calm spring nature without the permanent noise coming from above.
I can’t remember the last time when this happened to me, it’s a very unusual event in the central Europe nowadays. Governments and newspapers count economic losses caused by the interrupted air traffic. But it’s gain for me to experience beauty that has been lost with the so called advance. Good trick, Eyjafjallajökull.