I absolutely love to sit and watch the wading birds on the coast. The sound of the waves and the birds haunting calls is just so beautiful. I’m so far behind with uploading so many videos and photographs, each video seems to take so long to upload to You Tube. I think over Christmas I will just upload all my recent videos taken on the coasts and estuaries and merge them into one long video, if I can get the editing right;)
It seems a shame for me not to share them with others who may enjoy them too.
In the meantime I wish everyone a lovely Christmas and a peaceful and healthy new year.
Three of my child’s friends will not be here to celebrate Christmas this year, they all died instantly in a car crash in November. Hug your loved ones and cherish all those you love. Life can be wiped out in the blink of an eye. We take tomorrow for granted, but tomorrow may not come. Live for today, it’s a beautiful gift that we all often take for granted.
God bless X
What an absolutely beautiful day. November 1st 2015. Here in Wales UK we have been out in our T Shirts all morning, no breeze at all, not a whisper. Beautiful sunshine and down by the lake even the dragonflies are flying about. We saw a couple of wasps or bees buzzing around too. Very odd weather considering Christmas is only 7 weeks away. I’m not complaining one bit. As someone who has Multiple Sclerosis I can’t tolerate the heat without feeling ill so to be able to get out and about in this beautiful warm weather at this time of year is such a bonus, one I’m so thankful for too. Always grateful for small mercies.
Such a beautiful song from my favourite ever group. Lovely to hear Mike mention “The mountains of North Wales” as they are also my favourite place to be. Modern civilisation? No thank you, give me the Restless Wind of the mountains any day.
Where, hello there restless wind
It’s been a long time, since you’ve blown through the streets
I really don’t mind
If you pick me up off my feet, just one last time
And take me, where you’ve gotta go
I’ve been tied to a mast, anchored to a shore
Buried in the earth and rooted to the floor
As long as you willing, then I’ll be sure
To go with you, we’ve gotta go
Oh I don’t mind, where it is we go
From Northumberland’s hills, Yorkshire and her malls
The mountains of North Wales to the Cornish Shores
As long as you are mine, I’ll be yours,
I’ll go with you where you’ve got to go.
We’ll leave England’s green, her old country lanes,
over the yellow fields of France, to the beaches of Spain,
As long as you promise to take me home again.
I’ll go with you where you’ve got to go.
Ooh I don’t mind where it is we go
Just take me from here, take me somewhere I can disappear.
You’d take me anywhere my dear.
Oh and carry me away. Take me from this old dark day.
Restless wind, will you blow my way?
I had the great privilege to be in the company of an ancient living Yew tree. It is reputed to be around 700 years old at least. As I stood next to it in complete awe, I thought of the significance of touching something alive that was so old & it brought tears to my eyes. It was certainly a WOW moment. I mean this tree had survived and continues to thrive, how amazing.
Even more amazing is it is believed that John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church had preached from this tree! As a young girl I attended Sunday School at a Methodist church. You see this tree is unique as it has a pulpit built into it.
What a truly special tree it is & no doubt I will visit it often now that I have found it. It is in the tiny village of Nanyglyn in Denbighshire, North Wales, UK. Just by the church there is a bridge with a beautiful river & a bench where I sat for ages & listened to the birdsong.
Here is the little video I filmed of the Ancient Yew Tree with a pulpit built into it.
I made the Art Print from a recent photo taken of a roadside Poppy. No Copyright. If you like it please feel free to use it in any way you like. Click to enlarge. Su x
Made from a recent photograph I took from the North Wales Coast. Click to enlarge and please feel free to use in anyway you like.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Su x