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
Underneath this beautiful lake is the long lost village of Llanwddyn.
In the 1880’s the village was flooded and the reservoir built to supply the people of the Liverpool area with water. It is is one of a few lost Welsh villages to supply the English with water.
Lake Vyrnwy was the first dam of its kind in the world.
Today it is a beautiful nature reserve run by the RSPB (Royal Society for The Protection Of Birds) and Severn Trent Water.
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.