Refreshing Holidaze

Our perceptions of Time can be whimsical; a week can be a very short span while at filled with so much as to seem a month. This was my experience between the 14th & 21st July spent at the village of Trefriw, about 2 hours from where we live but may have well be another country. Set off the main bustling thoroughfare of the only arterial road of the North Wales coast in a region of small villages, roads where courtesy is essential, and wooded stretchesΒ  which absorb then stifle the noise we are inclined to make.


Beneath a bridge unimpressed by the traffic runs the River Crafnant, although not filled with the pomp and self-importance of wider and deeper cousins around the world, she runs at her along own steady, bright course, feeding the lush banks each side and lending some energy to help the local woollen mill about its modest trade.


She was in a peaceful mood that day and let me clamber over some of her rocks while singing her own endless soothing anthem.


While these hills will remain; unimpressed by the posturing and gabbling of small-minded folk, stately custodians for those who value peace and tranquillity.

A time and a place to reflect on how grateful we should be when the opportunity comes to be allowed to share in the majesty.






17 thoughts on “Refreshing Holidaze

  1. YOU’RE BACK!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I have so missed chatting with you! Absolutely beautiful place you have been, and I am so glad you had a chance to rest, relax, and re-charge! Hope you had a most wonderful week!

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      1. I am so glad you had a great week! And I am, selfishly, glad you have returned! Just last night I told my daughter that “I sure do miss my Roger!!!” Welcome back, my friend … everything is pretty much the same as you left it … all fribbed up! πŸ˜€

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  2. Looks like a superb place to decompress. There’s something about water, trees, and sky that does a body good. I also like the idea that those stately hills are indifferent to our ridiculousness, which is as it should be.

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  3. Hi Roger πŸ™‚
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shots and the accompanying descriptions. I’ll admit that I could almost hear “Greensleeves” playing in the background and that’s a good thing!
    You already know how much I adore nature.
    Please continue sharing pictures like these when you go on holiday–or even when you’re not. LOL!

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      1. I know that it is not your norm to post pictures but it is clear that you have access to a beautiful countryside–please continue to share glimpses of it with us πŸ™‚
        BTW, it also enhances my ability envision the scenery for “The Isles” series πŸ˜‰

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      2. We do have some lovely countryside.
        There’s brave and delightful lady Sue Vincent on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, and she posts up dome amazing pictures and thoughts.
        Glad you enjoyed the ones I posted up Gwin, I’ll try and work some more in. πŸ˜ƒ

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      3. Hi Roger πŸ™‚
        I will check Sue out. You know how much I love scenic pics πŸ™‚ Thanks for telling me about her.
        I’ll just consider it a real treat the next time you are able to work some shots in πŸ™‚

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