Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Abc Wednesday and W is for Wales
W is for Wales - the home of my ancestors - with its incredible mountain and coastal scenery - above the sun catches the waves at Aberfforest bay at sundown
Wales is a land of myths and legends with castles and poets and tales of fearsome dragons
The sunsets at Abereiddy are magnificent and wonderful to watch - we stayed a while ago in a cottage pretty much on the beach and gazed most evenings at the sun slipping down below the horizon
Treasures always to find on the coastal path a myriad of spring flowers - and of course hidden away secretly in the mountain range - the Snowdon Lily - which I have not seen - but I live in hope! I have attached a pic that I found on the web - this plant lives high in the mountains on shady ledges - likes cool misty conditions and this is the only place it grows in the British Isles
Wildlife supporters are desperately trying to save one of the finest views in Snowdonia Wales - the national trust has to raise £1 million to save Llyndy Isaf Farm - this includes the beautiful Llyn Dinas lakes (short video in the side panel) I hope!
The mountains that tower over the lakes are steeped in mythology , holding secrets and many a tale - of how a raging battle took place between a white dragon - which represented the Saxon invaders - and a red dragon - which represented Wales - the red dragon won and the white dragon was banished into the lake - the red dragon became the the national emblem of Wales.