Here Comes The Sun

Sunrise over the Menai Straits, Ynys Mon, North Wales

Sunrise over the Menai Straits, Ynys Mon, North Wales, 6.30am September 6th, 2017.

Sunrise over the Menai Straits

Sunrise over the Menai Straits, Ynys Mon, North Wales 6th September 2017

Sunrise over the Menai Straits

Sunrise over the Menai Straits 6.30am 7th September 2017

One of the high points of a recent visit to Ynys Mon was the spectacular sunrise over the Menai Straits. I love the early hours of the day when the world is still asleep and I was out in readiness with my camera just after 6am.

The scene that met me was surreal. The hotel at the waterside was still in darkness.  The waves lapped gently against the jetty.  Several small boats rested silently, silhouetted on the surface of the placid waters.  The Snowdonian mountains lay shrouded in a light blanket of mist and were barely visible across the Straits.  All was hushed and still, peace personified.

Over the next few minutes the sky took on a different personality as it began to awaken from its slumbers.  The clouds became tinged with an orange-pink hue as the sun began to rise from behind the silent mountains. The panorama metamorphosed in just a few minutes as the earth emerged out of the darkness and into the light of a new day, alive with infinite possibilities.  I watched, spellbound.  Surely a magical, mystical moment in time.

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  1. Exquisite photos and poetic thoughts that convey such peace and beauty, Izzy. I have missed your lovely work and am delighted to have an opportunity to reconnect. ❤

  2. Thank you a lot for following my blog.

  3. Thank you, Carol, for the lovely welcome. It’s good to be back. Bless you ♥

  4. Bedankt voor je mooie reactie.
    Thank you for your lovely comment.

  5. You’re very welcome. Your nature photography is stunning.

  6. Lovely to see you back 🙂

  7. Thank you, Lyn. It’s good to be back.

  8. Oh how I’ve mixed your exquisite photos of a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Thanks Isabella for sharing your beautiful photos and country with us. Love, N 🙂 ❤

  9. Thank you, Natalie, for the lovely comment. It’s lovely to be back again ♥

  10. Absolutely magical, Isabella! 🙂 🙂 I love your new look.

  11. Thank you, Jo, for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you like the new look.

  12. Ik kijk al uit naar het vervolg

  13. I see you have a new blog or is it just the title that has changed?
    I am completely head over heels about Wales after visiting Rhossili in the Gower South of Wales. So I am looking forwards to following and scrolling down right now…
    Best of success with this blog too and best wishes for a warm healthy and safe winter!

  14. Thank you so much. I’ve been absent for a while. Had to delete my old site because of recurring problems. Then decided last week to set up from scratch again, so this was my first article. Hopefully many more to follow. Lovely to be contact again. I’ve missed my friends here.

  15. I miss them too as you saw in my last post I am having technical challenges as well which I hope to quickly resolve so I keep up with my Facebook and Instagram account but it doesn’t replace the WordPress community…
    You were one of my first followers, (and a very helpful one too) that’s quite a way back!

  16. You remember!! Yes it is some time ago. Yes, the internet is fine when it’s working well,!!

  17. Kindness is always remembered and goes a long way…and remembered!

  18. Kindness is always remembered and goes a long way…
    Indeed it is a wonderful tool but when it starts acting up it can be discouraging to say the least, hopefully this time it’ll sail smoothly!

  19. Good luck and smooth sailing.

  20. Sorry had a mistake 2 messages back!

  21. Thank you, Genie. Love and blessings from North Wales ❤

  22. Stunning photos as ever! How wonderful to see you and your photos of beautiful Wales again, Izzy!! ❤

  23. Thank you for the lovely welcome, Francina. I’m so pleased to be in touch with you again.

  24. Nice to find you again! Truly magical moments you pictured!

  25. Oh my gosh!! Is that you IsabellaRose? I have missed your beautiful presence here 💜 So nice to see you…cant wait to catch up! 😁

  26. Thank you, Tiny. It’s good to be back.

  27. Yes, it’s me, Lorrie. Have changed my name back to my birth name. Making a fresh start. Bless you. ❤

  28. So lovely to see you again! Beautiful photos

  29. Thank you for your kindness, Eddie.

  30. Amazing pictures Isabella.

  31. Thank you, Ronnie. Good to be back.

  32. Thank you for the visit. Great to see such good pictures of the Straits. I’ve spent many summer holidays hiking around Snowdonia. Nice to here from Wales. 🙂

  33. Thank you, Graham. It was lovely to catch up with some of your posts too. I enjoyed them very much.

  34. Thank you. I’ll keep doing them as long as anybody wants them. 🙂

  35. Please do. Your photos are lovely and when I started this new site, yours is one of the ones I looked for.

  36. I appreciate your support 🙂

  37. Super Fotos. Freundliche Grüsse, Wolfgang

  38. Vielen Dank, Wolfgang. Schön, wieder in Kontakt zu sein.

    Thank you very much, Wolfgang. Lovely to be in contact again.

  39. Lovely little boats in the port

  40. Good evening Rose, welcome to my page ♥

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