Whimsical Dreams and Happy Oblivion


February was a surprising month with temperatures well above the seasonal average.  On the day I visited the Alwen Reservoir and Nature Reserve the sun was shining brightly, a cerulean blue sky reflecting resplendently in the waters of the lake. 

I spent a sublime couple of hours there, spellbound by the stunning beauty that surrounded me, and cocooned in a wonderful feeling of peace and serenity.  Silence reigned supreme, apart from the occasional melodic bird song emanating from the surrounding woodland.  Lost in whimsical dreams, a sense of happy oblivion stole over me, as my worries drifted away like wispy clouds across a vast sky.

[The Alwen Reservoir [Cronfa Alwen] is 5 kilometres long and is held back by a 27 metre high gravity-arch masonry dam, the Alwen Dam.  The reservoir lies in the County  of Conwy in North Wales and is surrounded by an extensive network of trails suitable for horse riding, mountain biking and walking.]   

Photos: The Alwen Dam and Reservoir 25th February 2019.

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  1. Spot on camera work: Serene and Beautiful.

  2. And yet another good reason to visit Wales, Lizzie. Lovely shots.

  3. Great post and beautiful photos! This time last year it was snowing in Ireland but just a few days ago we had +17, perfect for exploring and going on road trips 😀

  4. Spectacular photography! I could smell the fresh air through the WIFI.

  5. Thank you, Jo. That’s so kind of you.

  6. Thank you, Tish. Wales is so beautiful, isn;t it.

  7. Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, we had the ‘beast from the east’ last year. I think it may be returning as we’ve had a layer of snow in the night and gales forecast for today!!

  8. Thank you, Rebecca.So glad you felt it too.

  9. So beautifully captured!

  10. Such a beautiful part of the world!

  11. Amazing photos for Feb, lovely captures Lizzie 🙂 Lynne

  12. Thank you, Lynne. February was amazing.

  13. Ha ha but March is proving true to its nature of being windy 🙂

  14. Yes indeed. How does that saying go – The March winds will blow and we shall have snow!!

  15. How wonderful set of beautiful photos. It was a great joy to see them. Thank You sharing them.

  16. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I am pleased you like the photos.

  17. Oh yes I forgot about the snow 🙂

  18. Stunning…beautiful, dear Isabella! I just love that reservoirs sustain life and are also beautiful to the eyes and wonderful to walk around!
    Hope you are well ❤

  19. Thank you, dear Lorrie. I love nothing more than to be out in nature. It both soothes, animates and inspires me, and there are so many beautiful places here in North Wales. I’m hoping to be out and about a lot more this year. Blessings, my friend 💙💚💜

  20. You can tell! You capture such incredibly beautiful energy with your shots!!
    Here’s a wish that you, indeed, get out there as much as you can. I believe it is so healing.
    Many sweet blessings, Isabel💜

  21. Gorgeous, Lizzy, and your images captures the beauty of Wales always so beautiful ..

  22. Thank you, Francina. for your lovely comment.

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