Beauty and the Beast


BEAUTY

Looking across the lake from the Nature Reserve

AND

THE BEAST

The defunct Nuclear Power Station can be seen on the opposite shore.

The Message???

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.”
Anais Nin

In 1990 the power station was closed and decommissioning commenced. Very quickly the water temperatures returned to normal and seasonal natural insect life began to return. During the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in insect life in the lake.

Llyn Trawsfynydd [Trawsfynydd Lake] is set in beautiful natural surroundings in the heart of Snowdonia.  The lake has a surface area of approximately 1,200 acres and extends for a total length of an estimated 5 miles.

The oak woodlands around Trawsfynydd support a huge variety of wildlife, including mosses, liverworts and lichens and a variety of mammals such as the lesser horseshoe bat.  For the bird lover there is an abundance of varied water fowl living on the shores and islands of the lake, with occasional visits by ospreys.

http://www.trawslake.com

Photos: Trawsfynydd Lake and Reserve, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Categories: Lakes and Mountains, Nature, North Wales, Photography, Snowdonia National ParkTags: , , , , , ,

26 comments

  1. Love these photos! Great post

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great post. One can almost feel the coolness in the air and light.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I didn’t know any of this, so, it was interesting. Impressive pictures, as always. I’ve never seen a lamb that close.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. These are exquisite captures.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. A powerful message.. And love the Spring Lambs.. ❤ Enjoy all the Month of May has to offer..

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful photos. And I love the little lambies.
    Alison

    Liked by 2 people

  7. beautifully nature
    carry’s on 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Wie immer, sehr schöne Fotos. Freundliche Grüsse,Wolfgang

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Wow, I don’t think I have ever seen a cuter lamb, absolutely loved every single photo, there’s so much beauty surrounding us everywhere we go and look, thanks for sharing and have a lovely Sunday xx

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Lizzie…. another lovely gem captured by your beautiful photos. Although we have spent many years visiting Wales, there is so much that we still have yet to see 🙂 Lynne

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you, Lynne. There are lots of places in North Wales that I haven’t visited yet. I was never really interested until I bought my first camera. All of a sudden the world looked very different through a lens, so much beauty everywhere I look. I believe now that what you focus on grows.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s