Welcome to Wales, Croeso i Gymru


“We’ll keep a welcome in the hillsides, We’ll keep a welcome in the Vales.
This land you knew will still be singing, When you come home again to Wales.”

 

 

“Far away a voice is calling
Bells of memory chime
Come home again, come home again
They call through the oceans of time
We’ll keep a welcome in the hillsides,
We’ll keep a welcome in the Vales.
This land you knew will still be singing,
When you come home again to Wales.

This land of song will keep a welcome,
And with a love that never fails.
We’ll kiss away each hour of hiraeth,
When you come home again to Wales.

We’ll keep a welcome in the hillsides,
We’ll keep a welcome in the Vales.
This land you knew will still be singing,
When you come home again to Wales.

This land of song will keep a welcome,
And with a love that never fails.
We’ll kiss away each hour of hiraeth,
When you come home again to Wales.
We’ll kiss away each hour of hiraeth
When you come home again to Wales.”

Hiraeth:ย  (especially in the context of Wales or Welsh culture) deep longing for something, especially one’s home. Yearning, Nostalgia, Wistfulness.

“I could not begin to put into words the hiraeth that the Welsh feel for the mountains and valleys of their homeland”
Categories: Lakes and Mountains, North Wales, PhotographyTags: , , , , , , , ,

47 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos, dear Izzy, and thank you for bringing back so many beautiful memories. Bless you ๐Ÿ’•

  2. Absolutely stunning images! You show Wales off in a very good light. I have to admit not knowing much about the place, there doesn’t seem to be many trees. Some parts of Tasmania look quite similar. Lovely post ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Awesome photos Izzy! Such a beautiful country

  4. Your love of place comes shining through in these beautiful images!

  5. Splendid!

    โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•‰๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ•Šโ˜ฏ๐Ÿ‰โœจ

  6. These are magnificent pictures, Elisabeth.
    I wish I was there! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. Everything is picturesque, fields, sky, trees. I look at these photos as accomplished artworks. Sharing love your place is a very meaningful thing.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Isabella! And fantastic videos with some of my favorite singers. Coincidentally, I have just been airing a disc by Bryn Terfel singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Stirring stuff! I always loved listening to Shirley Bassey. What a voice! And Harry Secombe in The Goon Show was on the radio every Sunday in our house when I was growing up. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  9. Herrlich, diese wundervolle Landschaft im Snowdonia Nationalpark unter dem unendlich weiten Himmelszelt. Leider war ich nie in Wales oder England. Aber der jรผngste Enkel (21) lernt im Moment Englisch in Bristol. Alles Liebe und Gute, geben Sie Acht!

    • Danke, Ernst, fรผr deine schรถne Nachricht. Der Snowdonia-Nationalpark ist in der Tat sehr schรถn. Viele Segnungen fรผr Sie gewรผnscht.

      Thank you, Ernst, for your lovely message. Snowdonia National Park is indeed very beautiful. Many blessings wished for you.

  10. Your pictures always have the “I would like to be there” feeling about them. Partly the content and partly the quality.

  11. Such a beautiful country you live in.
    Alison

    • Thank you very much, Alison. When I was younger I always wanted to live somewhere else. It was only when I started to look at life through a lens in 2012 that I began to see the beauty around me. Now I truly love my homeland.

  12. I am so glad that you are going back in your archives, Izzy. What I remember most about Wales is the clear air, a feeling of homecoming. Sending hugs!

  13. Well that’s very nice of you to say so.

  14. Wow. You got some beautiful skies to go with the beautiful landscapes.

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