I’m celebrating my Welsh heritage today! Happy St David’s Day everyone 🙂
The leek (Cenhinen) has been the traditional emblem of Wales since an occasion when a troop of Welsh were able to distinguish each other from a troop of English enemy, dressed in similar fashion, by wearing leeks.
That fact and the red colour of Wales’ heraldic dragon inspired me to colourise my photographed leeks a blood-red in an artistic nod to history.
I have so many fond memories of time spent in Wales. Holyhead, Anglesey and Snowdonia when visiting my Nain (Welsh for Grandmother). My favourite places were Trearddur Bay and The Ugly House, not far from Betws-y-Coed.
I spent time hiking, climbing and potholing around The Brecon Beacons during my scouting years.
Then my friend, Rachel, went to Lampeter University (now University of Wales, Trinity Saint David) in Ceredigion, West Wales. I loved spending time with her there and our cross country drives through The Forest of Dean.
My brother, Robin, went to university in Cardiff and I absolutely fell in love with the city, particularly beautiful Cardiff Bay. I went on to co-organise a number of fundraising walks, held in the Bay, for my charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
I still haven’t visited the famous Pembrokeshire coastline but it’s on my list! Great for wildlife and landscape photography 🙂
It’s only a small country but it’s big on experience! So go on, visit Wales http://www.visitwales.co.uk/