Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue – Two Welsh Dragons

Dialogue - Two Welsh Dragons

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue – Two Welsh Dragons

This week we were asked to foster a dialogue between two images. I took these photos at Powis Castle in Wales. The emblem of Wales is a Red Dragon. My first image is a red dragonfly and it adds the missing colour from the statue of the Welsh Dragon in the second image. A simple dialogue perhaps, but I hope that it’s effective!


Travel Theme: Orange


Travel Theme: Orange

A smorgasbord of oranges from our travels to Shropshire and Wales last weekend! Hope you enjoy the gallery below 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 3


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 3

Word Origin
Fray: from French frayer to rub, from Latin fricāre ; see friction, friable

A rock climber has to regularly check the ropes they rely upon for signs of wear. This is the very last place you’d want to find a frayed rope!



Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 2

verb (used with object) wear (cloth, rope, etc.) to loose, ravelled threads or fibres at the edge or end; cause to ravel out.

Haiku: Frayed

Weeds and wildflowers
Tattered floral art from start
To seed head finish


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 1

Ant vs Caterpillar

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray 1

1.a fight, battle, or skirmish.
Synonyms: altercation, combat, war, clash, encounter, set-to.

Ant vs Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar at Llanymynech Quarry in Wales!

A territorial fray. Who won you ask?













The referee (Heather) decided there was foul play and flicked the ant off the stem!


Blue Monday: Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly

Blue Monday: Blue Butterfly

I love finding these pretty blue butterflies out among the wildflowers and grasses. They can be incredibly hard to spot, despite that amazing flash of blue, as this precious little creature is only about 1cm tall with its’ wings closed!


The Lush Layers Of Llangollen

The Lush Layers Of Llangollen

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

I had the opportunity to visit beautiful Llangollen, in North Wales, today before going to watch the Rugby League World Cup quarter-final between Australia and the USA in Wrexham.

This post isn’t just about showing you some of the wonderful layers of Llangollen itself, but also peeling back a couple of layers on my own heritage.

My Nain (Welsh for Grandmother) lived in Holyhead, so I’m a quarter Welsh and spent many happy holidays up in this beautiful part of Britain.

I was also born in Australia! So I was delighted to watch my alternate home team in action today with a great win over the USA.