Winter’s descent


Christmas Day and it was almost dark at noon. And then, most eerily, the sun broke through a skylight in the cloud, lighting up a thread-like silver waterfall, and a single golden meadow.

Snowdonia, Wales across the Menai Strait from Anglesey (Ynys Môn )


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29 thoughts on “Winter’s descent

    1. 🙂 There is something about the weather or atmosphere along this strait that seems to create these extraordinary effects. They truly are other-worldly to behold, and I can well see why so many Celtic seers and early Christian anchorites settled on the island.

    1. Hello, Tony. I do agree with you about the effect of such a sighting. Nor was it the only beam – which was perhaps even stranger. It was such an oddly dark still day – and then suddenly there were the lights. More than a little like some supernatural visitation, and all without a glass of wine.

      1. Nature is really turning it on sometimes these days – I find times like Christmas, Easter, the solstices and the equinoxes have been exceptionally powerful over the past 3 years or so. Also some of the auroras with the recent solar flares are incredible. is one of my favourite sites. It’s all enough to make you think we are definitely not alone in the cosmos 🙂

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