Snowdonia, North Wales from across the Menai Strait
Wales tends to have a reputation for being short on sunshine and long on rain (washed out family holidays often looming large in people’s memories). And it’s true it does receive a lot of rain from the Atlantic. And yes, it can often be a question of catching it while you can. But then when you do, the combination of mountains, sea and active weather systems can produce some other-worldly effects. The island of Anglesey in December and January puts on some specially good sunlight shows, and what can be more heart and spirit-lifting than winter sun.
The Pilot House, Penmon Point, Anglesey
In Henllys Woods
Aberffraw Beach: January sunset
Lens-Artists: Here comes the sun This week Amy asks to see our sun photos and anything under the sun.
48 thoughts on “Here Comes The Sun”
love the sky show –
Thank you, Beth. Hard to beat a good sky show 🙂
Thank you, Ian.
Wow Tish, your images of the sun’s rays are gorgeous. Like anything, I suppose if the sun is less omnipresent it is more appreciated when it DOES appear. I also loved the image of your shadow in the sunlight. Very creative.
Many thanks, Tina.
Beautiful set of images, Tish! The sunray captures, wow! Thank you for sharing.
I love the way you’ve captured the shafts of sunlight through the clouds – lovely images!
Many thanks, Sarah. These ray effects seem to be a feature over the Menai Strait.
Great photos, Tish. I find Wales can vary so much with the weather. Parts of Ceredigion can be wet, yet on the coast at Aberystwyth, the sun can be shining all day. 😊
Exactly, Trev. And Llandudno is supposed to get loads of sunshine, even when other places don’t.
Good photos as always. Here I’m singing the Annie song..The sun will come out tomorrow…hopeful it will. Rain daily this week and forecast for next week too. Thankfully I llive on high ground but there have been many flooded roads and yards in the area.
Heavy rain on hot, hard baked earth is not good. It tends to run straight off.
That’s amaze-balls, as we might say here (not intended to sound profane as this is American English, kidslang, I’m using [Orwellian word there kind of: kidslang]). I love that winter light and can picture the two of you journeying there with your camera post Christmas, hopeful for some otherworldly magic. Amen to that Tish!
Amaze-balls – that’s quite a phrase, Bill. But I could well see it becoming a new profanity on English lips. As to magic making. We must get down to it – both of us – whatever the medium. I like that picture you painted of us, travelling west at the turn of the year.
Well put, I’m all in. Always a sucker for the magic-making, the make believe. Here’s to that!
Fabulously dramatic views. And yes, we’ve come home early from a Welsh holiday once, rather than face another day of deluge under canvas.
It can certainly do deluges. No fun at all in a tent.
You and me both, Margaret!
I’m now remembering rain battering on the caravan roof! On several holidays.
And once we were committed, the weather improved … of course.
Always the way….
The first three photos are so atmospheric, I love them! Especially the one with the snow on the mountains.
That snow shot was such a chance one. The light was nearly gone, and I happened to look out just as that last lglow of sun happened. Most unreal. No wonder the Druids gravitated to Anglesey.
Wow; An atmospheric delight. Thank you for sharing.
Love the light show, Tish and you have some great dramatic images….Yr Wyddfa in the snow is grand
And thank you for providing the Welsh name for Snowdon. I’m surprised I did not know it.
Oh, many years ago I used to Youth Hostel and walk about in that area from time to time
Pleased to benefit from your local knowledge, Sue 🙂
We-ell, not really!!
Beautiful photos Tish.
Oh my Tish, these are simply beautiful images!
Thank you, Anne.
My goodness, how beautiful!
Ah, Snowdonia! Wonderful images of sun and snowplay. The first one is absolutely gorgeous. The one with the pilot house very atmospheric – and your shadow! Well done.
Many thanks, A-C. I always appreciate your comments.
Great post and images
T’is a truly beautiful world we live upon. 🙂
Isn’t it just!
Thank you for this beautiful series, Tish. The first one is breathtaking. The sunrays, wow…
Many thanks, Amy, for your inspiring challenge.