Live in the present moment to stay in the Flow of Life.
No need to plan ahead. Respond to life as it happens.
When we’re in the Flow of Life, we are naturally trusting in a Higher Force to guide us.
We let go of trying to control everything ourselves.
Get back in the Flow of Life where everything happens naturally at the right time.
Photos: Llyn Celyn, North Wales October 2016
“We are human beings not human doings –
so let’s start acting like it by taking the time simply to BE
and appreciate the beauty of the world.”
Images: Autumn at Llyn Mair, North Wales October 2016
“A lake is a landscape’s most expressive feature.
It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder
measures the depth of his own nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
When I visited the lake at the end of October, the peace and tranquility were palpable. I have come to love this solitude and silent communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a child again.
As I sat, entranced, I was reminded of the words of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Each minute of life should be a divine quest.”
This was one of those precious moments, an eternal moment frozen in time, as the world faded away and my heart soared.
Llyn Mair [Welsh for ‘Mary’s Lake’] is an artificial lake near Maentwrog in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It was created in 1889 by William Edward Oakley, as a 21st birthday present for his daughter Mair. The position of the lake, bordered with ancient oak woods, and its tranquil appearance, makes this a popular picnic site for visitors, and it is also a starting point for a number of local country walks. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llyn_Mair]
“My soul is smitten with wonderment,
spellbound and bedazzled
by the glorious serenade of the rhythm of life.”
Image: Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. 1st November 2015.
Croeso i Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid [Welcome to Bala Lake Railway]
“Home of Alice, the Little Welsh Engine”
Yesterday I made my way to Llanuwchllyn, a little village at the southern end of Bala Lake in North Wales.
I wanted to try out my new lens – a Tamron 18-300 zoom lens, so I decided to take the narrow gauge steam train which runs alongside the lake, a return journey of approximately nine miles.
For the next hour or so, the little train chugged and weaved its way along the track and I enjoyed some great views of the lake, which is nestled among the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy, in Snowdonia National Park.
On reflection, it probably wasn’t the best place for experimental photography, given the nature of the journey!!
Llyn Celyn is a large reservoir constructed between 1960 and 1965 in the Tryweryn valley in North Wales.
It is 2½ miles long by 1 mile wide, and has a maximum depth of 43 meters [140 feet]. It can hold 71,200 mega litres of water.
The reservoir is contained behind a rock gravity dam.
At the far end it passes between the mountains of Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach, in Southern Snowdonia.
Construction of the reservoir involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn and adjacent farmland. When the valley was flooded in 1965, the village and its buildings, including the post office, the school, and a chapel with cemetery, were all lost. Twelve houses and farms were submerged, and 48 people of the 67 who lived in the valley lost their homes. In all some 800 acres of land were submerged.