Contemplating the Natural World

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“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement;

the greatest source of visual beauty;

the greatest source of intellectual interest.

It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

David Attenborough

 

Happiness…..NOW

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“Happiness, not in another place, but in this place…

not for another hour, but for this hour.”

 Walt Whitman

What a beautiful place is Llyn Brenig.   Situated in the unspoilt countryside of the Denbigh Moors, on the border between the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire, it is one of the largest lakes in Wales.

There are nature trails, archaeological trails, picnic areas, water sports, a visitor centre, an exhibition telling the story of Llyn Brenig and its archaeological history, and a restaurant with good food and great views from the terrace.

LLYN BRENIG VISITOR CENTRE
Llyn Brenig, Cerrigydrudion,Conwy, Wales, LL21 9TT

Telephone: 01490 420463

Photos:  Walking at Llyn Brenig, April 2016

Beauty and the Beast

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BEAUTY

Looking across the lake from the Nature Reserve.  

AND THE BEAST

The defunct Nuclear Power Station can be seen on the opposite shore.

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The Message???

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.”
Anais Nin

Photos: Trawsfynydd Lake, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Behold All Things Have Become New

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This morning at 3am, I awoke to some words resounding in my head:

“Behold, all things have become new!!”

A new day breaks, a new year dawns – heralding new beginnings, a clean slate, a fresh start, new hopes and dreams. And absolutely no regrets!

I previously observed life through negative eyes and I dwelt on that negativity – on all the things that were wrong in the world. And what we focus upon….grows!

It’s all a matter of perception – we see what we expect to see, what we’ve been conditioned to see. But we can change our perception. We can start to look for the best in everything and everyone.

I’ve had a mind makeover, and the seeds of beauty have been planted therein. I see the world through ‘new’ eyes, since I started to look at life through a lens. It’s like a spotlight on the natural world. I see beauty everywhere and in everyone. I dwell on it, focus on it, and I watch it grow- beauty springing up everywhere I look!!

“Change yourself to change your world.
Change your thoughts, your attitudes and your beliefs,
and your world will change accordingly.”

Wishing you all a beauty-filled 2015.