Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that I take a lot of photos. Consequently last year I posted a review of my year in photo format, and I have the done the same again this year. As with last year I found it really hard to narrow it down to just one photo per month. But I did. I’ve tried to make the photos as varied as possible too – some local, some international. Some rural, some urban. Some colour, some black and white.
My dad spends much of the year enjoying proper sunshine in Greece, or proper winter weather in Canada (you can read about his travels and enjoy his photos here). He’s currently loving life in the Canadian Rockies. However, before he left the soggy Welsh hills for the snow covered peaks of Banff it’s fair to say that the weather had been pretty rank and depressing, even by Welsh standards! Which is why when the sun made a rare appearance on Monday I jumped on my bike and pegged it up the local mountain, Garn Wen. The views were pretty spectacular – not quite the Rockies – but worth taking a few photos of on my phone. So seeing as he wasn’t around to enjoy the beautiful (albeit brief) moment of local sunshine, I thought I’d post my photos on the blog to reassure my dad that it’s not always murky and mingin’ back home. (The bottom one was taken first thing in the morning on my dog walk, not on my bike ride).
These are for you Pops…
So winter finally turned up in South Wales!
As I type the heaven’s are dumping tonnes of the white stuff all over the valley, not least over Trevethin. We have well over half a foot of fresh snow lying in our front garden and I fancy there will be a lot more by the time the sun comes up tomorrow morning! Normally, my dad would be out and about loving the wintry madness, but seeing as he’s currently in Canada (enjoying PROPER snow in the Canadian Rockies) I thought I’d post some of the photos I’ve taken so that he doesn’t feel like he totally missed out!
So here, in no particular order is a selection of Trevethin snow shots from the last week: (more…)