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Come Sit By Me A While : Yesterday's Calling !!!

Updated on May 16, 2013
Take a pew.
Take a pew. | Source
Erin and Val's garden.
Erin and Val's garden. | Source

Thank you so much for stopping by once again ; I was so excited to share today's thoughts with you because yesterday I went back to my home town to visit two precious and so loved teachers from my school days .

They are husband and wife and if you'd like to read of how I got back in touch again maybe you'd like to follow this link.

http://eiddwen.hubpages.com/hub/A-Dream-On-Each-Horizon

Yesterday we all three made a solemn promise that we will never lose touch again.

I travelled on the bus as I don't drive and arrived too early for my visit ;this coming about intentionally so I could walk around and take many photos !!First place I went to was the Riverside ;here I took some gorgeous pics and will share these with you in the next few days.

I then went to a little cafe to have Sausage and Chips ;but I still had time to spare and this great need came from nowhere and I felt this compulsive need to retrace my footsteps into The Commins ; a woodland plus Riverside where many years ago as a little girl I along with my precious Beagle Lassie spent hour upon hour exploring every inch of Mother' Nature's beautiful and magical kingdom of love .

Would it have changed??

How would I feel retracing these steps of more than forty years ago??

Well I was soon to find out !!!!

Right do you all have your tea,coffee and biscuits ???

Follow me and I hope you all enjoy.


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The name of this vale when translated means The 'Vale to A Cliff Faced Forest.' However I prefer to call it 'Memory Lane.'
The name of this vale when translated means The 'Vale to A Cliff Faced Forest.' However I prefer to call it 'Memory Lane.' | Source
Let us begin !!!
Let us begin !!! | Source
Onwards and upwards through to what I remember as Mother Nature's wondrous beautiful jewel.
Onwards and upwards through to what I remember as Mother Nature's wondrous beautiful jewel. | Source
A grand house where a retired School Headmaster and his wife used to live.
A grand house where a retired School Headmaster and his wife used to live. | Source
A Rockery of love.
A Rockery of love. | Source
As I make my way.
As I make my way. | Source

Down 'Memory Lane'

Excitement a-quivering

Journey back in time.

The Entrance to T'he Posh House'as i used to call it.
The Entrance to T'he Posh House'as i used to call it. | Source
The House's name translated and  means 'By A Forest' a very apt name I thought.
The House's name translated and means 'By A Forest' a very apt name I thought. | Source
Follow me again.
Follow me again. | Source

Moments so wondrous

Memories so powerful

Such a need so powerful.


A pth leading through the forest but we'll leave that for another day as we will not have time to do it all today.
A pth leading through the forest but we'll leave that for another day as we will not have time to do it all today. | Source
A trickling stream just as I remembered.
A trickling stream just as I remembered. | Source
The door which leads to a quaint dwelling from yesteryear.The translaed meand 'The Cliff Faced Forest.'
The door which leads to a quaint dwelling from yesteryear.The translaed meand 'The Cliff Faced Forest.' | Source

Crawling through thickets

Those knees so very dirty

Oh that tangled hair.



A treasured photo of myself and my precious Lassie taken by a kindly neighbour after I won  a silver cup in school for a story entitiled 'Kindness To Animals.'
A treasured photo of myself and my precious Lassie taken by a kindly neighbour after I won a silver cup in school for a story entitiled 'Kindness To Animals.' | Source

Lassie a-yodelling

A scent ,that quiver nose

A trail of instincts.

Follow me once again
Follow me once again | Source
Delving deeper into Mother Nature's Kingdom.
Delving deeper into Mother Nature's Kingdom. | Source
It could have been only yesteryear. Definitely a haven not touched by Father Time.
It could have been only yesteryear. Definitely a haven not touched by Father Time. | Source

Heartbeats powerful

Just like Batman and Robin

Motions impounding.

A seat in the memory of William Hall whom I remember clearly.
A seat in the memory of William Hall whom I remember clearly. | Source
The bridge from yesteryear over which I used to walk to collect frog spawn.
The bridge from yesteryear over which I used to walk to collect frog spawn. | Source
Due to heavy rainfall the river is very murky today.
Due to heavy rainfall the river is very murky today. | Source
The far end of the bridge and through the gate we go.
The far end of the bridge and through the gate we go. | Source
A corridor of true wonder. This was different as trees have been planted and they create a leafy archway.Oh how beautiful !!!
A corridor of true wonder. This was different as trees have been planted and they create a leafy archway.Oh how beautiful !!! | Source

A sweet wondrous nook

Appearing as from nowhere

Memories impounding.

Over the style we go.
Over the style we go. | Source
A farm house through the trees.An almost romantic aura.
A farm house through the trees.An almost romantic aura. | Source
I loved  taking a moment to reflect here absorbing once again Mother Nature's enchantment.
I loved taking a moment to reflect here absorbing once again Mother Nature's enchantment. | Source
How green is my valley comes to mind.
How green is my valley comes to mind. | Source

Nature's clear prowess

Such protected enchantment

A gleaming jewel.

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'Once Upon A Time'

A wondrous title of time

'Great Happy Endings.'

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Days with my children

Exploring Nature's gems

Days filled with wonder.

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A granchild's pleading

'Tell us your stories Mamgu'

'Once Upon A Time..............................

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My days today full

Memories are untangled

Illuminated.

A house as empty as it was years ago.
A house as empty as it was years ago. | Source
Breathtaking !!
Breathtaking !! | Source
Mine and Lassie's den which was never ever renovated.
Mine and Lassie's den which was never ever renovated. | Source
Lead me onwards.
Lead me onwards. | Source

A Dolly Daydream

My heart and soul full of joys

The end of a day.

Eyelids now drooping

My bed a magnetic force

Eternal sweet dreams.

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Butterfly of love

On the wings of Mother Time

Sharing sweet freedom.


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Last night I decided to download all photos onto this computer and then so enjoyed going through them all one by one ; oh my gems !!!

Before going to bed I decided to edit my beautiful photo of my 'Rock Rose' into various themes ; this fills me with satisfaction and always leaves a great sense of warmth.

Therefore what better way to round this hub off nicely than to share them all with you.

Thank you for visiting and here's hoping you will stop by again.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.

My Beautiful Rock Rose.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank u so very much Mary your comment really is so greatly appreciated. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It is so hard to come up with an original comment for your hubs! This one is so special and all the comments you've already received show the appreciation for your talent and the beauty of your photography and photo manipulations! There's little left for me to say except, awesome!

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you PS your comment so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      So glad that I got to go along with you down Memory Lane....how cool that was that there was a Memory Lane. ...Did you by any chance find Easy Street? :)

      I always so enjoy the photos you attach with your carefully chosen words as they help me connect and another level.

      I hope all is well with you...Angels are on the way ps

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Cantuhearemescream ;your comment so greatly appreciated. Here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      This has to be about the most beautifully charming thing I've ever seen, your pictures are simply gorgeous and your words are equally touching! I just adored that picture of you! I love what you did with your Rock Rose, that was magical!

      Up, awesome and beautiful!

      Cat

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      JANETWRITES

      DEB

      KATHERINE

      for each and every wonderful comment. I wish you all a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      What a beautiful walk you have taken us on! Those are beautiful photos, and I like walking down memory lane- even someone else's memories! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Such another beautiful piece of your life. The pictures are so lovely, too.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I really enjoyed this emotional and inspirational journey as well as your wonderful pictures.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      SHANMARIE

      LURANA

      RASMA

      each comment as always mean a great deal. I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

      Lots of love.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A magically poetic and picture filled journey. Enjoyed lots Eddy. Loved following you into the forest. Hope you're having a sunny and wonderful weekend. Passing this on.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      So very beautiful!! I love the photo journey. You are so gifted at bringing your reader along with you. Thank you! :-) Lurana

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      How beautiful, Eddy! I particularly like the picture you shared of yourself as a child, but the nature photos are also beautiful, as always.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Your words so appreciated Vinaya and here's to wishing you a great weekend too.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Brenda.

      Eddy.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Eddy, your poems are pictures, and pictures are poems.

      Very beautiful..

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      As always, I find lovely inspiration and peaceful travels on your Hub. How nice that you got to make this journey.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      SEEKER7

      PEARL

      BLOSSOM

      TRAVMAJ

      MICHELLE

      VELLUR

      MARTIN

      for always leaving such kind,caring and wonderful comments.

      Each one so greatly appreciated.

      Here's to wishing you all a wonderful day.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Sorry. I can't help but feel you did this just for me. Thank you. For me even a window is a stretch.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading your hub. Great pictures and poems to accompany. Voted up, beautiful and awesome. Great hub.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      It is a truly wonderful montage of pictures, and I'm sure it filled you with memories. Thanks for sharing, Eddy.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      What a wonderful pictorial journey - I note the snow drops are in in bloom, I enjoyed this journey very much.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Goodness! You certainly had fun with that rock rose! What a variety! Loved the whole hub. How lovely that so much of the place hadn't changed. That's what I often find disappointing if I revisit a place that has many memories of my childhood, so much is not there any more. It can be sad, but this is beautiful.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      It's true, Eddy, this community has helped me to open up, too. I am quite shy as a rule, and it is hard for me to express myself in person. But give me a keyboard and I can go to town!! We have a very special connection, you and I. And I cherish it as well.

      Thank you dear Eddy for being such a good friend ;) Pearl

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi Eddy, I can't really add anything unique to what has already been said so wonderfully by other hubbers. The poetry and photos combined not only makes this a very special hub, but an extremely, creative, beautiful and enjoyable one at that!

      Voted up and I thoroughly enjoyed this journey with you!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much kashmir and here's to wishing you a wonderfu day.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Billy thank you as always for you kind,caring and supportive comments. Thank you for the praise on my photos because I am hooked and that camera is forever clicking away. My teachers were more that just teachers as they cared far more than what my own so-called family ever did.

      Thank you Billy for your hubs,friendship and lots of love for you my dear friend from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much kidscrafts ;your wonderful comments are always so greatly appreciated.

      Here's to wishing you a wonderful day and lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you for the beautiful walk and the scenic pictures enriched the adventure . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your poetry has always been superb, but lately your pictures have taken on a whole new level of excellence. Visiting old teachers...how lovely. I receive great joy when my former students look me up simply because they remember me and respect me.

      Lovely

      love,

      billy

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love your pictures that bring me on a very nice walk in nature! I can feel myself looking at the water running. I can almost smell the woods!

      I love the picture of you and your dog :-) And you won already a prize for writing at that age! Your path tho hubpages was already written in the sky!

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts and your pictures!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi sweet hearts2 thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a great comment. here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Your walk and your hubs are very inspiring. Your memories, pictures and verse all a tribute to the beauty of your soul. Awesome hub

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Ghaelach, your loyal following and kindness will always be appreciated. Have a great day to you and yours.

      Eddy.

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Hi Eddy.

      Most of what I want to say would be classed as "Duplicate," as it's already been said, so I'll just thank you for sharing this wonderful hub with your friends on HP.

      Voted up and sharing.

      LOL Ghaelach

      PS: still raining

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Eric and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh Pearl this is touching comment and yes I have to agree with you we are indeed kindred spirits ;we understand each other ;with this comes a far deeper understanding than any 'friends ' who live nearby. I am a pretty private person and don't have open house for a cuppa every morning !! I don't think that I opened up truly until I found this wonderful community !!I I think Pearl that through our writing we have got to know each other very well.

      How uncanny that you also lived your childhood surrounded by Mother Nature's gifts.I shall cherish these words forever and thank you again my very dear friend.

      Here's to lots more hubs for us both to share onhere and I wish you a wonderful day surrounded by your feathered friends.

      Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy7.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have some serenity after reading and walking with you. Thank you

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, we are kindred spirits indeed! This is the same kind of landscape and wondrous natural real estate that I so loved to explore when I was a child. The area was 2 miles down the road from our house and just beyond my grandparents' land. So many memories and nooks and crannies to explore. To step back in time and be filled with those same exciting and heady feelings!

      You have awakened those memories with this glorious journey you have so graciously shared. I felt like we were walking together and feeling the shady breezes, hearing the gurgles of the water falling over ancient rocks, and smelling the 'greenness' of the air we were breathing.

      I absolutely loved this!

      I also enjoyed your creative and inventive rock rose pictures. My favorite, interestingly, is the cube in space. I think because we are all travelers in this universe; the sky, the plants and flowers, animals and birds suspended in and surrounded by time. You are so multi-talented! And you remain very close to my heart my dear friend

      ;) Pearl

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Shauna and hee's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh you've got me thinking now Debbie .Thanks and I shall certainly look up those links. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Faith Reaper.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So glad you enjoyed this walk mary.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always Janine and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very mcuh carol;your words so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, what beautiful countryside you lived in as a child! It must have been so exciting for you to discover it again and virtually untouched. Mother Nature abounds in that land. What an awesome experience for you! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to see the photos of the forest. I really enjoyed walking with you today!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy i know you have wrote some books.. where is the link? can you copy and paste it to me?

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you taking us along on your stunningly beautiful walk. Your photos and art are beyond amazing. Another very lovely way to start my day, so thank you again.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I enjoyed this walk with you. You are a wonderful photographer and you took lots of beautiful photos here.

      Thanks for the walk with you.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Looked like a wonderful trip down memory lane indeed. And loved all the pictures, especially the one of you as a child with your dog. Hope you are having another wonderful day today and send love your way. Voted up and shared, as always!!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I always enjoy seeing your countryside and the beautiful photos..wanting to be there to take a walk with you. Enjoyed reading this..and going back to see teachers is quite an experience. Great job as always.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Jeff thank you so mcuh for taking the time to stop by as always. Have a wonderful day yourself also.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thaank you so much Debbie and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      As always just beautiful Eddy. I "Love" your photos. Hoping you have a great day!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      My dear Eddy.. thank you for letting me explore with you today and the tea and biscuits.. I would have liked some of that sausage.. you had.. many blessings to you and your wonderful hub.

      Debbie

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