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This One Special Moment In Time.

Updated on November 2, 2012

Yesterday Dai being a Taxi driver had a trip to a small village about fifty miles up North called Pontrhydfendigaid and I went along for the ride.

I was so glad I had my phone/camera in my bag because I was surrounded by some of Mother Nature's most beautiful creations.

We were there for less than an hour and we had nearly every weather imaginable.

The sun shone;the wind picked up;the dark clouds loomed;it rained which then developed to hailstones and sleet !!!

However for some reason the day was special ;it filled my being with a sense of all being well.

Of telling me that I will always cope with life's ups and downs!!

From deep within I understood that the different weathers were a picture of what life is all about.

Sometimes sunny ;sometimes dull,sometimes happy;sometimes sad.

There was no outward significance at all to the day except that I felt my whole inner being telling me that I had learnt a lesson ;alright a lesson which wasn't exactly new to me but it emphasised what I had already felt.

Yesterday to me will always be "This One Special Moment In Time" and will always be etched in my mind and heart !!!


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On this very day

of no great significance

I was to

experience

more

of

Mother Nature's

wondrous charm.

A journey taken

through

green

luscious fields

over

each minute mountain;

But mountains nevertheless!!

Slight soft but cheeky drizzles

enhancing that feeling of

a heart so happy!!!

A spirit flying freely!!




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Bird songs injecting each eager heart

along that country lane;

that awesome

country cottage.

Those swelling winds

enveloping in

sweet tender love.

Flowing freely

as blue skies slowly retreat

to be replaced by those

grey clouds

that

come

looming through!!

Yet my full heart

remains

enchanted

bewitched

today

and

forevermore.

A crisp sprinkling

of hailstones

with

a great beam of sunshine;

I deeply inhale

learning sweet Mother Nature's

lessons of life!!

A story book maybe to be named

"Sunglasses and Welly Boots."


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A myriad of shades on an artists palette

from blues to greys

from browns to greens

each shade amazing

each texture fulfilling

each contour a story untold.

A flowing landscape

its beauty softly gripping

glowing through

daylight visions.

A babbling brook!

A bridge so quaint.

To shelter in a cave of natural formation.

Mother nature's sweet essence unfolds.

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Warm in their fleecy

snow-white

woollen coats

sheep's

bleating their welcome.

Chickens and ducks

pecking and waddling.

Horses neighing

their noses reaching

for

that much enjoyed

stroke.

Their scent so sweet

the feeling

so soft as they

warmly

nuzzled

against my cheek.

The entrance to 'Strata Florida Abbey'.
The entrance to 'Strata Florida Abbey'. | Source
The gravestones in the Abbey.
The gravestones in the Abbey. | Source
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A step back in time

to a wondrous

'Strata Florida Abbey!!'

named rather grandly !!!

Gates locked but mystique still

sensed!!

Gravestones with a story to tell

So well kept

a feeling of love and care.

My heart and soul

inhaling each treasure.

Smiling I bade farewell.

A wonderful wooden carving of a Welsh lady which we spotted as we were on our way out of the vilage.
A wonderful wooden carving of a Welsh lady which we spotted as we were on our way out of the vilage. | Source

I say farewell to this creation so wondrous ;

A Welsh Lady in all her splendour.

A carving of love and passion.

Her proud stance

silently tells all

and

together we say;

"Thank you Mother Nature"x

"Thank you for this one special moment in time" x


A wondrous sunset to a wonderful day.
A wondrous sunset to a wonderful day. | Source

I know nothing at all about Strata Florida Abbey but will do a little research and this will be created into a future hub.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Eddy, Good morning! Thank you for sharing this sweet moment in time. Words and photos are so full of joie de vivre. Regards, snakeslane

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so much snakeslane ;I really do appreciate your comment.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Eddy, Mother Nature is a great topic for any poetry. I enjoyed your pictures and your poetry. Beautiful! Have a wonderful day. Voted up!

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Hi Eddy.

      Looking at your photo's in this hub and many of your others. Put that together with my knowledge that I have. I would say that "Mother Nature" must have worked overtime, as well Sundays. It seems to me our island is overflowing with her beauty.

      Lovely hub and photo's.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Pamela.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Ghaelach I must agree in that she must indeed be working overtime.

      Thank you so very much and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Fantastic pics Eddy. You tell it well. Passing this on.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Another lovely hub Eddy, as usual your photographs enhance your text, which in itself is a delight. It was bound to be a successful day because you were always in Wales. A beautiful country.

      Graham.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Mother nature took out her bad mood on New Jersey in the name of Sandy. She is beautiful most of the time, but with the exception of this particular moment in time, I have no heat or electric and I am eating bad food out of tin cans! Could be worse. Voted up and awesome.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      I have never been disappointed by Mother Nature. Your images are beautiful and very meaningful. Your poetry also never disappoints me! That too is beautiful and meaningful, and any superlatives I can think of fall short of describing how you touch my heart with every word! Pearl

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Gypsy.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The wonders of nature make life grand!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful hub and I admit the photos distracted me because they are beautiful thanks so much for the share :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Eddy, you seem to always have the proper words to say right at your fingertips, it amazes me, and I love reading. Jamie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Graham each and every comment is so greatly appreciated.

      Enjoy what is left of today.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I am so sorry to hear that you have also been affected by Hurricane Sandy ; I am thinking of you and everyone else.

      Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by,read and comment.

      Take care and stay safe my friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Your comments are always so sincere ; warm and mean so much to me Pearl.

      Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much as always Jamie and have a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Eddy, this is wonderful. A special moment in time. That's all we can hope for and ask for in this world. Your photos are lovely and it looks like you had a great day. You have gleaned some great lessons from your day!

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Your wonderful words and photo's go so well together.

      Voted up awesome and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Eddy, I really must go to visit Wales, its so beautiful, I love the woman statue outside the house, there were similar figures outside the houses in Clovely devon, I love them! your photos were amazing, and I loved the poems, voted up! nell

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eddy, I can see you had a wonderful day, your pictures are beautiful, as well as your poetry. Thank you for sharing once again. Blessings my friend..

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Funny you should bring this well written piece to my attention tonight. It seems I have lived a richer life than I remember. Thank you for this.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much aviannovice.

      I wish you a wonderful weekend.

      eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So nice to see you've called by as always Frank.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Your comments are always so sincere and greatly appreciated suzettenaples.

      Eddy

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Joyce.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Nell so nice to see you've stopped by. I am so glad I caught that carving of the 'lady' and your sincere comment is so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so very much Ruby and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much as always Mhatter and your comments are always so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You look through a true artists set of eyes and it is beautifully demonstrated in your wonderful hubs, such as this. Mother Naturer treated you to quite a show.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much shiningirisheyes.

      Eddy.

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      Thank you for your beautiful Mother nature poem and pictures. I really enjoyed reading it.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Another wonderful hub experience! Your photos are beautiful and loved your thoughts on nature.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Your message is clear. We should find the happy elements in all forms of weather. And I wholeheartedly agree, a wonderful hub! Thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Beautiful Eddy!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you flashmakeit.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Each and every comment of yours is appreciated teaches.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So glad you liked this one midget.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Audrey.

      Eddy.

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Lovely hub, your poetry and the beautiful array of photographs were a pleasure to read and admire.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much tebo.Your comment so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Lovely poem and great photos-love the Welsh countryside!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Johan and your comment is so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your photos and your poetry. Beautiful country you have there. Voted up.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So glad you liked this one moonlake and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Thanks for sharing your journey and wonderful photos. Isn't it funny how what starts as an ordinary day can turn out to be so special?

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much DeborahNeyens for stopping by to read and leave a great comment.

      Here's to many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Eddy

      Thanks first for all of the photographs....so often they say so much, add so much to our thoughts and words.

      And the salute to Mother Nature is heartfelt. Taking time to enjoy and soak it in wraps us in the wonder of it all. I am so glad you took this little journey with your friend. ps

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      So very beautiful Eddy, what a special day - thank you for sharing your lovely photos and poetry with us.

      Take care and enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Glad you liked this one pstraubie and here's to many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Lesley .

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you for sharing your journey, Eddy. What a wonderous day!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much brave warrior your sincere comments mean the world and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      I enjoy driving to see the scenery, and enjoyed getting to take a trip with you through the Welsh countryside. I really liked the carving of the lady. Beautiful. Voted up.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Millionaire Tips and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Eddy, this was nearly as good as being there. What captivating photos and your poetry was perfectly matched to the tone of the day. Stunning scenery. What a drive that must have been. I'm so glad you brought along your camera phone and captured these awesome treasures.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Peg and here's to many more for us both to share on here. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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