Amelia's photos

HFF from Caernarvon

Mimulus guttatus. Common Monkeyflower

Orchids at Aston Cill Nature Reserve

HFF from Ruyton XI Towns

Oyster catcher. Haematopus ostralegus

26 May 2022 19 11 45
The oystercatchers are a group of waders forming the family Haematopodidae, which has a single genus, Haematopus. They are found on coasts worldwide apart from the polar regions and some tropical regions of Africa and South East Asia. The Eurasian oystercatchers are considered near threatened and there has been conflict with commercial shellfish farmers, but studies have found that the impact of oystercatchers is much smaller than that of shore crabs.

Phoenix arising.

Speedwell. Veronica species

Penrhyn Castle

25 May 2022 33 17 90
The dominating stone façade of Penrhyn Castle hides more than just its internal red-brick construction. Built in the early 19th century, its formidable architecture, opulent interiors and fine art collection lean on a long history of sugar and slate fortunes, social unrest and the longest-running industrial dispute in British history. Penrhyn Castle was built using profits made by a family that used "hundreds of enslaved people". Penrhyn is one of the most admired of the numerous mock castles built in the United Kingdom in the 19th century. In the early 20th century, relations between Penrhyn and local communities began to deteriorate. Exploitation of the workers in the quarry led to the longest running industrial dispute in Britain’s history. Beginning in 1900 it centered on Union rights, pay and working conditions. The Great Strike was a bitter battle between Lord Penrhyn and the quarry workers, the effects of which are still felt today. In 1949, after the death of the fourth Lord Penrhyn, the land and title separated. The title went to Frank Douglas Pennant, who became fifth Lord Penrhyn, and the land went to the fourth Lord’s niece, Lady Janet Harper. Only two years later, Penrhyn Castle, along with the Ysbyty Ifan and Carneddau estates, came under the care of the National Trust.

HFF from Conwy

26 May 2022 33 38 96
Conwy Castle is a magnificent 13th century stronghold constructed by Edward I, that today makes up one of four castles in Wales named as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Constructed under the orders of King Edward I and built between 1283 and 1289, Conwy Castle was one of an ‘iron ring’ of strongholds commissioned to establish the king’s dominance over Wales. During the English Civil War, Conwy was initially a royal stronghold before falling to Parliament in 1646. Following this, the castle was slighted, or purposefully damaged to put it beyond military use, and eventually fell to complete ruin in the late 17th century. Today, Conwy Castle is managed by Cadw, which is the historic environment service of the Welsh Government and part of the Tourism and Culture group, and is open to the public. With its imposing towers and turrets and a striking position high over the Conwy estuary, the castle remains an atmospheric and picturesque site..

HBM from Caernarfon. Wishin' and Hopin'

25 May 2022 23 20 71
Dusty Springfield ~ Wishin' and hopin'

Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Ruyton XI Towns

03 Jun 2022 20 14 80
There was a fun competition for the best dressed house in the village. This one sported loyalties to the Queen and also to England and Wales. The photographer is a Scot, so almost the full house for the UK. The PiP is a photo from the one and only street party in the village..

Llandudno looking owards the Little Orme

Llandudno looking owards the Great Orme

24 May 2022 10 3 48
The clickable PiP is the view in the other direction.

HFF from Caernarfon

Conwy creels and rust

Conwy harbour fishing paraphernalia

June 1st. Summertime has arrived? And it's rainin…

01 Jun 2022 31 19 72
Moss humps on our garden wall. I love the moss which grows on our sandstone wall, so do the birds, and the schoolchildren who often scoop it off.

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