A Visit to Powis Castle #Photography #Medieval

Castell Powys (in Welsh) was built around 1200 as a medieval fortress sitting in a hugely elevated position on the Welsh borders and is now in the care of the National Trust. No photography is allowed inside so the following images are from the impressive tiered garden with far reaching views. You can find out more here.

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#SundayStills ~ A Gem of a Colour #Photography #Amethyst

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt. This month’s colour challenge is Amethyst or Purple.

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Amethyst is a variety of quartz and is said to relieve stress and anxiety, aiding tranquility, groundedness and calm, as well as other beneficial attributes.

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Amethyst or purple also appears frequently in nature… notably flowers.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Simply Flower Arranging: A Step-By-Step Guide by @JudithBlacklock #Flowers #FlowerArranging @eejarman

I was intrigued when I was approached by Emma Jarmon to see if I’d be interested in featuring this book. I love flowers, and enjoy them in the house, but am all thumbs when it comes to anything creative. Having said that, I will be trying (being the operative word) to give some of these a go…

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#SundayStills ~ The Colour is White ~ A Large Part of #Nature #Photography

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Shrandt.

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This week is the monthly colour challenge and this month’s colour prompt is white. My first thought was snow. The snow falls we’ve experienced in various places are easily recalled as we don’t have them very often.

The following were taken in Somerset during a magical early dog walk, Snowdonia and Oxfordshire ~ another early dog walk.

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