Friday, February 24, 2012


My eldest daughter who is over from Australia at the moment was talking about the 'Big Landscape' which has dominated her recent travels in Australia, wide sweeping vistas of the interior and the southern coast. As Sian says, the sky appears so big, giving the landscape an endless feel, on the grand scale.
The comment made me focus on an aspect of the Welsh countryside gives it its 'welshness', for me it is a mixture of the hills which break up the 'big sky' giving a more scaled down comfortable feel to the views, and the more important quality of the light - it is our very point on the planet and the fall of sunlight at that angle which definitely for me defines the Welsh Landscape in all seasons and weather conditions.

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