When I first looked through this red bush and saw these two telephone lines poles in the way of that beautiful and lush landscape in the background I thought "damn the old-fashioned phone lines" and I stepped aside and took the shot from a different vantage point which I will be posting later on. But then as I looked through the bush again feeling sorry for myself for not being able to take the shot, the longer I looked through the lens the more I like it and the more interesting I found it with these two vertical wooden "lines" running across the centre of the frame. What do you guys think, interesting or a waste of Instagram space?
I’ve been trying to work out how to tell you about some of the products and gear I’ve being using so have added a review page to my blog (link in bio ⬆️) ... I’ll update it with a new review each week, if it’s worked for me I thought you might find it useful. . Without the continued support of the company’s who have helped me, my adventures would definitely less enjoyable and for that I’m incredibly grateful. . Today’s shout out goes to Top Herd Snacks; if you’ve got a few minutes pop over and have a read 👍🏻
I love this view looking down the Pass of Llanberis towards Llyn Peris Reservoir, it’s also one of my favourite routes up Snowdon ... you get to Bwlch y Moch and then you have the exciting decision to carry on along the Pyg or head up onto Crib Goch. . I think this route has a lot to do with the other walkers on it; no one ever seems in a rush and people love to stop for a chat. I often meet a lot of people who are doing the route for the first time; they have a nervous excitement, are always full of questions and I love to join in with their enthusiasm as we chat about the route, the views and how long it will take. . I always remember a day on Snowdon a few years ago; I was with a friend who’d never been up to the summit and we were on the Llanberis Path. They were getting tired and started to ask “how much further is it” every few minutes. Every time they asked I replied “just round that corner” ... after an hour or so they stopped walking and shouted “how many flippin corners does Snowdon have!!” ... after I’d stopped laughing I replied “a lot” ... that’s the excitement of a summit sometimes, the not knowing, the discovery, touching that trig for the first time and hopefully standing still; taking it all in and giving yourself a clap on the back 👍🏻
When I reviewed these photos with ugly pylons my initial take was to retouch them to reveal the possibility, what could have been without these ugly disruptors of the beautiful landscape. Then I thought "no". If I remove them nobody will know any better. Nobody will be able to look at these images and imagine what could have been. My only hope is that as technology progresses and the costs are driven down, more people will opt-in for solar panels and roofs until eventually there is no need for these pylons and the electric network as all needs would be fulfilled on an individual level...One day..
A year ago this week I found out I was going to be made redundant. You might remember my post at the time; I was initially scared, worried and completely out of my depth when I received the news. However, after speaking to my family we worked out I could take a year out and enjoy some free time (& it’s been an amazing year!). . Well that year is nearly up and I’ve just heard that I got the new job I applied for. It’s honestly a dream come true; doing a role I love, in an environment that’s my life. . There’re lots of jobs out there, it was just finding one that I felt passionate about ... I have this saying that I’ve passed on a lot over the years “find a job that doesn’t give you Sunday night blues, a job where you don’t spend all day watching the clock, a job that when your alarm goes off you smile and don’t press snooze more than 2 times, a job that you look forward to going to ... this way it’s not a job at all, it’s your life and it’s a life you love”. . Happy ‘I got the job day’ guys 😊👍🏻