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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekend Snapshot

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I haven't been anywhere or done anything interesting again this weekend. The weather was nice yesterday, my camera batteries were all fully charged - but I felt awful. In fact, I spent most of the day in bed, asleep. As regular readers of this blog know, I have a few health problems, one of them being chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME. For some reason, it's flared up a little bit lately, so I usually listen to my body when that happens, and rest. I feel a little bit more lively today, but I'm still going to take it easy, because I hope to get out and about with my camera tomorrow. So, because my weekend has been so uneventful, I thought I'd make this Weekend Snapshot all about my plans for Monday.

The weather forecast looks good for tomorrow. I'll need to be up bright and early, as I need to take my travel sickness pills after breakfast, and at least two hours before I travel. I'll be dressing up nice and warm, packing a flask of hot soup, my camera, batteries, phone and other essentials, before hopping on a bus to the nearby Gower Peninsula. Here are some of the sights I hope to see:

Looking back at Worm's Head

I doubt I'll have the energy tomorrow to walk far enough to capture a shot of Worm's Head from this angle. When I've posted pics of the Worm in the past, people have asked me why it's called Worm's Head. The name is believed to come from the old Viking name for it, Wurme, which means 'dragon'.

Worm's Head with sea thrift in the foreground

Sadly, these lovely flowers won't be around tomorrow, as they don't bloom until April or May.

Looking along a farm lane at some Muscovy ducks

The last time I walked along the lane in the above pic, I came face to face with a big, orange billy-goat. Needless to say, I turned around and fled.

Muscovy duck

No need to run away from this harmless creature, though.

Looking towards Tears Point

I'm determined to get as far as this point tomorrow, however tired I feel. I just hope the walk doesn't leave me feeling like this:


Oh well, that's all for this week. Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend.

21 comments:

Lifecruiser said...

Ah, I know exactly how that feels like with the chronic fatigue syndrome, since I have Fibromyalgia (triggered by chronic back pain) myself. Fibromyalgia is said to be very much alike chronic fatigue.Yet, you sound like me - we're trying to fight it, but one must listen when it's flaming...

That Worms head sounds and looks gorgeous, I'd love to go there too! I saw some other photos from there when searching the internet for it and it's so beautiful! I wouldn't mind going to the Rhossili Beach either... Looks soooo enchanting!

Actually I would love to go to Wales, since we've seen Scotland and Ireland already... Maybe we will some day, but for now, we're seeking the warmth on our next trip :-)

I had a co-worker that did go to Wales on some horse trekking, from the mountains down to the beach somewhere, don't remember where. They stopped at local pubs in the evenings and had a real nice time. I saw the photos and they were absolutely stunning even though she was a bad photographer.

Hootin' Anni said...

Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

Those are fantastic photos...I think I like the country lane with the ducks best. Altho the last one really made me laugh.

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots and I had to laugh at the last one. I'm sorry you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. I hope you will have a better day today. Take care.

janet said...

i like the worms shots... and the story behind it. the last one cracked me up though. i like your humor.

hope you're feeling better now.

Larawannabe said...

Great shots all of them. And the last one a treasure. Lol! I hope you feel much better tomorrow.

I've posted mine here. Have a great week ahead :)

si kiky said...

get better soon, I love your pictures, a peaceful scenery :)

Misty Dawn said...

I always love your photos! You take care of yourself and don't over-do it!

Liza said...

Lol, loved the last photo. I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I do hope you're alright. Happy WS.

Mar said...

Beautiful shots, Siani, just lovely...

stev & emz said...

seems like you had a lovely weekend huh? uve got a very nice place. those are very lovely shots. thanks for sharing!! my ws is up to!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures... happy WS

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photos. I can smell the sea, the grass, the sun . . . Oh, right now I can't wait for summer!

napaboaniya said...

I hope you're feeling better and all geared up to walk those distance :)

leslie said...

Oh I sure hope you have a good day tomorrow. Wish I could be going with you instead of trying to survive another miserable February day. *sigh*

Natalie said...

I hope you have a great day tomorrow! Looks like you have some great plans!

My Weekend Snapshot

Joyismygoal said...

wow those shots are idyllic and the last pic is goofy cute

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are some amazing photos, and the last had me rolling with laughter Hope you get to walk

Michelle Johnson said...

I hope you have a nice day today. Get lots of fresh pictures and most of all don't tire yourself to much. I enjoyed this post and your pictures a lot. Thanks for sharing.

genny said...

Thats a nice view and i like it. Feel very peaceful and happy birthday too.

bisdakbabbles said...

Soooo lovely!
I could just spend the whole in there doing nothing. :D

bisdakbabbles said...

and you take care!
Yes, your health comes first. :)

 
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