I have just returned from a short break visiting family in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. We spent an afternoon in St. David's, and of course couldn't miss the opportunity to go into the Cathedral which makes St. David's the smallest city in the UK! The original building, now a ruin, can be seen below, and stands just behind the more recent building, above.
Above is a photo that I took of the wonderful embroidery stitched by Amanda Wright, depicting the life of Saint Caradog, and below are a couple of closer details.
The gate above took my eye one afternoon while we were walking along the seafront in Newport., and below I just loved the way that the stones and rocks had been placed to strengthen the shallow incline that was supporting the garden above.
So many Canadian Geese were milling and swimming around in the estuary of the river, I don't think I have ever seen so many in one place like that before. I took many photos of them, and am hoping to make some stitched pieces using them as inspiration.
We visited Picton Castle Gardens which are also beautiful, and where there are a number of sculptures to be enjoyed, including a dragonfly with gorgeous bright blue wings. I thought the reflection in the water of the small lake made an interesting image.
Armed with plenty of inspiration, I'm hoping to get back into some stitched artwork very soon now. Many thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope your summer/winter breaks will also inspire your creativity.