I took this shot of a brooding sky while I was out and about on Anglesey last year. The Welsh coastline is so stunningly beautiful you can't help but be outdoors for as much time as you possibly can. Look at the little patch of sunlight shining on the sea. Isn't it wonderful? I have no idea why but for some reason it fair gladdens my heart. It's these unexpected moments of sheer beauty, I suppose. The greys and blacks and suddenly the clouds part and the heaven shines down fr
Even though Rufford Old Hall is fairly close to where I used to live, I'd never actually been there until recently.
Originally owned by the Hesketh family, the house has a fascinating history dating back to Tudor times. It bears many a secret of its Catholic heritage as it was caught up in the times and tribulations of Henry VIII and the Church of England when it was essential to be on the 'right' side or fear imprisonment or death. Now owned by the National Trust, the Gre