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30th June 2020

Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom Saint Marys parish church Mold with spring blossom

A much anticipated local event in Mold, North Wales, is the blossoming of the cherry trees in the grounds of St Mary's parish chuch.

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29th June 2020

Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England Eccleston Parish Church, Eccleston, Cheshire, England

A forgotten photoshoot at Eccleston Paris Church from all the way back in 2007.

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28th June 2020

Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower

A mini-safari around my back garden with a macro lens yielded some suprising results!

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27th June 2020

Llandudno Pier Pavillion at night, North Wales Llandudno Pier Pavillion at night, North Wales Llandudno Pier Pavillion at night, North Wales

One of the most iconic structures on the North Wales coast, this is the Victorian pavillion at the end of the pier at Llandudno.

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26th June 2020

Llyn Idwal lake, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Mymbyr lake, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Mymbyr lake, Snowdonia, North Wales

As well as impressive mountains, the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales also boasts some beautiful lakes, and here are just a couple of examples to illustrate what I'm talking about.

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25th June 2020

Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales

Here's another of my favourite Snowdonia mountains, Pen Yr Ole Wen.

This shapely conical peak is the southernmost mountain in the dramatic Carneddau range.

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24th June 2020

">Female hiker below Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan Mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan Mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan Mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan Mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan Mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales

One of the first places my wife Liz and I intend to visit once the coronavirus lockdown is eased here in Wales is the Snowdonia National Park.

And here are a few images of Tryfan to remind us of what we're missing!

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23rd June 2020

Old stone bridge over the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Old stone bridge over the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Wild garlic flowers at Maeshafn, North Wales

Three final photos from the enchanting footpath alongside the river Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales.

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22nd June 2020

Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales Small waterfall on the River Alyn at Maeshafn, North Wales

Some more images from the woods at Maeshafn, North Wales, this time featuring the River Alyn.

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21st June 2020

Path through woods carpeted with wild garlic flowers Path through woods carpeted with wild garlic flowers Path through woods carpeted with wild garlic flowers Kissing gate on path through woods Path through woods carpeted with wild garlic flowers Path through woods carpeted with wild garlic flowers

Another North Wales hidden gem, discovered during a lockdown walk.

These are the woods near Maeshafn in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales.

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18th June 2020

Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers Stargazer lily stamen and anthers

More flowers today here at goHOWiE.com, this time indoors and featuring a single Stargazer Lily bloom, photographed as a still life.

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17th June 2020

Bleeding Heart flowers in sunlight White flower with dewdrops Pink garden flower in sunlight Pink flower with yellow stamens Green palm fronds in sunlight

We're back in my garden for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com, but not my current garden.

In fact, these flower photos were taken back in 2006 using my first 'serious' digital camera, an 8MP Canon EOS350D.

And at website resolution thay look just as good as the flower photos I'm taking today on my 24MP Canon 6DMK2.

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16th June 2020

Drystone wall in mist, North Wales Trees in mist, Clwydian Range, North Wales Trees in mist, Clwydian Range, North Wales Trees in mist, Clwydian Range, North Wales Trees in mist, Clwydian Range, North Wales

North Wales can get a little damp and foggy every now and then!

But that's no reason to stay indoors.

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15th June 2020

Orange poppy flower in the sunlight Orange poppy flower in the sunlight Orange poppy flower in the sunlight Poppy seed head without petals

Poppies, one of the most obvious signs that summer is on the way.

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12th June 2020

Cumulonimbus storm clouds Cumulonimbus storm clouds Cumulonimbus storm clouds Cumulonimbus storm clouds Cumulonimbus storm clouds

Living in North wales I'm rarely short of interesting weather to include in my photos.

And sometimes the weather can be so dramatic that it forms the sole element in an image, such as these captures of some magnificent cumulonimbus clouds.

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11th June 2020

Glowing hot bonfire wood embers Glowing hot bonfire wood embers Glowing hot bonfire wood embers

This coronavirus lockdown is providing some unusual photo opportunities, with the bad weather over the past few days giving me the incentive I needed to go back into my archives and re-evaluate some of the images I took years ago but didn't do anything with at the time.

Such as these photos of glowing wood embers, shot way back in 2006 on a 8 megapixel Canon 350D, the first digital camera I had access to.

And still good enough for my stock library Alamy to accept!

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10th June 2020

Tree in Spring Foliage at Buckley Common, North Wales Tree in Spring Foliage at Buckley Common, North Wales Tree in Spring Foliage at Buckley Common, North Wales Empty playground and oak tree in Spring Sunlit path through woods in Spring

If you've got to spend the spring in coronavirus lockdown, then North Wales is the place to spend it!

Here are some images captured while my wife Liz and I took our local coronavirus exercise.

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9th June 2020

Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales Lake and trees at Buckley Common, Flintshire, North Wales

A beautiful evening, just before sunset, enjoying the lake at the centre of Buckley Common in North Wales.

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8th June 2020

Time lapse of cirrus clouds blowing across a blue sky

Here in North Wales we get a great variety of weather to enjoy, such as these beautiful cirrus clouds, filmed as a time lapse from my front drive.

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5th June 2020

Video of red tailed bumblebees on chive flowers Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower Tree bumblebee on a purple chive flower

Somewhat of a departure for me, filming wildlife, but I had great fun with my macro lens in my back garden chasing bumblebees!

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3rd June 2020

Time lapse of crescent moon traversing a dark blue sky

This simple time lapse video of a cratered crescent moon required some lateral thinking on my part to create.

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1st June 2020

Time lapse of the moon setting over Buckley Common, North Wales

Following on from the previous time lapse video, this clip shows a new crescent moon setting over the lake on Buckley Common, North Wales

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