Wild & Wondrous Wales

The Natural Wonders of Wales

{Get ready, this post is FILLED with pictures. Just a heads up!}

Well, hello my lovely jelly bean sweethearts and welcome to another installment of Wanerlust Wednesday linkup, hosted by the travel loving lady Casey. The prompt for this month was “Natural Wonders”.  My thoughts strayed to the stunning landscape of my new country: Wales.  But before I share my pictures of today’s post let me share you a little story:

Do you remember the tale of the city mouse and the country mouse?  Well, before I moved to Wales, I was for sure a city mouse: loving the hustle bustle and lights and crowds.  The happy hours, the late night movies or take-away. But, now that I have I lived in Wales for just over a year I find myself enjoying the country mouse life more and more.  Long country walks, stunning vistas and a slower pace of life.  Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE visiting big cities like Paris, London or Rome, but I have found that living in the quiet of North Wales has it’s perks too…

 Now, let’s go on to the Natural Wonders of Wales, and the pictures that go along with it.  But which photos do I choose? I am a snap happy photographing freak when it comes to seeing and experiencing Wales that I didn’t know which to pick, so I decided to give you some of my favorites from our adventures this summer. {Because even though I am in denial, the summer is closing to an end  much faster than I’d like to admit, so let’s relive a bit of the summer deliciousness before autumn rolls around.} 

Wales Collage 1 2013-06-08 11.53.482013-06-02 17.37.49Wales Collage 2 2013-05-24 16.28.302013-07-17 16.03.26Wales Collage 4 2013-07-06 11.45.48Wales Collage 3

Guys, I can’t tell you how spectacular the vistas are here in Wales and I have been really lucky to experience so much this summer. So I have to ask you… have you ever gone from a country mouse to a city mouse, or vice versa? Have you experienced some natural wonders yourself this summer? I’d love to hear about it!


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  • WOW! Wales is such a beautiful country and I love seeing your photos! I hope I am able to see it for myself someday! Also, this girl is 100% country mouse 🙂

    • Wales is so beautiful, and no matter what time of the year it has something beautiful to offer..perfect for any country mouse! 😉

  • I am both a country and city mouse. Born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Cornwall, lived in London through young teenage and young adult life, then Wiltshire as an adult and now back to Cornwall … so I fit from city to country and vice versa very easily. Love them both equally but in different ways.
    Love the pics of Wales – and Freddy. Love Freddy! 🙂

    • Thanks Molly!! Freddy is always a good photography subject… he loves those action shots! 😉 I find that we we travel to a big city, it takes me an afternoon to get used to the noise and all the people..but once I do I am a happy duck!

  • Once again- beautiful pictures!

  • My goodness, that is beautiful. A beautiful natural wonder.
    I am a city mouse, I love the business, the difference in people and the fact that everything is nearby. But I also need some quite once in a while.

    • Thanks Susanne! I have been blown away by how beautiful Wales is… so stunning around every turn! I’ve now found that I get really overwhelmed in big city environments, takes time to adjust to the hustle and bustle. 😉

  • Chantal

    So beautiful! I prefer the countryside to the city too. Though next up we’re moving to a big city… and I’m a bit excited about it.

    • Oh, that should be an exciting change! It’s always fun to mix things up just a bit… 🙂

  • Wales does look seriously beautiful! You and Bonnie Rose have convinced me I need to go!!!

    Erin | Quintesentially English

  • Casey

    Wales looks seriously breathtaking!!! Thanks for linking up 🙂

    • It is beautiful for sure Casey! You will have to plan on visiting sooner than later! 🙂

      • Casey

        I know! 🙂

  • From Casinos To Castles

    Oh wow! So gorgeous! The first time I moved to Germany, I came from Las Vegas where I’m from to a very rural part of Germany. It took me awhile to adjust, but I can’t ever imagine being a city mouse again! I love the beautiful countryside!

    • I am becoming very used to enjoying the countryside vistas, they are so beautifully breathtaking! Isn’t that funny how we can go from country mouse to city or vice versa and adapt?

  • Gorgeous. Just gorgeous! I was already drooling over the beauty of Wale’s with Bonnie’s post today and you just made me want to visit even more! Thanks for sharing! x

    • Thanks for saying that Kayli! I am realizing more and more that I am very lucky to live here, it is such a stunning place!

  • Cornelia

    Stunning photos! I am definitely a city mouse, but moving to the South has made me change the way I see the city – more sprawl can be a good thing 🙂 There’s nothing quite like beautiful mountains, though. Boy, am I a sucker for those!

    • I miss the city, especially Seattle, but there is something to be said for sprawling green hills and wide open spaces. It has taken my breath away more than once or twice!

  • I loooove the landscapes in England, Scotland, Ireland, and, of course, Wales. I think I love it so much because it reminds me of home (Canada) but are also so different and so special in their own unique way.

  • Sarah Beth

    beautiful photos!!

    Here’s a link to a recent post I did on some of my favorite pictures from this summer! http://mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com/2013/08/summer-sunshine.html


  • I haven’t switched from a city mouse at all even though I was born close to both – I’ve always prefered the city. However, Wales does look beautiful and I can see how you could easily fall in love with it!

  • Yes! Come visit!! Wales is stunning for sure!

  • Yep, i could seriously move to Wales. I just need to find a way to make enough to support my family by means of my computer. Then we are so there. x 😉 love all those photos!

  • Your pictures of Wales are so incredibly beautiful. I MUST fit in a trip sometime next summer so I can experience it myself!

  • Gorgeous! I will be on a 30 day road trip in the UK and am definitely passing through Wales. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it, I can’t wait!

    • Oh, let me know if you want any tips for your drive! I could point out some wonderful spots if you’d like!

      • Yes of course, that would be so great! I have a post in my blog waiting for more tips…or you can email me at tkbrog@gmail.com 😉 Thanks.

  • I just love love LOVE the pictures of the sheep – I spent 3 weeks this summer in Scotland and got so happy every time I saw a field full of sheep! My husband and I want to visit Wales next summer so its good to know they have plenty of sheep too : )