Having spent many school holidays as a youngster in North Wales, I have a strong affinity for its landscape an interesting mixture of mountains, valleys and coastline. Whenever I visited Wales as an adult, which was frequently since I only lived 60 miles away, I always felt at one with the place, almost as if it was my spiritual home.
With these feelings in mind, I managed to capture of a shot of a daffodil in the front yard of a house in Riverside.
While processing the image in Photoshop CS3, I accessed iTunes and listened to Bryn Terfel, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, singing songs associated with Wales — Men of Harlech, Cwm Rhondda, and others — which culminated in a rousing rendition of the Welsh National Anthem — Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadu (The Land of My Fathers).
Happy St David’s Day!