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hywel

By hywel

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These are my hills.
They’re not majestic hills,
But they are part of me, and I am part of them.

I was brought up among these hills –
My soul is here.
This is where I was born; and this is where I shall die.

These hills are bleak and windswept,
Empty and dreary
But I could never live in any other place.

The spirit of my ancestors moves over these hills.
My father is here,
And my mother.

Other places may be more beautiful,
But I belong here among these hills.

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O, wow.... this blog brought tears to my eyes...

such stunning hills pics and wonderful words...

... and lovely pic of you, Hywel. :o) xxx

25 Jan, 2010

 

stunning scenery, i love the hills,the stream, the stone wall, in fact, i loved viewing all the photos ! a lovely start to grey Monday here in West Sussex. Many thanks.

25 Jan, 2010

 

lovely words and pictures,Hywel...and wonderful to have such deep feelings and contentment,for the place you love so much.Not everyone has that setisfaction.....you are truly lucky :o))

25 Jan, 2010

 

It is glorious countryside ... beautiful photos and beautiful words. I particularly love those blue skies and those views that seem to go on forever. Nice one!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you all. Yes I am lucky, and I like to appreciate it, and be thankful for it.

25 Jan, 2010

 

You sounded very whistful there Hywel. They really are beautiful hills no wonder you love them so much.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Hywel and stunning views across 'your' hills. It's good to feel so closely connected to the area you live in. I feel the same way about the Romney Marsh although I wasn't born there. When I moved there nearly 40 years ago it was like coming home :)

25 Jan, 2010

 

What lovely pictures Hywel what a great place to call home.

25 Jan, 2010

 

That was beautiful Hywel and so moving - you have every right to be so proud of your natural heritage.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Brought tears to my eyes to hywel......... lovely pics of the hills and fields...... i know how you feel... the countryside is in my blood to...... im never happier than when im in a bit of countryside.... sadly though i moved away from the fields where i was brought up and lived all my life..... but love the sea down here to...... a very moving blog.....

25 Jan, 2010

 

I went all shivery when I read this ---------- soo spiritual.Thank you for sharing Hywel.

25 Jan, 2010

 

magnificent countryside Hywel, lovely photos ..thanks

25 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

That was lovely Hywel, and you obviously love your heritage. No wonder with such beautiful scenery. Thanks for those lovely photos.

25 Jan, 2010

 

They are beautiful Pictures Hywel, love your blog too.

25 Jan, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Hywel , what a wonderful blog .. you are truly lucky to have somewhere you love so much to called home .... there's nothing dreary or empty about that scenery it beautiful .....x

25 Jan, 2010

 

Hywel that was a truly moving blog, and all those hills and scenery are beautiful.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful blog - thank you

25 Jan, 2010

 

It's a lovely blog Hywel, lovely to see all what surrounds where you live, I don't find any of this bleak and a lovely place where your mum and dad are too in spirit. I would rather lay down and die amongst these hills, than slowly die in some old bleak old peoples home,

25 Jan, 2010

 

where i grew up there were similar countryside and we used to take an old sack to the steeper ones and slide down them on our bottoms.
always fun but now in am on a flat plain and the hills are far away.
thanks for the lovely views

25 Jan, 2010

 

My family hail from a part of Scotland that has scenery very much like that Hywel - I love it, I lived most of my life in London (not too many hills there) and now live in South Lincs near Fenland so no hills here - your pics remind me of my spritual home. :0)

25 Jan, 2010

 

Very moving Hywel.Such a strong spiritual connection...and indeed seeing your rolling hills and hearing your words,why would you want to live anywhere else ? Thank you for reminding us of our roots.........

25 Jan, 2010

 

I understand what you mean Hywel, and you have expressed it with such feeling. I love Wales, the hills and the valleys, the fields, in fact everything your photo's show. I am not Welsh but have always, in the 13 years I have lived here, felt 'at home'. Like I belong. Most of my adult life was spent moving around the country, moves enforced by work. Wales is the only place I have chosen to live....because whenever I visited this area I felt so right being here.

25 Jan, 2010

 

But I could not live in any part of Wales Pottygardener. I could only live here in this bit :o))

Thank you all for liking my blog

25 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely....and beautiful hills...not stark, gorgeous! =^..^=

25 Jan, 2010

 

Yes Hywel,
thank you for lifting our spirits on this grey January Day!
Although I am Welsh I grew up in Devon, another area with rolling hills.

I can understand why you love the area where you live. You look very well - long may you be sending us pictures of this part of Wales!

25 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Rachelsmum. It's been nice and sunny here.
I love Devon. My grandfather's family were from there.
Thanks Healerwitch =^..^=

25 Jan, 2010

 

Beeeeeeeeeeautiful Hywel your blog is particularly moving and I understand how you feel living as I do in the area where my family have lived for generations - lovely thankyou for sharing :o))

25 Jan, 2010

 

It`s called contentment Hywel and a wonderful way to live one`s life, I love to visit other places and often think how nice it would be to live in such beautiful surroundings when I`m there but in all honesty, when I`m either walking or being driven around my town and it`s surrounding countryside, I know that I belong, Here Amidst Its Ancient Charms, thats what it say`s as one enters our town and like you with your hills, I cannot imagine being anywhere else..
Your photo`s are lovely Hywel and the views are great.
BTW..Does Blodyn know some gent in blue keeps popping up in your blogs, LOL......

25 Jan, 2010

 

I understand your feelings - and you are very lucky to be so 'grounded'.....

Lovely photos...thank you Hywel.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Your hills are beautiful I love the it looks so peaceful thank you for sharing your hills with us I understand why you will stay here. Enjoy your place that is all anyone wants is their own place. God Bless you.

26 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely Hywel! My Partner's Welsh so I know EXACTLY how you feel about your heritage and surroundings. Your blog made my eyes drip and a smile tickled my face!

26 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you for all your comments. I thought it would be a little bit of sunshine in the middle of winter. The words just came out as they are. I'm glad everyone enjoyed it anyway. :o)

26 Jan, 2010

 

You have some wonderful hills surrounding you Hywel.......such a beautiful place to feel totally at one with..........and a really great picture of you there at the end, on top of the world..........:o)

26 Jan, 2010

 

Hywel'the national anthem is right 'my home sweet home is in Wales'it is lovely were you live but I am in love with were I grew up Clwyd and flintshire, every time I travel through north Wales I am entharoled, and filed with plesaure and I have been doing it for most of my life, and even now every time is like the first time, I love to take some one with me and watch their face and listen to the wows as we go around every bend and they see a conpleat change of senery.

26 Jan, 2010

 

Wow what a wonderful sense of belonging
so unusual in these days of buy and sell
Richard and I have lived within a 15 mile radius of home all our lives and we know what you mean.
I feel sorry for the children of today who dont unerstand what it feels like to be a part of a landscape.
Our son does and never wants us to sell and move so he can keep coming home.
Your words are really lovely too very poetic
Lovely:)

27 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Janey, Cliffo, Vicky.
I just thought I'd put a bit of summer into our lives, but I have had so many nice comments I am pleased everyone enjoyed the blog.

27 Jan, 2010

 

beautifull pics hywel, sometimes we complain but i wouldnt want to be anywhere else other than our country, its fresh and green and we have breath taking views like this,, brought a tear with your words hywel :o))) x

27 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful pictures and sentiments Hywel, and its these feelings of contentment with ones lot that bring the greatest pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

27 Jan, 2010

 

Not majestic? They are too...and quite gentle and peaceful as well..beautiful all of them.

29 Jan, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Hywel, you've taken my heart...Such beautiful views, and I feel you words are so sincere that there are tears in my eyes...
Happy and lovely picture of you...xx

29 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you all :o)

29 Jan, 2010

 

a beautiful part of the world you live in Hywel :)

30 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you

30 Jan, 2010

 

So beautiful. I felt like I was reading a classic piece of literature that reached deep into my soul and warmed the emotions there. Indeed, the photos reminded me of the concrete details in Bronte' novels that have captured me since childhood. Thank you for sharing.

30 Jan, 2010

 

Very beautiful Hywel...it is a great gift you have been given, to be able to live among the hills you love so much...but I suspect you know that! =)

1 Feb, 2010

 

Your blog has got me thinking Hywel. What is our heritage, is it where we grew up or does it go much deeper and is embedded and ingrained in our ancestral genes? My parents who were from different parts of Italy, both moved to UK after the war. They met and got married in Cheshire, where my sister and I were born and grew up. I then married an Italian and moved to Italy when I was 22. So .... what and where is my heritage? When people ask me where I come from, I instantly say I'm British and I still say I'm going "home" when I plan my trips over, even after over 35 years that I've been here. I still drool when I see masses of of very "Cheshirish" daffodils and lilac and lily of valley and bluebells - all because their vision and smell remind me of "home" - so Hywel, I'd like to thank you for helping me put a few dots on some of the i's of my heritage ..

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you for all your comments.

1 Feb, 2010

 

Just picked up this blog Hywel, don't know how I came to miss it, its absolutely beautiful,

3 May, 2010

 

Well thank you :o))

3 May, 2010

 

Looking back to your past blogssss, it's so beautiful place !! save your picture my friend; I want to save in my favorites a good man and a great gardener :-)))))))

10 Sep, 2012

 

Thank you. I am thinner now, and I've got a moustache :o)

10 Sep, 2012

 

why are you on a diet ? take good care my friend, to me appearance is not important the way you are is most important :-))))))

10 Sep, 2012

 

All my trousers were getting too tight, so I had to loose some weight ... lol :o)
I used to have a moustache many years ago, so I've grown it back now.
There are several photos of me on here ...
I'm pleased you like my blogs :o)

10 Sep, 2012

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