Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Well this is an interesting challenge this week. I didn’t set out today to capture these daffodils. In fact I didn’t know they existed in the location that they are, more importantly I didn’t even know that the location existed. You’ll note that I keep saying location, There’s a reason. I was asked not to publish where I found these daffodils are they are in a protected area. Suffice to say I was in the Conwy Valley, although “in the valley” is probably the wrong thing to say as I was about 850 feet up on the side of a hill.


The whole area is carpeted with Daffodils, This photograph doesn’t really do it justice as they just seemed to stretch on and on along the hillside. Twenty minutes before this photograph I was sheltering from the rain and hailstone shower. Not easy when you are stuck on the side of a hill but thank goodness for one of the old ruined buildings that dot the North Wales landscape. It was cold as well with a blustery wind, the remnants of the storms we’ve been having in the past few days. But as soon as I stepped into this little cleft in the hillside, the sun came out, the wind dropped, even the odd spot of rain that was in the air stopped. Perfect!

What’s the connection with Ephemeral?  These daffodils will only be there another week or so, returning again next year.


7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

  1. spiritofdragonflies April 1, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    This must have been quite the sight. They are very short lived so to see them all together and blooming is amazing.


    • Mike Hardisty April 1, 2015 / 9:37 pm

      It really was. One minute I was walking through a wet field with poor drainage in very light drizzle. Then next I was on the hillside with a magnificent carpet of yellow flowers

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  2. 2e0mca April 2, 2015 / 6:30 am

    Ideal for Ephemeral – they don’t last long enough do they… Like the composition too 🙂

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  3. Mike Hardisty April 4, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    No they don’t and its unusual to find them in sheep country…


  4. Leya April 28, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Beautiful composition and angle. Lovely sight.


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