Favourite Images of 2022 – Part 1

We have been combing Pembrokeshire.Online for some of our favourite images from 2022. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

The following has to be one of my all time favourites of some naughty Bluetits having a fabulous time in Fishguard Bay. The Bluetits – for those who don’t know – are a bunch of folks who meet to swim in all weathers, supporting and encouraging each other bobbing about in the sea. This lovely pic captures some of the good-natured fun enjoyed by all. If you fancy joining them, you can find out where and when swims are planned on Facebook. Bluetits meet all over the world but this group meets regularly on the slipway at the Tesco end of the Goodwick seafront, just before the entrance to the ferry port. Find them on North Pembrokeshire Bluetits on Facebook. Its OK… you may keep your kit on.

In an altogether different mood is this lovely image (below) from Brian, who is a local poet and photographer. He has been contributing to the magazine for some time with his poems and images that follow the beauty of the Pembrokeshire seasons. There were many we could have chosen but this one happens to be my favourite of the moment because it has a moody almost otherworldly atmosphere… and I love the pink and shades of purple against the black.

This gorgeous little swimmer (below) is the delightful companion of Lucy Hinksman, an accomplished photographer and advocate for disability rights. As someone who lives with a learning disability herself, Lucy shows us that the only limits are those we place upon herself. The work that she does is of infinite value and lovely Ruby is her near-constant companion, delighting everyone who meets her. We are  grateful that Lucy agreed we could use this image as I loved it so much.

Isn’t this a wonderful image (below) of the Rev Shirley Murphy, chaplain to the Lord Bishop of St Davids, being observed by a young parishioner as she prepared for his baptism in August 2022. It was taken by mum Anneka Hopson-Griffiths. The little fellow is Rowan Jude Hopson-Griffiths and the place is St John the Baptist Church.

 

 

There are so many lovely images from local painter Barbara Price, but this one (below) stood out for me in 2022. Since August, following two heartbreaking bereavements, Barbara has been posting reels of herself painting. She says she loves the challenge of painting and posting on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. I love the colours of this piece.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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