Friday, 30 May 2008

The return of summer, hopefully .....

Simple cheerfulness.

A Dryads home?

Enjoying a break from all the recent rain.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

At Dusk

The Frenni Fawr at dusk this evening. At the top of this hill there are a number of cairns and barrows. There are tales of encounters with y Tylwyth Teg - the 'Fair Family' or faery folk. It is also said to be the hill where, in the tales of the Mabinogion, the Roman emperor Magnus Maximus (Macsen Wledig) had his visionary dream of the Welsh princess Elen.

Monday, 26 May 2008

The wind and the rain

There has been some wild weather this weekend - forceful and unseasonably cold winds have snatched twigs and leaves from the treetops.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Hills and smaller things

Fast changing weather over the hills this evening.

Apples are beginning to form.

Ribwort Plantain.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The paths of May

An inviting old trackway.

The beginnings of a miz maze.

Beautiful Sycamore tree in full summer dress.

Foel Drygarn beyond the May green trees and fields.

Bellflowers amongst the white quartz topping an old wall.

Friday, 16 May 2008

A miscellany

Over the last month or so, various functions on my camera have stopped working - it has now packed up altogether. A new camera is on the way which is exciting, but it is unlikely to arrive until next week; by way of an interlude here are some pictures from various times.

Dinas Head, viewed from Pentre Ifan and from Newport beach.

Sunset clouds highlight the three cairns at the top of Foel Drygarn.

At Gors Fawr circle.

Low evening sunlight, and the moon.

Foel Drygarn from the East.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Another beautiful day

The Frenni Fawr in the hazy heat of the early afternoon.

Monday, 12 May 2008


Summer is suddenly here, having burst in hurriedly as if knowing itself to be late in arriving.

May blossom on the Hawthorns.

Seeking out the cool spots.

Speedwell growing in an old wall.

This evenings moon.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

The turning wheel

Yesterday a warm gusty wind blew showers of apple blossom petals from the trees. Many other flowers are opening.

Ladys Smock.

Welsh Poppies.

Strawberry flowers.


Mist over Carn Ingli this aftenoon.

Everywhere is fresh new summer foliage.

Saturday, 3 May 2008


On May Day the first of our swallows returned to their summer home here. Many more have now arrived and the farmyard and buildings are full of their chatter. Nests are inspected and repaired. It's a warm and windy day and they fly in through the open doors and windows of the house, hovering expertly just below the ceilings before swooping out again.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Ceibwr Bay

At Ceibwr this afternoon.

On the beach.

On the coast path near Ceibwr.

Sea Pinks.

Carn Ingli and the hills from the road home.