Photo. Kit Miller

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Llansteffan at Lunchtime

The other day I drove to Llansteffan during the lunch hour at work.


 I had time to walk up to the castle and appreciate the view for a short while before heading back to work.






Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Castell Coch

Last Sunday some of us spent the day in the beautiful Castell Coch. In 1875 William Burgess was commissioned by the Marquis of Bute to build a medieval style fantasy on the site of an ancient castle.







The children saw a very authentic looking Sion Corn.

 




 




The Latest Exhibition at work

 
 
Beautiful paintings by Beth Marsden and David Kilvington.
 

Beth Marsden
 


 
David Kilvington





Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Bluebell Wood

 Last Saturday I went for a walk in a nearby wood with one of the 10 year old grandsons. It was a lovely day and we found some very interesting wildlife.

          



I love the sea but there is something about rivers that is very special. To be among the trees by a river is just wonderful. We had a stone skimming competition and of course Leo won.

There were quite a few orchids spread about the woods.





When the sun went in my phone took rather dull photos. I need to investigate and see if it is possible to adjust the settings.


Leo resting.
He was carrying a large piece of quartz rock which he found by the water. The walk home is about a mile and mostly up hill.




Friday, 25 September 2015

EXHIBITION AT COLEG SIR GAR

There is a rather beautiful and interesting exhibition in the gallery at work.

The large scale photographic work is by Huw Davies and Dan Stavely.

My phone does not do justice to the subtle variations in colour.
Some beautiful small images which were displayed on a light box.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Woad and Blossom

I haven't actually dyed with woad for a couple of years, so last year I planted these. Hopefully I shall dye next year with the plants I grow from this lot of seeds.

Last year the apple blossom was quite sparse after a spectacular display the previous year. Someone told me that trees have a quiet year every few years, like a rest. This year the trees are heavy with flowers so I hope there will be enough bees around to appreciate them.

The blackcurrents are a wonderful plant with their early leaves, nutritious fruit and these sweet little flowers.