A left-over photo from the Green Castle Woods walk showing beautiful sulphur-yellow lichen on a young tree.
I can see the sea! View from the top, near Horeb x-roads, showing the "bump" topped by Llansteffan Castle, and the sea beyond it. look at the back of the photo, in the middle, and you will see a stepped bit. That's it.
Panning a little further West. Taken on Monday on route to Brechfa for the Jumbo Oats.
At about this point my son started sighing heavily as I had stopped the car several times for "photo opportunities". This is looking towards Abergorlech, hidden in the valley bottom. The edges of Brechfa Forest are on the left.
A very beige picture of the countryside around the steep little lane down into Brechfa.
The icicle tree!! I stopped on a VERY steep hill to take this. Think that the farmer must (as many of his fellow-farmers do in this neck of the woods) have run a alkathene pipe across the road and hanging over tree branches to get water to the fields t'other side of the lane and it has a leak . . .
First flowers of Saxifraga oppositifolia (Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage). This was growing on the side of the path into Dinefwr Park. I had to go to Llandeilo, so after dropping my son off, I parked up and walked to the castle.
View across the beautiful parkland towards Dinefwr Castle.
Empty belltower of Llandyfeisant church. It is set in a little hollow, surrounded by a yew grove, and with a stream pouring out of the hillside. I have always had the feeling that it was a sacred grove and well, before it was Christianized. It of course served the Big House (Dinefwr castle) as their place of worship.
The little church looks so forlorn, now it is becoming overgrown with ivy and moss. I don't know when it was last in use, but when we first came here it was open to visitors, but now the gates are barred.
A sad memorial to Rachel Davies, who died on her 17th birthday . . .
One of the smaller windows.
A very "green" roof in all senses!
Corner of the churchyard with snowdrops.
On Monday the weather was so wonderful (sunny but cold . . .) and I had to drop our son off in Llandeilo, so I parked up and walked across the park to Dinefwr Castle. This is part I of the walk, ending at Llandyfaelog Church, where I sat and took notes for "pomes" - have worked on the poetry since getting home, but not finished yet.