Yesterday we were in Hay. Of course, I had my trusty camera with me, so here are a few of the photos taken on an amble round the town. This creamy ginger cat was so friendly.
The short cut down behind the shop - originally an ironmongers - but now it stocks all sorts, including this selection of large wicker baskets for wood, and it has a fab kitchen shop inside too.
Our friend M's shop, The End. It always has a wonderful collection of really unusual things inside.
Aren't those Nautilus shells lovely? The window display had lots of Physalis (Chinese Lanterns) in it.
Upstairs, this taxidermy lion's head was wearing a pretty wreath of flowers. M was telling me how she dares the children to put their hand in the lion's mouth!!
A stuffed Duck. No home should be without one!
Pretty leaves in the pub wall, where most of the larger Virginia Creeper leaves had already blown away.
Above and below: at the shop which sells all sorts of wonderful crystals, were these little houses and duck pond, and there was a good selection of Green Man faces on the wall. I had a wonder round inside, but as always, got a bit overwhelmed by the room which is full of crystals - you are bombarded with energies!
Above and below: the view across the car park to the beautiful hills beyond.
Coming back through the Backfold cut, and about to order lunch at the little Sandwich Cellar there, I stopped to take a photo of the display outside the Flower shop.
Above and below: Hay is still about Book Shops, and here is the window display in one of our favourite shops, opposite the Castle.
I just loved this Bookhouse!