Friday, 24 November 2017
Winter landscape in our valley
We had a real frost this morning and it has only just warmed up sufficiently for me to think of having a wander up the hill behind the house. The photos actually show the walk in reverse, but hey-ho, I am sure you will get the general idea.
This is Black Mountain (Bannau Sir Gar on maps) glimpsed through branches on a field edge which has recently been established. There was a small corner of copse, above the road, which has been removed and an approach to a field put in. It gives a great view up and across the valley.
The view directly across of the farm next to us and you can just see a corner of our old farmhouse (looking creamy yellow) in front of the farm buildings.
The pond in the top field - stocked with fish and a great place for wildlife.
As you can see, there was a lot of river mist up along our valley today - only just starting to clear now that the sun is dissipating it.
I went along the farm track aa short way to get these photos. The sheep looked glad to be thawing out . . .
Black Mountain above the mist.
I chose not to go on up the really steep bit of the hill.
Atmospheric - trees (and lone sheep) silhouetted against the skyline.
The big old tree which is on the edge of our land. A big branch has broken off (it is a dieing tree) but got snagged higher up so no fire wood from that until it falls.
View across the valley from our field.
The first bend away from the house, where I regularly see a gang of Long Tailed Tits.
Trees against the winter sky.
View from the kitchen window - what I didn't capture was all the raindrops on the twigs.
Sorry for so few words but I have slept badly this week and am feeling a tad jaded. We have a busy weekend ahead, and I wanted to get a post up whilst I could.