This Catkin photo was taken last week, when the sun was out. Yesterday was overcast, but the sun peeped through at times, and made everywhere look more cheerful when it did.
The first Primrose - well, there was another one but that had been almost entirely slug-nobbled and wasn't worthy of a picture . . .
These Snowdrops are growing on the bank by the remains of Annie Stockings' river-side cottage. I can imagine her planting a few bulbs, which have now spread. There's a Periwinkle which struggles over everything in season too.
Sun on mossy trees along the river bank.
The bend in the river as it heads away towards Pontargothi. Just around the bend there used to be an iron bridge where you could cross the river (to visit or leave Holy Trinity church) but this fell into disrepair many years ago and only the metal supports remain.
At Lletty Stud Farm, there was a cherry picker and a man with a chain saw . . . It was suggested I took a detour through the stable yard to avoid having a branch on my head!
Across the other side of the valley (and river) is Alltyferin, which used to be the home of the Bath family, who imported Copper from South America to be smelted at "Copperopolis" - Swansea. They also imported guano, and exported coal from Swansea docks.
Looking across to Grongar Hill in the distance, the subject of John Dyer's poem.
Cow Parsley in bloom. In various sheltered spots, I have seen it in bloom pretty well all winter.
All the roadside trees have been cut down up at Lady P's. I don't know if her farm has been sold, or whether it is just maintenance.