This is what I like to see - lots of routes to explore! There were a couple 3-way splits on today's walk. We couldn't resist the sunshine and birdsong and feel of spring (especially as there is rain due the rest of the week). So we set off to visit the little church we had seen in the distance recently. It was a good choice.
We walked past a pond with Bullrushes, but no water birds availing themselves of the spot. It was pretty muddy on the track, and Iwas glad I had my walking boots on.
It was indeed a day stolen from spring and reminded me of a Pre-Raphaelite painting, as the colours were so sharp and atmospheric.
This Oak Moss grows on all the trees hereabouts and shows the purity of the air (free from nitrogen pollution).
The little church, of some antiquity, but sadly restored in Victorian times, as was often the case. It is hard to tell how much of the original building survived. An ancient spot, and well chosen - although it is approached when it is open these days, across two fields.
A local lass who sadly died aged only 13. The stained glass image of her makes her live on.
Taken through the plain glass window at the back, the trees are reflected and the window looks like it is floating. Tam took a much better photo like this and I hope to borrow and add it later.
There were masses of Snowdrops blooming in a corner of the field the burial ground and church are set in.
A reproduction of the Early Christian Monument associated with this parish. We saw the real thing when we were in Brecon Museum a while back. It ended up in the adjoining parish, built into a house there - but had previously been built into a high-status Elizabethan house (which didn't survive the centuries). It dates from the late 9th/early 10th Centuries.
One of the earlier headstones propped against a bank.