A few hours ago we were exploring the nature reserve at Pwll-y-Wrach, just outside of Talgarth. The Welsh name translates to "pool of the witch " and in Medieval times women accused of being witches used to be tried there. Of course, it was not much of a trial - if they drowned they were deemed innocent, but if they floated they were clearly guilty and lost their lives in more horrendous ways. The area is an SSSI - we saw Yellow Archangel, Bluebells, Common Cow-wheat, and beautiful ferns unfurling. I was hoping to see the Pied Flycatchers which are often seen there, but no such luck today.
We went into the lower part of the wood first (by accident) and it was a tad muddy underfoot. I have now ordered new wellies as my others are falling apart (made in China of course). Nice to be Walking in Green though . . .
I think this is Rhos Dirion, in the Black Mountains. Height 713 feet. I shan't be climbing up there any time soon! We looked at a house at Llanelieu, very close to this. Lovely scenery and walks, but the house lacked outside storage and had a resident ghost . . .
The beautiful double waterfall was in high dudgeon, as the water flung itself over the fall. The noise was intense.
Finally, Common Cow-wheat, which used to grow on the bank by the river Cothi at our old home. HERE is the link to its medicinal uses on Plantlife.
Sorry to be short on words this time, but I'm tired and so the photos will have to suffice. . .