Orchids are among the flowers making this a colourful, if late, summer. In the parkland by Nant Celyn below Efail Isaf, marsh orchids are everywhere, showing their range of shades of purples and pink.
Some are in grassland which is left uncut at this time of year, others are down close to the pond.
Beyond the park in the fields, there were all bumble bees collecting pollen. I snapped this picture of Cow Parsley beside the Maesmawr Road. It might actually be Sweet Cecily or some other parsley-ish member of the Carrot Family or umbelliferae: there are such good names like Moon Carrot, Hedgehog Bur Parsley, Pignut, Water Dropwort and Sneezewort, to name a few – not all found in south Wales.
The leaves smelt like parsley, and the flowers were dense and pretty, and in this photo, when I looked carefully, I found four bees, three honeybees and one bumble, busily loading up the pollen.