Monthly Archives: July 2014

A walk up Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid Hill) before dinner

The Skirrid or Ysgyryd, apparently from old Welsh for split, cloven or shattered, is a lovely climb for hot summers, and ideally followed by a cold drink and excellent meal at the Walnut Tree Inn with good friends. There was … Continue reading

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Penarth Open Studios Trail, and ffotogallery, on July 12th

I was looking forward to the Penarth Open Studio Trail, and enjoyed the variety of art and gardens of studios I visited.  Everywhere had a stream of visitors, making it a successful day all round. Geraldus John and Shirley Anne … Continue reading

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Naughty ruination of a verge

Why do we have verges?  They are popular with road users for their wild flowers and hedgerow habitats, but their function is also to allow people on foot or riding a horse to avoid unrepaired roads or to get out … Continue reading

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Day out including Radev II collection in Bath

Earlier in July, I took the train to join friends for one of our regular catch-ups.  The buddleia was turning the Valleys railway embankments mauve.  After the long, wet winter, plants seem to be going for gigantism, for example the … Continue reading

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