Tag Archives: Garth;

Clouds and sun around the Garth

Long winter shadows on the fields and cloud inversions are a frequent sight on the Garth mountain and in the Taf valley.   I see them as I go up to the stables in the morning. These photos were taken in … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves and winter sun

I’ve been enjoying the shades of autumn and now startling spots of colour against the wintry sun, which rises and arcs low.  Where I and my horse live near the Garth in Rhondda Cynon Taf, this allows me to experience … Continue reading

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Horses and lambs

Lambs seem to be born later nowadays, and the first two arrived this week at the farm where my horse lives on the Garth mountain. The little brown and white one is less than a day old, with curly wool, … Continue reading

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Soaring birds on the Garth

I am lucky to live in a village on the side of a mountain, like many others in Rhondda Cynon Taff.  There are clouds that puff upwards from behind the Garth and others depositing drifts of rain in the distance … Continue reading

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Afternoon sunshine on Efail Isaf

It is supposed to have been the hottest November day in Wales, and the sun was bright and colours glowing. Time, I thought, to record a few photos of the south side of Efail Isaf along some of our footpaths. … Continue reading

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Ivy bees? No, European hornets.

What do you do when you see lots of very large wasp-shaped, stripey but nectar-gathering insects on ivy?  Naturally, I googled “huge bees ivy” and got the answer “Ivy Bees.”  I was excited to report this to BWARS (Bee, Wasp … Continue reading

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Getting ready for autumn: a horsey post

The horses are enjoying this September sunshine and the tasty grass it brings.  Today, by nine o’clock, some of our happy herd were ready for the first sleep of the day.  Others were still topping up. My horse Bo was … Continue reading

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