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“Parochial Artist” Gayle Rogers at Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery work hard, in their modern guise of a trust, to maintain Aberdare’s reputation for culture. One of the Valleys’ artist activists, Dr Gayle Rogers, has a solo exhibition there until July 8th 2017. Anyone who … Continue reading

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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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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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Around Efail Isaf: the Community Route

The community route which runs beside the Church Village bypass makes an easy circular walk from Efail Isaf of about three miles.  The trees and shrubs planted to fit with the environment and the views over the rough grazing of … Continue reading

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Art in the stables

Women’s Arts Association arranged a day out at South Wales Equestrian Centre through committee member Shirley Anne Owen, and, at the stables, David and Vicky gave us a great day.  We arrived with cameras and sketch pads in the morning. … Continue reading

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Lost on paths from Chippenham, but fun anyway

My friends and I agreed to a day out around Chippenham. This is the story of getting lost on footpaths  to Lacock, though it’s pretty straight on the map (Wiltshire rights of way are online at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/rightsofway/publicrightsofwaymapping.htm). First, we needed … Continue reading

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