Walking Well Friday again and the rain held off…just! We’ve had very watery weather with blasts of sunshine in between so having a day that looked drier than previous ones the walk was on!
We set off through the village and spotted some fascinating ‘begging hands’ outside one of the cottages.
Further on were beautiful views over the Beacons.
Accompanying the walk was Tilly, a black and white collie dog and she was looking after Philip, our leader. She was very intelligent and took great pride in teaching us all how to pick up sticks and throw them and also how to wait on the side of the road listening and looking for traffic.
When we’d crossed the road safely there was still lots of interest to be found in the hedges.
There was evidence of the mighty rainfall we’ve had as the gulleys were blocked with the early autumn leaves and Pam made a gallant effort clearing all the drains as we went along the road.
It was a good job that Tilly had given us all some road safety tips as it was put to great use!
Another hint from Tilly was to pick up the proffered stick and throw it.
Our walk took us through the estate of Prince Charles but again he wasn’t home.
Not wishing to be repetitive but Tilly was insistent that we really did need to concentrate and learn how to pick up those sticks!
Continuing our walk through the estate we saw geese getting ready for Christmas (11 geese a laying!), trees standing on guard , postman delivering, autumn colours, Myddfai church, a blue cottage and wild flowers… and the coffee and courgette and lime cake from the Visitor Centre just made for a perfect walk!
The upstairs in Aberglasney mansion is not usually open to the public but today being Open Doors Day tours were being taken by the Head Gardener/Director Joseph and I was helping…well opening and closing doors!! The event is on next weekend too so anyone who books and pays normal entrance fees can go on a tour and see all the magic of upstairs! A few photos to whet your appetite.
Later in the day I went to a party in a beautiful house with a garden that went right down to the River Towy. This fisherman had all the gear and was striding out with every intention of catching his supper!
Arriving home in the rain I was welcomed by a half rainbow…the other end was in my kitchen…my pot of gold…Jim was making me a cup of coffee!