Earlier in the week I had a dry and pleasant walk up the hill to Llansadwrn passing many new born lambs skipping and hopping about in the fields.
Whilst walking I checked out all the gates that I passed some hidden and abandoned in the hedges.
Of course I really liked our own gate! The sign was painted by a dear friend and it is really treasured by us.
Also in the hedges there were many signs of spring.
Up in the village there was some activity as a new house is being built and a new driveway being laid. I had a look round and admired the view from the site over towards the church and the Carmarthen Fans in the distance sadly hidden by mist!
Back home again the signs of spring were everywhere in the garden and it all looks quite colourful. This was pleasing as we had the first visitors of the year staying in the cottage. I had thought it was a good idea to put wood chips from all the trees we have had cut down around the plants. It did look better when I had done it but the birds peck away to find the worms and the squirrels dig to find their nuts and they spread the chips everywhere!
St David’s Day was celebrated by eating our leeks from the garden and picking bunches of daffodils for the table…a happy day indeed!
Our Walking Well Walk today was a new walk! Sadly Philip couldn’t wave his magic wand and make it shine so it rained and hailed –but he had found a circular walk starting up a long -abandoned public road through a dingle with wild garlic and fast flowing streams and back through farmland. The bluebells were just showing and we will return when they are in full bloom- it will be fantastic!
We drove down the narrow road only to find a neglected chapel but one full of charm.
Through a broken window…I did not break it! I could see the interior and it wasn’t as bad as expected.
In the graveyard there were some old gravestones from the 1800’s many with lovely carvings.
We began our walk up a quite steep hill with the smell of garlic filling the air and the sound of the stream rushing over the stones at the side of the raod.
The hill was steep, wet and rocky and when the hail came it was cold too!
Eventually we reached the top of the hill and admired the stone walls on either side of the road showing that it had indeed been a public road many years ago.
We continued on through muddy lanes, over horsy fields, and wobbly stiles and through woods which were wet but showed that in a few weeks time with the bluebells coming out they would be the prettiest woods around.
We found dells of elf caps and they looked so pretty they took our minds off having to get our feet wet crossing the stream!
We finished our walk by coming full circle and found ourselves outside the chapel again.
A fascinating, wonderful walk and one to look forward to doing again. We headed off back to Llandeilo where we all went to 139 cafe for a well deserved bara brith and coffee. Thank you Philip!