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May 24 2013 Wednesday Wanderings May 24, 2013

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Once a month on a Wednesday we meet with friends and have a wander around. We enjoy a lunch  at home before we set off  to  try and  find different places to visit locally  and to try out  different footpaths. Recently, however, we have taken to exploring further afield. 

Last month , Jim drove us to Lampeter to visit the Quilt Museum and to see the Kaffe Fassett Quilt Exhibition. It  was wondrous! Such colours, patterns and techniques…one of the the best exhibitions seen.             http://www.welshquilts.com/

This Wednesday we went in the car  to  Gwenffrwd – Dinas RSPB  near Rhandirmwyn. Although cold and windy the sun was out so we could really enjoy the two mile hike around this most beautiful  reserve.

Taken from http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/uk/uk-gwen.html#cr…….This delightful reserve is set in the heart of scenic mid-Wales. At Dinas a boardwalk takes you through alder woodland and then a trail continues into oak woodland overlooking fast-flowing, spectactular rivers. Some parts of the trail are rugged and steep.
The place to…
discover the beauty of the Welsh oakwoods with resident red kites, ravens and peregrines, and summer-visiting pied flycatchers, redstarts, wood warblers and tree pipits.

We were very fortunate to meet up with a bird watcher on a walk and he was very kind and pointed out to us all the wonderful bird life that we could hear singing  but not see!

There were pied flycatchers, chaffinches, redstarts and warblers…brilliant!

The walk took us by the tumbling and roaring  river and over the hills and through magnificent bluebell woods…a treat for the senses.

All this scenery, wildlife and friendship to enjoy and share…life is good!

Next day I enjoyed another treat by being bought my lunch by a friend at Aberglasney Gardens Cafe…now run by Wrights of Nantgeredig…I’m so lucky!













4 Responses to “May 24 2013 Wednesday Wanderings”

  1. Wendy Says:

    Lovely photos and lucky to see birds at Dinas!
    This is the best time of year though.

    • lletty Says:

      Thanks for this . We were so enthusiastic about our visit to Dinas that the visitors in the cottage went there today. Lots more people around but they had a great walk and the bluebells were even better than on Wednesday. They too met a bird watcher who showed them Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers…so thanks to all the bird watchers who share their enthusiasm and help us out.

  2. Marie Says:

    As usual very interesting accounts of your travels around the countryside. Kaffe Fassett appears to be a very interesting man, I would have loved to hear him lecture. Must go and see the quilts in Lampeter and to go to the RSPB centre. Thank you

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