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!