The sun shone in the sky, the breeze was warm, the company exceptional and Carmel Woods looked very inviting. The Walking Well group led by Philip set off on a trek through the woods , along some lanes, up some tricky footpaths and back crossing a flowering meadow before heading home via The Hangout for refreshments.
As seems to be usual on our walks we met a very friendly collie, who wanted us to play but we were too focussed on our walk!
In the woods there were a fine collection of wild flowers.
Right in the middle of one footpath was the first orchid to be seen this season….there were plenty more just waiting to bloom.
There were stiles to climb over or just miss out altogether!
Look forward to returning to the woods later in the year when all the wild strawberries are in fruit.
Bluebells were blueing the wood but it was the wild garlic that took centre stage.
Walking along the lane we were watched with a concrete eye to make sure we didn’t pick any of the flowers in the hedges…we were very well behaved …well…most of us!
There were campions in full pink flower.
Of course there were our bright yellow Welsh poppies brightening up every hedgerow we saw. A perfect walk …thank you Philip.
I’m very fond of Aberglasney Gardens and at present the gardens are looking wonderful. In the Ninfarium, the indoor garden, the Bird of Paradise is in flower and so too the Clivia.
As always I took far too many photos..too much choice of marvellous flowers and vistas!
Back home our amazing climbing mad Rufus! Why he wanted to climb up the garden trellis I have no idea…but he made it! Trouble is he need a helping hand down again!!
The lilac trees are in full flower in the garden and their scent is filling the air.
Early morning walks around the garden are my favourite. It is usually very peaceful, the sun is low , the dew is on the grass and the birds are singing.
Sometimes it’s just pleasant to sit under the yew tree….
….and watch our mad cat posing for a photo!
It’s also a good time to look at the seven goslings, seven ducklings and five moorhen chicks on the Pond Field…there is no better way to start a day!