It was autumn and then….
Winter arrived with a blast of cold and chilly weather. The garden, although curling up for the winter took on a magic beauty of its own when Jack Frost touched all the plants with his icy fingers.
The little tomatoes left in the greenhouse looked on in horror as the frost covered the glass and crept slowly towards them!
The cucumbers just straightened out, froze and keeled over with shock!
The veg didn’t escape the frosty covering either. Hope it tastes OK when the frost goes- !
The flowers looked very pretty glittering in the sunshine for their last hurrah of the year.
Moving swiftly onwards my weekly Sunday visit to Aberglasney Gardens was a treat as the orchids were flowering in the Ninfarium and the autumn colours were at their best.
Some type of fungi was also in the Ninfarium…rather lovely patterns.
Sunshine corners and hidden gateways are a delight in the gardens.
Their veg are doing well too!
Another highlight of the week was our Walking Well walk which was brilliant as it was near our village and no sign of the storm that had been forecast…Philip working his weather wonders again! We met up at Felindre Wood which is a 5 minute drive from our house. Walkers arriving by car parked at the entrance under the trees which were reflected beautifully in the windscreen.
Setting off along the path there were glorious views over the countryside and the autumn colours were quite vibrant. Philip was pleased to note that the larches here were still growing and looking healthy. On our previous walk through Caio wood the larches had all been dead.
The Carmarthen Fans could be seen clearly when we all reached the top of the hill.
Also on this headland was a herd of white horses, who were very interested in what we were doing and they wanted to say hello to the dogs, who were accompanying the walkers.
They should have had a Welsh flag to plant in the top when they reached the summit!
When you are on top of the world it’s only right to have a say in how the world is being organised!
Stiles can be tricky when you have dogs to get over too!
A last look at the horses as we completed our circular walk and headed back to our house for some refreshments. A perfect walk near our home …thank you Philip.
Our village, Llansadwrn, although small with an old church and a pub and no shops, now is becoming a centre of many interesting enterprises. One being the startup of a community cinema, showing a film every month ….Sinema Sadwrn! Local folk have been very enthusiastic and hard working and arranged licences etc to show films in our Reading Room ( not the biggest of buildings) but very warm and cosy. Not only have they worked extremely hard they have now gone and won an award in Sheffield …Best New Society at The Cinema for all Film Society of the Year Awards. Fantastic!
Last week the film was Sleep Furiously which was great. Before the film we all sampled some home made delicious Bara Brith and listened to Dan and Claudine playing….a magic evening. The book shelves in the photo show another enterprise Saturday morning ‘ Saturday Books’ for all to come and enjoy and also the Reading Room is a pick up point for the Black Mountain Food Hub…it’s amazing how the village has been rejuvenated by these hard working ‘youngsters’! There’s no stopping them now…thank goodness…it’s so exciting to see what they’ll come up with next!
I’m helping to get things ready for the Gelli Aur Open Art Day Saturday November 10th at Gelli Aur Church Hall 10.30am Everyone welcome.