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September 8th Abergorlech Walk and Aberglasney September 9, 2019

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Well whad’ya know…it’s Walking Well Friday and the forecast through the week has said fine and sunny but what they didn’t know was that Philip wasn’t going to be there!! So it rained and it was wet but never mind Biddy took charge and led us on a lovely, though damp walk, following the blue route around Abergorlech woods.

This week our twin grandchildren started school in Canada…a French immersion school! Hence I’m trying to improve my very basic French …so please bear with me …also improving my Welsh at the same time!

On Friday I went for a walk in the woods and I got wet.

Vendredi, je suis alle me promener dans les bois et je me suis mouille.

Ddydd Gwener es i am dro yn y coed a gwlychu…..Welsh! (Thank you Google for the Welsh!)

We set off at a steady pace as the usual walkers were at the front showing us back markers how to do it!

The streams were running very clear and all the foliage around looked as though a dinosaur would be peering through the ferns at any second!

There were a number of trees that had fallen across our path and one could either scramble over or limbo under….point to remember …when limboing don’t come up too soon or you’ll bang your head!!

We were accompanied , as usual, by the dogs, who really enjoy the freedom of the walk around the wood by chasing up and down and round and round…very energetically!

The heather was blooming but looking decidedly damp and sad and the blackberries along the banks were looking decidedly delicious and tasty…and they were!

After a good 4 mile walk we returned to the carpark and went on to the pub, where an even tastier chocolate brownie with strawberries on top and a hot coffee ended another lovely jaunt in the woods. Thank you Biddy!

I may have mentioned before that I do love Aberglasney! Last weekend they held an Orchid Exhibition which was excellent and very interesting to see all the different varieties of orchids there are…far more than I’ve seen in the local supermarket!!

Most enjoyable!

Earlier in the week we met up with our daughter, hubby and grandson in Bourton on Water for a get together.We thought to meet half way…she drove an hour …we drove three hours… par for the course! Wonderful day out and enjoyed the town and their Car and Toy Museum. There were a large number of visitors in the town so we’ll have to go back to visit when it’s the quiet season…whenever that is!

It’s a very picturesque place.

The museum was absolutely chockablock with old cars, bikes and everything in between! It was great!

Best behaved spectators on the platform..handsome boy and gorgeous girl!

At the weekend a steam train whistled through our local stations…The Sherwood Forester…it whooshed in and out again! The platform at our local station, Llangadog, was packed with sight seers …all good stuff!

Back in Aberglasney at the weekend when the sun came out the visitors came too! There were many beautiful parts to see and enjoy.

The Aberglasney greenhouses are full of winter bedding plants and a large range of succulents. The melons are growing well in the Melon House and the birds and bees are loving it all!

We are still practising our limbo skills at Aberglasney underneath the gunnera!

Back at home the garden still keeps giving a great deal of pleasure.

The caterpillars have loved all the nasturtiums and the birds have loved all the caterpillars…so win- win really!

The Allen scythe I bought is still not working properly so I’ve had to mow the Pond Field with the mower…took ages and I’ve only done about a third! It will keep me busy for a few weeks yet! Huge satisfaction when I do it though!

The canna lilies are bringing a flash of colour to all the dark corners…very superior plants!

Au revoir et merci de lire.

Hwyl fawr a diolch

Thanks for reading!


10 Responses to “September 8th Abergorlech Walk and Aberglasney”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    That is a big task for a mower. Good luck. There was another feast of fine photographs in this post and it is always fun to see a steam locomotive in action. I am sorry that you got a wet walk.

    • lletty Says:

      Thanks for reading. There have been some fine photos of the steam train on Facebook as it crossed our local viaduct…Cynghordy . It’s lovely to see the interest a steam train gets across all generations. I’ll have muscles the size of little mountains after all the mowing even though it’s a petrol mower. I’ve decided not to collect the grass anymore but just to let it lie. I need a baler really!! I’ve been told by him in the workshop that I can’t have one!
      Wet walks are becoming a habit…not one that I particularly like but it’s not all bad!

  2. Marie Evans Says:

    An excellent read as usual. Very interesting and informative. Welsh was excellent and I’m sure the French was too.
    Diolch yn fawr Marianne

    • lletty Says:

      Thank for reading Marie. I’m pleased the Welsh was correct …it would be dreadful if I wrote something unacceptable! You were very good at doing the limbo under the gunnera! Have a lovely week.x

  3. You always seem to have a good time on your walks, no matter what the weather. I like the bit about doing the limbo under the fallen trees. Your flower pictures are gorgeous. I used to grow lots of canna lilies in the garden but it got to be such a hassle, digging them up every winter and storing them, that I gave up on it, but I do regret not keeping at least a couple.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading.It is a great pity about the British weather! The forecasters seem to get it wrong too many times- I think if they just looked out of the window they would get a more accurate idea of what was going to happen! I don’t mind walking in any weather as long as I have the correct clothing on. Sometimes I layer up too much and get too hot and then it’s difficult to take a layer off when it’s raining so hard! Having mostly ‘ordinary’ plants in the garden the canna lilies give a taste of the exotic! I leave them in their pots and cover them in thermal fleece in the unheated greenhouse over winter…seems to do the trick and much easier than digging them up like I used to!

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