Hooray! The sun was shining on a May Bank Holiday…hard to believe but it happened! The blossom was blooming and the sky was…well…sky blue!
The weekend started with a Walking Well Walk around Dinefwr. Philip was on other duties preparing for a Beer Festival in Cwmdu so Helen led the stroll around the park. She made an excellent job of herding all of us …all women plus three dogs…through the tracks and fields and getting us safely round so we could all enjoy a coffee and cake in The Works Llandeilo at the end.
Sam, the puppy, was delighted to join the group for the first time and made friends with everyone very quickly.
He was soon into his stride showing everyone the best route up the hills and down the dales!
We all stopped and watched as a herd of young calves ran towards three walkers, who just kept walking steadily on. I’d have bolted! It was a lesson well learnt though that the calves suddenly ground to a halt and started grazing. I’ll try to remember this next time calves are chasing us!
We were surrounded by woodlands painted blue with bluebells but it just needed that shaft of sunlight to make the scene come alive.
Sam didn’t worry about the bluebells as he bounded up the hill towards the castle.
Everyone needs a rest half way round!
Next time we’ll all try to sit on this newly carved bench…if the bench fairies will let us!
A visit to Singleton Park in Swansea for a Fun Car Show was next on the weekend list of places to go and see.
Red was my favourite colour!
But there’s always an exception!
Leaving the show we enjoyed a stroll through the park…just a small part of it. This time the bluebells were perfect with the colours highlighted in the sunshine.
We passed through some ornate gates into the formal gardens which were amazing! Quite unusual these days to see the plants all planted in rows and very regimented but very beautiful.
The Plant Sales at Singleton are the best! I should have brought my wheelbarrow to carry the plants!
Onwards and upwards as they say as our next stop was Penllergare Valley Woods penllergare.org. Just off the M4 motorway surrounded by other busy major roads is this garden of delight actually hidden away in a valley. It’s an historical site with great interest but more on that another time!
There were more bluebell woods, lakes, bird song, waterfalls and miles of paths.
Also some pretty bridges and a great cafe too…what more can one ask for?
Back home everything is springing! The lawn needs constant cutting and the weeds need constant pulling! But hey who can complain when the blossom is the best ever!
The rhodo has flowered well too!
But best of all we have seven goslings swimming on the pond with a very proud mum and dad…what a brilliant Bank Holiday weekend!