I've just spent the most amazing few days I've had in a long time.
My heartfelt thanks to my lovely hostess for allowing me to stay, and share part of her life for a few days.
Six days in a cottage, up a Welsh mountain, waking up to sunlight creeping over a hill, blazing across the mountains, and
along with Ravens and Red Kites lording it over the skies; whilst on the ground,
more Meadow Pipits than I've ever seen in my life.
Yellowhammers.........Linnets......and Pied Wagtails running through the fields with the horses.
I was in bird heaven!
Pheasants, Wrens, Blackbirds, Coal Tits, and Swallows nesting in the stable.
A lot of birds.
And the Hare in the field every morning; the Wall butterfly, amongst others; and that was without leaving the cottage.
The trips across the heath-land
produced, along with the sheep, Red Kites, Buzzards and Ravens in numbers like you'd find pigeons in Trafalgar Square; and even Hen Harriers gliding the air, searching for a tasty snack.
Harebells seemed to be everywhere,
along with the fading Foxgloves.
Jim came with me, and apart from the journey, which he wasn't keen on, he had a great time too. He's not been in the best of health recently, so it was good to see him enjoy the whole experience.
He made friends with two lovely dogs; Poppy and Bod, and spent a lot of time being fascinated by the sheep and horses.
He had the freedom to roam the fields, and enjoy all the new smells; and even roll in some.
An amazing time. Hundreds of pictures to sort through, but first I've to try and catch up on things here. Bills to pay, shopping to get, and people to catch up with.
Instead of views of mountains,
it's back to the view of my garden fence, and houses.
I'm missing it already.