The light was diminishing on my walk this week at the NBGW but the late afternoon still revealed some good views and wonderful details. One of my particular favourites in this respect was the Witch Hazel. The Botanic Garden of Wales has many of these and at this time of year they are blossoming with their beautifully coloured and wacky flowers – the colours make me think of the cocktail, Tequila Sunrise!
There was also a crooked oak tree that looked as though it was using one of its own fallen branches as a crooked walking stick to hold itself up. It reminded me of this old rhyme:
The soundscape for this walk was wet and squelchy with bog and mud. However, as I said in the first post for this walk, I think I was so focused on negotiating the mire, that I never got round to recording either the squelching or any of the other sounds.
So in place of the aural reality of this time of year, I am including the field recording from a previous walk at NBGW – the sounds of a Summer walk, one to look forward to.
NBGW Summer Soundscape