The attractively designed benches situated along my walk this week at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW) are ideal facilities for looking at and listening to the surrounding landscape.
At the moment I am focusing on the looking rather than the listening. It wasn’t actually raining on the walk but the ground was very wet from recent weather . . . as were the seats. Everything in fact, looked and felt soggy and even with boots on there was some navigational negotiation to be done, particularly and most inconveniently around the various gates en route.
I took comparatively few photos on this walk and, surprisingly, almost none of the gates – perhaps that is because I was too busy straddling mud and bog! But this did not stop me enjoying the various features of this landscape and in particular the trees. Where some were huge and majestic in their stature, others were ageing and on their way back to being, eventually, humus. I felt particularly sorry for the one that appeared stripped of all its bark.