Rising higher on this, my second consecutive walk up the Cwm Dulais valley, I came into a heavy mist. The mist was not so heavy that I couldn’t see the friendly horse in the field at the top to whom I like to chat, but his own grey colour is not far off that of the mist – well camouflaged for weather like this!
It is interesting how our perception of an environment is changed by different conditions – sunshine can be uplifting and happy, rain can be gloomy and miserable, mist or fog can be mysterious or foreboding and snow can be clean and new. The landscape in all of these atmospheric conditions is changed by them but the various plants and rocks, objects and creatures are still there, but our relationship with them changes. I think it is that change on a daily basis (and it is different every day), that intrigues and allows me to enjoy all of these conditions when out walking