Waterside Wander

My walk this week was more of a lazy wander. The warm sunshine and the relaxed atmosphere at the Welsh Valley Alpacas Open Day prompted a meander more than a walk and that is what we did (see the two previous posts for this week).


Returning from the top of the valley at The Waterside – Felindre we first met some of the male alpacas with their new shorn hair-dos. Then, sitting on a perfectly placed bench, I soaked up the atmosphere and photographed (yet again) one of my favourite wildflowers, the ribwort. It’s perhaps not the most obvious wildflower to enjoy as much as I do, but they hold strong memories of hot summer days as a child and playing with them with my brother and sisters.

Looking through the new green bracken and across the valley I listened to the bees buzzing the and the birds chirping and thought, “Bliss!

Welsh Valley Soundscape

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  1. Absolutely glorious walk through the Welsh Valley, Alastair. The ribwort and your love and memory for it, the soundscape of the summer-singing birds, the flow of water and the footsteps, all took us closely alongside. I heard what I think was a pheasant, just about one minute into the recording. Truly lovely, thank you.

    • Thanks again Jet. It sounds like the soundscape has done its job again and helped to put you in that place. Sound is remarkable powerful in that way I find. So pleased you enjoyed it.

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