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Wild Foxgloves and Views

hywel

By hywel

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The other side of the mountain where the wind farm’s going to be, there’s a pretty little valley where lots of wild Foxgloves grow.
I shall take you on a journey to see them …

I like to think the ones in my garden have come from there lol.

That bridge in the photo above, is quite new. There used to be an old one there at one time, but it became unstable, so they built this new one, and used some local stone to make it blend in with it’s surroundings :o)

There are wide places on either side of the bridge, where you can park. It’s nice to stop there and go for a walk. We usually take a flask and something to eat :o)

Some more Foxgloves :o)

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Further along, there are some lovely views …

This is Garth Eithin Farm through the trees…

And see that little cottage on the right …. well the drug squad swooped on it last year and arrested the inhabitants, on drug charges. Apparently they were involved in a huge drug deal, and got sent to jail, where I think they still are.
Another 3 near-by properties were also raided.

And this is Hafod Wennol Farm …

There will soon be huge wind turbines on that hill behind it.

Capel Y Baran, which holds monthly services …

And there were lots of Foxgloves in the overgrown grave yard …

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Some views from Carn Llechart Mountain …

Looking south towards the Bristol Channel, beyond that furthest hill …

But it was too hazy to see it lol …

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Looking east … :o)

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Looking west …

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Looking north-east towards the Brecon Beacons in the far distance …
Brecon town about 35 miles in that direction.

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Along the way we also saw this pale pink Foxglove. It was pretty, and nice to see one that colour for a change.

Actually it was Beryl who noticed it … but I was the one who got out of the car to take the photo lol …

Thanks for coming with us on our little journey. I hope you’ve enjoyed :o)

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Comments

 

Nice to see them in their true place and thriving.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Beautiful view's , lovely walking county :-))

1 Jul, 2012

 

i love the landscape around you Hywel..it must be a good year for foxgloves. the woodland was full of them last weekend..:-)

1 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely area you live in Hywel. Sad that the turbines will spoil the views though...

1 Jul, 2012

 

Stunning scenery there Hywel. Lovely blog.

1 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely blog Hywel, so love those foxgloves and the beautiful scenery, thanks for sharing.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely foxgloves and lovely views Hywel, but wow, you wouldn't expect a drug raid in your part of the country! It reminds me of the programme "Heartbeat" , in the middle of all this beautiful countryside with pretty little cottages and police chasing all the bad guys! lol.
Its a shame about the wind turbines though. Wasn't there anything the villages could do about?

1 Jul, 2012

 

A breath of fresh air on this Sunday afternoon. Do you get Dippers on that stream? Thanks for taking us along Hywel. :-)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks for taking us withyou in the country side really enjoyed it, as for all the foxclove not are they only doing well in the wild i think there doing well in gardens this year aswell think they must like all this horrible weather we getting more than us.

1 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely blog Hywel. Foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers. Your local countryside is beautiful.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Loved that , Hywel , thank you .
Shame about the wind-farm though ; the Danes who first thought the idea up have now abandoned them .

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely blog, Hywel. Foxgloves are a favourite of mine - I love it when they appear in my garden (don't seem to have much luck with the perennials, though)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Pure magic Hywel!

1 Jul, 2012

 

Great walk, and lovely views of the valleys, Hywel. I found a foxglove around the back of our wood-pile this spring and transplanted it where I could see it!

1 Jul, 2012

 

These are beautiful pictures Hywel. It's lovely to see the foxgloves in the wild. When I'm out and about I never really take that much notice. I really should though.
Was nice of you to share your day out with us.

1 Jul, 2012

 

beautiful views Hywel , love it :-)

1 Jul, 2012

 

that was a lovely trip out, thanks hywel, those views are really lovely and the foxgloves are fabulous.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Great year for foxgloves!

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely hywell! id go on more walks if i had scenery like that nearby! that cottage reminds me of 'the one show' tuther night it was telling about a big lsd factory some people had going on in their cellar in wales in the 70s and got busted. looks like thats a good hiding place then-not for long tho lol :o)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely photos Hywel nice to see Foxgloves in the wild loved your views in all directions too, nice they used local stone to rebuild the bridge they did that on the Horseshoe pass here after a land side a few years ago, thank you for sharing your trip :o)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely photos and views, Hywel! I was introduced to the Brecon Beacons by Partner about 17 years ago - love them!

2 Jul, 2012

 

love foxgloves and the stone walls as well as the wonderful views

2 Jul, 2012

 

Beautiful photos Mr Hywel! Always enjoy your outings.,.what a lovely place you live. :)

2 Jul, 2012

 

Coffee break and a walk in the beautiful rolling hills Hywel, what more could one wish for on a wet Monday.
Thankyou, lovely photo`s....

2 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you all for reading my foxglove blog :o) and appreciated comments.

Muddywalter, I haven't seen any dippers on that stream, but I did see a king fisher once. It was just a flash for a second lol

Rose there were protests about the windfarm, but if the powers that be decide to have something, there's nothing you can be done about it :o(

2 Jul, 2012

 

I enjoyed that Hywel, every time I read your blogs I think what a beautiful place you live in, stunning.......

2 Jul, 2012

 

Wonderful blog, Hywel.
Those hillside pics are perfect :o)))

2 Jul, 2012

 

Great walk "on the wild side", Hywel! Loved seeing the Foxgloves growing in the valley they really look lovely growing in their own habitat. :-))

2 Jul, 2012

 

Wow! You live in a beautiful place (apart from the drug den - hee hee). Thank you for sharing, I feel like I've walked miles - am exhausted! :D

xx

2 Jul, 2012

 

Such wonderful scenery Hywel, but it will be spoilt I think by wind turbines, still I think the foxgloves will still keep popping up. I always enjoy the little journeys you take us on.

2 Jul, 2012

 

The foxgloves, and all the other wonderful wild flowers will definitely keep popping up. Long live Gaia!

2 Jul, 2012

 

Beautiful Hywel, as always. Are you far from the stream at home?

3 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely stroll with you and Beryl there, Hywel - altho' I think you mentioned a car! Have always loved foxgloves and this does seem to have been a good year for them. I've had more than usual. I just love all the valley views.Thank you for an outing on yet another rainy day.

3 Jul, 2012

 

Hywel, what a pleasure to find your blog, reminded me I must thin out my mixed foxglove seedlings today, they were top of my list when planning my new garden, and I was photographing wild ones yesterday. You have made up my mind to visit south Wales sometime (I loved the north).

4 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks for your comments. It's nice to know everyone enjoys my blogs :o)

Steragram, the stream is about 5 miles from here ... the other side of the mountain.

TuesdayBear, we did go in the car. It was a 7 mile journey lol and the mountain sides are steep.

Pottysheila, south wales is not as rugged as Snowdonia. It's gentler on the eyes .... but I am biased lol.

4 Jul, 2012

 

i love seeing the foxgloves growing wild Hywel, we saw lots going through scotland this last few days,
love the hillside pics and seen lots of wind turbines to, they are taking over,
really enjoyed your photos :o)))

5 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Hywel
fabulous pics I have one foxglove in the jungle that at the mo passes as my garden must have been left by a passing sparrow! Beautiful scenery, you are so lucky, we escape to your part of the world from Birmingham to recharge the batteries Elan valley is a favourite but with all the rain and the resevoirs just too muuuuuuch water. Will look forward to seeing some more of your skills with the camera.

7 Jul, 2012

 

ps
it's a shame they are going to sully the horizon with wind turbines to say nothing of the damage to the wildlife etc. Methinks there needs to be some sabotage afoot

7 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you all for reading my blog, and all your comments :o)

It's taking more energy to build that windfarm, than the ammount it will save lol
Elan Valley isn't really in my part of the world ... I live about 70 or 80 miles from it, in Carmarthenshire :o) I have been there though, but it was many years ago. I don't suppose it's very far from Birmingham ...

7 Jul, 2012

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