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hywel

By hywel

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There have been lots of wild Snowdrops again this year. They’re a common sight around here every spring :o)
They always seem to come out before the garden ones.

Over the past few weeks I’ve taken many photos of them, and thought I would share some with you in a blog,
and I’ve included some views of the places where I took their photos too.

Near a place called Penybanc there’s a stream, with swathes of them growing along it …

And near Trap, they are all along the hedgerows …

At Carreg Cennen, near here, there’s an old castle …
and here it is in the background with snowdrops in a field …

Some more views of the castle …

More Snowdrops …

Here are some views of the river Tywi at Dryslwyn, where Snowdrops are abundant …

The ground isn’t so hilly here, and the snowdrops seem to come out earlier … They started in January here :o)

Some views near Llandeilo.
Snowdrops line the lanes all around here …

And yet more Snowdrops :o)

I always try to make the most of seeing the Snowdrops. They seem to finish too soon.

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Stunning views Hywel, such a lovely place there, I do love seeing wild flowers like that, excellent :-)

11 Mar, 2013

 

Wonderful photos, Hywel ..
you live in a beautiful part of Wales ..
thanks for sharing the pictures :o)

11 Mar, 2013

 

I'm convinced 'Visit Wales' should get you to do all their photography. Thanks for sharing your views and the wonderful plants growing there.

11 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely blog Hywel, the scenery around your home is beautiful.. So nice to see so many snowdrops naturalising like this. How's the weather over there? We are getting lots of snow showers here and it's a bitterly cold wind with it.

11 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you all :o)

Yes there is some pretty scenery around here. It's a pitty I take it for granted sometimes lol

Homebird we did have a dusting of snow this morning, although it wasn't forecast. I'm glad to say it has cleared now. It's bitterly cold though.

11 Mar, 2013

 

best way to see snowdrops I think ! Smashing photo set.

11 Mar, 2013

 

Wonderful blog Hywel, stunning views and stunning photography too, what a lovely part of the world you live in, thanks for all the pics!

11 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely Hywel you live in a lovely place. Lovely to see so many snowdrops....

11 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely Hywel.....I prefer these to the real snowdrops we've got today!!!

11 Mar, 2013

 

Hi Hywel, lovely snowdrops, thought we had alot here anda round but you beat us hands down lol,
Great views of beautifull wales to, joe just gone back with his girlfriend after spending the weekend with me for mothers day, was lovely but iv cried since they left haha , again great photos Hywel :o)) xx

11 Mar, 2013

 

What a gorgeous set of pictures Hywel - you have captured the scenes beautifully!

11 Mar, 2013

 

A beautifully illustrated blog Hywel - it's been snowing, and blowing a gale here in Kent... bbbrrrrrrr!

11 Mar, 2013

 

ahhhhhhh what wonderful scenery you`ve shown us it sort of compensates for the terrible weather we are having. :)))

11 Mar, 2013

 

lovely views and beautiful snowdrops.

11 Mar, 2013

 

Hywel been through all those places but never when the snowdrops are out thanks for taking those lovely photo,s .

11 Mar, 2013

 

I love snowdrops - ours crushed now lol - we have snowflakes lol . Lovely views Hywel , very lucky to live in such a wonderful place

11 Mar, 2013

 

A very welcome blog Hywel, stunning photographs, it must be lovely seeing all the snowdrops growing so naturally like that.
Mine are hidden yet again, they appeared after the last snow thawed and now its covered them up again, lol....
I just noticed the ad at the side is for native snowdrops.....

11 Mar, 2013

 

Wonderful place Hywel....Snowdrops are beautiful...:>)

11 Mar, 2013

 

Super blog Hywel love your photos of snowdrops in the wild, enjoying your views too always a pleasure to see your part of Wales :o)

11 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you all for reading my blog :o) I'm glad everyone enjoyed the snowdrops and views ...

11 Mar, 2013

 

Majestic views of rhe river Twyi,Hwyell.Love that type of landscape and what beautiful Galanthus.

12 Mar, 2013

 

Just beautiful Hywel, thank you, must have taken ages to load up all those pics! I really love the 1st. castle pic. through the snowdrops.......a gorgeous photo . :)
Have put into my faves.

12 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you both for reading my blog :o)

12 Mar, 2013

 

A very cheery blog Hywel. What wonderful scenery you have around you! The snowdrops are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

12 Mar, 2013

 

Love the snowdrops and scenery.

13 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you Rose and Little things :o)

13 Mar, 2013

 

Great blog Hywel :0)

13 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you :o)

13 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely blog Hywel, certainly up to standard! I remember seeing the wild snowdrops down your way years ago when I used to visit the area with work. It makes mine look rather pathetic, altho they are growing each year.
I am longing for some warmer weather; at least I can play in the greenhouse sometimes. Our English and Scottish friends are suffering a lot more, I fear..

13 Mar, 2013

 

You have a bard's passion for nature and an eagle's eye for detail, Hywel.
Superb!

13 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely photos, Hywel! The views are beautiful and the snowdrops are so lovely. Isn't it wonderful to see them thriving in the wild?

13 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you all for reading my blog.

Nice to see you again Rachelsmum :o)
I wish it would get warmer too. Cold weather makes me feel depressed. I even preffer rain to this.

Hi Mouldy. Welcome to GoY :o)
Thanks for your comment ...

Thank you Melchisedec. I always think snowdrops look prettier in the hedgerows than in a garden :o)

14 Mar, 2013

 

I think that I and doggie would enjoy a walk around your area...
Lovely, lovely pics.

15 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks. I'm pleased you liked my blog :o)

15 Mar, 2013

 

Carreg Cennen : Always loved this place. Remember crawling along a narrow tunnel to the underground well. Walked from near Sennybridge and viewed Llyn-y-Fan fawr and Fach that day. Miss the views of the Brecon Beacons from my family home.

The images of the snowdrops are beautiful. Have you ever seen any "pink" ones? My old neighbour used to have some and a few "escaped". Don't know why they referred to them as "pink": I always thought they looked grubby; much prefer the white ones.

16 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you Eirlys.
I've never heard of pink snowdrops. I'd like to see some.

16 Mar, 2013

 

Haven't seen any around for years.

I can tell you how to "create" a pink snowdrop, Hywel. Place a cut bunch in water tinged with red ink. I recall being shown this experiment at my primaryschool. It's a good way of showing capillary action.

17 Mar, 2013

 

That's interesting :o)

18 Mar, 2013

 

Fantastic! What a beautiful area you live in! Must be great for walks. Lovely photgraphs.

3 May, 2013

 

Thank you :o)

3 May, 2013

 

Breathtaking Hywel:-))

5 May, 2013

 

Thank you :o)

7 May, 2013

 

I don't know how I missed this blog of yours, Hywel? Anyway you have some marvellous drifts of Snowdrops in Wales! I've seen lots growing wild around here but nothing I know of can compete with some of those drifts!

I got some for my balcony this year. A lady from the allotments field gave me some double ones. They flowered for a couple of weeks & now I hope they will come back next year.

12 May, 2013

 

Thank you. I hope your double snowdrops come back next year. I planted some a few years ago, but they haven't flowered yet .... just leaves.

14 May, 2013

 

I hope they will come back again as well! They are looking very healthy at present! As does the Hellebore from the same lady which I put in the same pot. :-))

20 May, 2013

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