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Holey Places


In January, my partner and I drove to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre for a drink. Parking near the village we took the path through the wood towards the Centre.
As we walked along, I took photographs and realised after a while that a theme was emerging i.e. ‘holes’.

The first was a bird house attached to a tree. Alongside were two holes, and I half expected the neighbours to emerge for a chat.

Then we came across another hole; on the ground this time, alongside a young silver birch. It reminded me of a tunnel entrance.

Still with eyes down, we came across another, well hidden beneath a boulder…

…and yet another…a keyhole carved from wood.

The next one (or two) looked like eyes glowering from their covering of moss

Further on was a larger, more open and welcoming hole.

Then another, man made, which doesn’t quite have the same appeal as that of the more natural homes

Another rather sleepy eyed face

This was more wigwam than hole

And this…definitely for otters and other watery inhabitants

The next hole was more a shelter type, with its own door step…

…a proper job, very snug and welcoming

That was the last one we spotted before we entered the Visitor Centre. Nature certainly has her holey places but on cold winter days, I must confess to preferring man-spaces with central heating and all mod cons!

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Kudos to You!....for an origional and fascinating topic.

20 Mar, 2016


Excellent...well done, great blog!
And the whole blog was a hole blog! (See what I did there??)

20 Mar, 2016


Greatly enjoyed this - I love your blogs WhiteHorse, you really pay attention!

20 Mar, 2016


Knew I was in for a treat and you haven't disappointed me, I love your imagination when you comment on all the subjects in your photo's and can always see where you are coming from, thankyou for sharing Whitehorse, keep taking your camera out...

21 Mar, 2016


Thank you and glad to share the journey especially at this holey (holy) time of year. Happy Easter!

23 Mar, 2016

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