Clearing up on the patio has opened up the flagstones and with the sun still shining why are we not sitting here with a well deserved drink?

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Sun on the patio


The new planting around the natural swimming pond is starting to look good, but next year will hopefully show it in (nearly) all it’s glory.  The surrounding wild flower meadow may take a little longer, but at least the Shepherd’s Hut is now in it’s rightful place and has been doing sterling work as a bathing hut.

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Looking over the pond down the valley

You wouldn’t believe it possible, but even here at 1200ft up a Welsh mountain you can occasionally find a basking lizard, but only on sunny days!

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Basking lizard – first for ages