Monday, 2 June 2014

Happily installed in Welsh Wales!

We had a very good journey down on Saturday, driven by my son-in-law who stayed overnight and went home yesterday.  He will be back later in the week to drive us around to see various places of interest and take us home again.   This is our little courtyard garden complete with solar lanterns on the fence.  The bungalow is very comfortable and well appointed - we just need the weather to perk up a bit at it will be perfect. 
We went exploring as soon as we could and found this lovely sandy beach with rocks and rockpools.   I love beaches that are countryside right down to the sea.  Above is the view to our left -
- and above is the view to our right.   The weather is rather grey but the air is quite warm and soft - not warm enough to swim but a paddle was wonderful.  We had overnight rain but in spite of threatening looking clouds have not actually been rained on yet.
This is my daughter and her husband and Poppy the dog, who has been sitting on my lap while I type this.
There are some wonderful and very varied rocks here - lovely colours and textures, and tiny rivulets across the sand making their way down to the sea.  Lots of sea anemones, mussels, etc., and birds everywhere, and  the walk through the dunes to the beach is a mass of wild flowers.

I love the colours in this rock - pinks, greens, and ochres but they don't show up well in this photo.  If the sun had been shining it might have been better.

Lovely crevices and barnacles adding 'french knots' of texture.

My daughter's labyrinth - I wonder if it will still be there when we return?   Some of the pebbles look quite blue when the sun shines while others are so varied it makes me wonder if stone and rock has been brought in from other areas to build up the beach at some time.

We have been for a walk this morning and are being lazy for the rest of the day having done quite a bit yesterday.  The afternoon will be spent arting and crafting, and possibly the evening too!


ferinn said...

I hope the weather is kind to you,looks like an ideal spot.Plenty of inspiration for your books,have a lovely time.

Carol Q said...

looks idyllic Heather. hope the weather is good for you this week.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am sue this break is just what you need Heather - hope you come back totally inspired with lots of new ideas for your craft work.

Ro Bruhn said...

There's nothing like sea air for invigorating the body and mind. Have a lovely holiday, I hope the sun shines eventually for you.

sharon young said...

What a lovely place to spend time with your daughter, and an afternoon/evening of crafting together, sounds perfect.
Hope the weather gets better for you both.

Linda Vincent said...

Sounds lovely and peaceful Heather ....just the ticket! Hope you've had some glimpses of the sun.
Oooh, those pebbles; they get me quite excited ;-) My favourite ornaments....