On Saturday we got out for a good walk on the Aran Ridge in Southern Snowdonia - I've walked this ridge a few times before but always in miserable weather and have never got a proper view, just a couple of glimpses so I was hoping this time I'd get the view I'd always missed before. Luck was with us and even though it was a bit cold and very windy, it didn't rain! and the clouds stayed high enough to give us a view! All the following photos are taken by Gary.
Looking back towards Aran Benllyn
The lovely cairn on the ridge between Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy with Creiglyn Dyfi below
A very friendly sheep
Holly loves walking especially when there's lots of opportunities for swimming and fetching sticks from water - here she is diving into Llyn Pen Aran to fetch her stick
I'm still painting the birds that visit the garden and the latest is a quick watercolour sketch of the all too familiar wood pigeon - they are common visitors and make me laugh perched on the top of the feeders while the smaller birds flit around them. I love their repetitive soft cooing song cooooo cooo cu cu coo coooooo cooo cu cu - I know some people find it annoying, but I find it really soothing and often find myself cooing along with them! Anyone else do that or is it just me?!
© Sharon Whitley
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