What's outside


#3548

I’ve been trying for ages to catch this fella on camera because he’s so quick, but I finally got him!
Telor y cnau - nuthatch


#3549

Good shot. They’re not easy @siaronjames & only a very occasional visitor down here in SE Wales so nice to see.
Colours from the weekend.

Purple jelly disc. Botwm jeli piws

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Scarlet elf cup. Cwpan robin goch
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Yellow spores. Sporau melyn. Fern. Rhedynen
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Cobalt crust. Crawen las

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#3550

On such a grey day (here :frowning: ), lovely to see there’s such colour out there :slightly_smiling_face: - and great, too, to see the nuthatch @siaronjames - I’m still living in hopes that I might see one some day in my garden down here in Oxford!


#3551

A good phrase for all people who would be kind enough to post here,
they often find things i don’t so it remains exciting.

Heddiw, i dechrau 2019 - Today, to start 2019.


Eirlys - snowdrops.

Cheers J.P.


#3552

Heddiw - today.


Ysguthan - woodpigeon.

Cheers J.P.


#3553


Turtur Dorchog - Collared Dove on the weather vane today. (Y Geiriadur Mawr gives Weather vane/ weather cock as Ceiliog gwynt so I reckon my version must be Eog gwynt).


#3554

It has been snowing here for three or four hours. We’re told it will continue for another 30 hours or more. I think it is going to be very deep snow!


#3555

Eirlys - snowdrops.

My mother was Eirlys Mair Jones / nee Gravelle. She really loved it when I called her “Snowdrop Mary” :smiling_imp:

The first appearance of Snowdrops followed by crocuses fills me with optimism for the new year. I particularly like the imagery in the French word for snowdrops - “Perce-neige”


#3556

Wow… that looks so beautiful… <3


#3557

We’re up to about 14" of snow and it’s still snowing. Same photo this morning, plus the view of the birdbath:


#3558

So awesome.

[Okay, I know, until you actually have to do anything or go anywhere…;-)]


#3559

Yeah, things got canceled yesterday and today. Last I looked it was still snowing but it is supposed to stop in the next two or three hours (for a total of a day and a half of snow!). We didn’t get mail yesterday or today. When I called to find out, I learned that yesterday they called back all the mail carriers in the middle of the afternoon because too many of them were getting stuck places. So today they just canceled mail delivery outright. That’s the first time I’ve ever known that to happen, and I’ve lived here pretty much all of my life! As long as the power stays on we’ll be okay.


#3560

Fingers crossed it stays organised enough for you to be able to carry on just enjoying the beauty… :slight_smile:


#3561


As this is only a couple of miles from my house. I felt it was time to pay a visit.
Bon y Maen, which I think means Base of the stone. It’s in Bonymaen village, now a district of Swansea.
You can see the Kilvey Hill TV mast on the skyline.


#3562

I should have mentioned, only the base of the stone remains. It was belived to have been placed in the Bronze Age.


#3563

On SSiW Oxford walk today in Shotover Country Park, some early hints of spring already on a south-facing slope :slightly_smiling_face: - clumps of eirlysiau (snowdrops)



#3564

Another image that I took last week, near to my home.
Mynyddbach Chapel, Swansea. Daniel James lived part of his life and was buried here. He wrote the words to Calon Lân. The chapel is now a visitor centre.