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What's outside


Heddiw - Today.

Mantell garpiog - Comma.

Nyth cynffon-hir - Long tailed tit’s nest.

Cheers J.P.


Salmon fishers at Gardo, the last (seine) netting fishery on the Tweed, packing up earlier this morning after fishing the tide. Any fish caught here are now measured, tagged and released. What was once a way of life for many, including generations of my own family, is now just a tourist attraction.


Bore da!

Buwch Goch Smotiau Hufen - Cream Spot Ladybird - Calvia Quattuordecimguttata - found in the car!

Buwch Goch Smotiau Hufen - Cream Spot Ladybird - Calvia Quattuordecimguttata - found in the car!

Plisgyn wy Turtur Dorchog - Collared Dove eggshell.


I wonder if the cream spots make this God’s little milch-cow? :laughing:


Titw Penddu ddoe - Coal tit yesterday,

ac Mwyalchen - and a Blackbird.


Aderyn y To (Benywod) - House Sparrow (Female)

Drudwy - Starling

Bronfraith - Song Thrush


Jac-y-Do hefyd - Jackdaw as well.


Heddiw - Today.

Blodau coeden lawrgeirios - Cherry laurel flowers.

Cheers J.P.


A bit late to the party. I know that bridge very well, as I walk from Carmarthen out to the swimming pool on a regular basis on the footpath in the picture, and it goes under the bridge. I had no idea it was a drawbridge, apparently more properly a bascule bridge and I wonder when there was last a ship big enough to require it to be raised.


Titw Tomos Las heddiw - A Blue Tit today


Some - rather sinister looking - shoots of horsetail (marchrawn)




Photo’s yr wythnos hon - this weeks photo’s.

Castell Arundel - Arundel castle.

Llysleuen ddu - Black fly.

Gwylan y penwaig ifanc - young herring gull.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Blodau afal - Apple flowers/blossom.

Lindys gem fforch arian - Silver Y caterpillar.

Neidr ddefaid ifanc - young slow worm. (click on image for full size).

Cheers J.P.


Bwa = Arch or Bow.


This could all go terribly wrong John🤣I’m thinking
Bow as in courtesy
Bow and arrow
Bow tie
Bow on a violin
But bwa sounds good to me, followed by, that’s what they say where I come from if there are any queries


Yes, I think you are correct except for the first one, unless you mean that the persons back is bowed. So probably anything with a bow shape.


Heddiw - Today.

Llaeth y gaseg - Cuckoo flower.

Trilliw bach - small tortoiseshell.

Gweirloyn brych - speckled wood.

Draig goch ar llong camlas - red dragon on barge.

Cheers J.P.


I suppose this is more properly “What’s Not Outside” :frowning:
I’m troubled but not surprised by this BBC item Curlew numbers affected by farming
I used to enjoy regularly hearing but rarely seeing Curlews just a few hundred metres away on Cors Caron / Tregaron Bog. I haven’t heard or seen any for years. Their haunting calls were magical. I also miss the song of the skylark rising and the acrobatics of the lapwings / peewits. I’ve been only slightly compensated by the return of the magnificent Red Kites.
Hang on! Are these raptors responsible for the disappearance of all the others? (Dim ond Joco / only joking)


Don’t get me started about the diminishing wildlife :frowning_face:

Heddiw - today.

Briallu mair - Cowslip.

Britheg - Snake’s head fritillary.

Cheers J.P.

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