COLOURS ARE CHANGING.........Autumn will soon be upon us; much as I dread the wind, sleet and frost, summers hues are getting a little tired. This image is copied twice and the layers stacked, their register shifted horizontally to make a vertical sandwhich. Gives more the feeling I had when I saw these contrasting shades.
Same image, same procedure, this time register shifted about the centre. Fun if you can't get to the pub. Also a reasonable way to use an original that was less than sharp.
We haven't moved far and are now in the middle of the Beddgelert Forest. Almost literally, left the roof hatch open whilst we went for a walk to get the lie of the land and came back to find the truck half full of leaves. Predominantly Silver Birch, should you be interested. This wood, although Forestry Commission, also has on the lower slopes mature Beech, Oak, Pines and the odd Birch and Alder. So not the arboreal desert I normally associate with such places.
SCENES FROM OUR WALK........OK the best bits, there are vast stretches of trunk to trunk Spruce and Pine but I didn't find it as depressing as I usually do.
OWAIN GLYNDWR'S CAVE.........To be honest it's two hundred metres above in the mist. There's a fascination about mist and hills, I could sit and watch for hours. Glyndwr is Wales's answer to Scotland's Bonny Prince Charlie and I imagine has just as many caves. How either had the time to become the scourge of the English baffles me, they must have spent ninety percent of their lives looking for or hiding in grottos. Beddgelert lies in the valley right centre, we are in the valley below the pines left, about three hundred or so metres below. The sun tried to come out.
CRAIG WEN......One of Snowden's foothills and on the opposite side of the valley.
BRAVE FLOWER.......Probably one of the last till next spring.
That's all, will check tomorrows forecast and try for some panoramic scenes.