Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Early Morning Darkness


We planted six trees on Saturday and I've been meaning to photograph them for posterity (and you)  but I keep forgetting to take the camera out with me and my phone has had a week of playing silly buggers!

This morning although it was still vaguely dark on our doggie walk around the paddock I did have my camera with me, so these dark and dismal pictures will have to do.  I could nip out now and take some, it's lovely and bright at the moment but as is the way here on this little bit of Welsh hillside the rain is also falling and every now and then keeps trying to be snow ... so I won't bother.


We have put in three Oak and three Birch, they will be joined soon by some Almond, Walnut and another nut tree whose name completely escapes me (lovely Hubby did the order) and then eventually by a pond, bamboo and reed area.

The big mound that you can just about make out is the pile of nettles roots that we had to dig out to get the area vaguely clear.  I say we .... but we had a little bit of help from Arthur and his little digger, thank goodness for boys and their toys.  No doubt there will still be lots and lots of nettles left but we will keep a beady eye out for them in Spring and zap them as they appear, well after we have picked their tenderest shoots and leaves for nettle soup and nettle pesto, might as well make some use of the little blighters!!


The area seems so much smaller from halfway up the paddock. 

 If you think our road is always deserted think again, I had to wait ages and takes lots of photos to try and get the pictures 'car free'.

Back tomorrow with some lighter, brighter pictures.

Sue xx

15 comments:

  1. There is something magical about a misty overcast morning.......

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  2. I recognise that sky......it arrived in Trelawnyd 20 minutes later

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  3. I am so very envious of that view! I look into people's lounges/bedrooms or kitchens/bathrooms!! One day .............

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  4. You have such a lovely view there & your selection of trees sound great.

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  5. I booked up my BYC cottage yesterday for July - so looking forward to it. I will get to see the new trees then if not before :-)

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  6. Glad to hear you utilise your nettles for soups and pesto. You could turn the roots into a medicinal tincture to help keep your hubby's prostate in good health or for a general tonic. Nettles are our only UK adaptogen so might as well make the most of them.

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  7. Hoping to do another "road trip" in August to see the Ospreys so hopefully will get to see these then. And you and LH and all the animals, of course :) xxx

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  8. Sue, you will be very glad you have these pictures when they grow tall and strong. Hope they all make it!

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  9. Lovely! We had snow here today, makes a change for Snowdonia to escape it!

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    1. We had it later!! The hill tops were white and there was a smattering all over the place later.

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  10. Just wondering what the two 'lights' are in the first picture??

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    1. It's all rain drop s and 'bounce back' off the flash, my brother would be horrified at some of my pictures ....he's a photographic judge ;-)

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  11. Sue well done to you both for getting out their and planting those trees in this cold weather.
    Rosezeeta.

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  12. How lovely of you to plant these trees; they will be a noble addition to our environment.

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  13. How fab to have your own arboretum. I hate dark mornings, roll on Spring.

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