Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Royal Visitor to Hay Festival

Duchess of Cornwall arriving at the Hay Festival © David Gill
The Duchess of Cornwall dropped into the Hay Festival today.  She attended a creative writing project for children and mingled with festival-goers.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Ensnared damsel at Llanelli

© David Gill
One of the many damselflies was caught in this web in the Millennium Wetlands at Llanelli.

Dragonfly at Llanelli

© David Gill
The dragonflies were out in wetlands at Llanelli.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Peter Thabit Jones: Launch of Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur

Launch celebration © David Gill
Peter Thabit Jones launched his Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur tonight at the Nick Holly Gallery in the Exchange Building, Swansea.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Dinefwr Woodpeckers

© David Gill, 2011
A very noisy group of woodpeckers were high in the trees alongside the boardwalk at Dinefwr.

Dinefwr Demoiselle 2

© David Gill, 2011
Here is another demoiselle noticed from the boardwalk at Dinefwr.

Dinefwr Demoiselle

© David Gill, 2011
The Demoiselles were out by the ruins of the dam alongside the boardwalk at Dinefwr.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Bees in the Borders

© David Gill
The bees are out and about at Aberglasney.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Bluebell Woods

Bluebell wood at Aberglasney © David Gill
The display of bluebells at Aberglasney is particularly stunning this year.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Caerwent: Norman meets Roman

Roman walls at Caerwent © David Gill
The Norman motte stands in the south-east corner of the well-preserved Roman walls at Caerwent. The motte can be seen at the end of the line of the wall.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Norman Caerwent

Motte at Caerwent © David Gill
A Norman motte, dating to the late 11th century, dominates the south-east corner of the Roman town. It clearly took advantage of the remains of the Roman walls.


Bastion on the south wall of Caerwent © David Gill
The Roman walls at Caerwent (Venta Silurum) were looking magnificent and imposing today in the May sunshine.