We are still exploring local sights when we aren't trying to garden. This is Margam Abbey near Port Talbot. I think that in his day Talbot was one of the richest men in the world. The house, although still impressive, is a little sad and is in the ownership of the local council.
Here are some water falls which once powered the tin works machinery for pressing iron into thin sheets before being plated with tin.
There must be hundreds of ferns growing in our garden but none as impressive as this one. this one is unlike any of the others and is really sculptural. I have no idea what it is.
The last pottery festival I attended was earth and Fire at Ruffod. Here are just a few of the stalls. Although I have been busy working for a few months now I am only just beginning to really feel that I am back in the rhythm of working.I am firing the final few batches of work for the next fair I'm at in Wrexham- Ceramic Wales.
One of the spin offs of gardening has been the amount of shards I am unearthing. Here are just a few. It's given gardening a whole new perspective!