#Blog The blooming banks of the Rhondda Valley

Despite the rain I have had to sally forth with the dog for walks up the mountain.  But what you see when you get out the front door and round the corner makes it all worth while. Whilst it is now all incredibly green the banks and bushes are covered in flowers. Because we are not anywhere too  near industry or main roads the pollution levels are minimal. We also have no farming apart from the odd sheep hanging by its toenails so no sprays or fertilizers.

This morning the yellow broom cheered up the rather damp walk, there were yellow iris’s on the banks of the lake amongst the bullrushes. There was a lovely low growing bush with pretty white flowers and many wild flowers. The best sight of all was the profusion of wild orchids, they are so pretty and there seem to be many more each year.