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Springwatch at Cerdyn Villa…

26 May

Here at Cerdyn Villa we appear to have sublet our garage to a fair collection of our feathered friends

The swallow are setting up home in there again, they did so our first few years here but haven’t been back for some time.  in anticipation we always leave the door open

Hubby managed to set up a camera and catch them building their nest… looks like we might be grandparents soon !

As for the Blackbirds, here’s an update. family is doing well, kids are growing up fast, eating us out of house and home though, as teenagers do!

As for the sparrows you saw in a previous post, they all grew up and left home, mum and dad have started a second brood

….and yesterday, Hubby was sat having a wee drinkie in the garden and noticed the blue tits using one of our boxes in amongst the trees

We’re still trying to catch the wrens and robins on camera….

Red Kites over Myddfai

3 Aug

 

The inspiration afforded to us by our exquisite local landscapes is unmeasurable.

My latest project was a commissioned piece for a couple who live in the beautiful village of Myddfai, just fifteen miles from my own home and guesthouse .  The village is tiny but is an attraction for many walkers, herbalists, homeopaths and general tourists; with is quaint and welcoming visitor centre  / cafe / craft shop / wedding venue…

Its success is based on several things other than the obvious, genuine and warm welcome visitors receive

  • its ancient (14th Century) tales based around Lyn-y-Fan Fach about The lady of The Lake
  • its provenance regarding a dynasty of herbalists , the Physicians of Myddfai (11th & 12th century)
  • its royal connections to the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles and Camilla have a home there)
  • its proximity to a fabulous Red Kite Feeding Centre

It was this landscape around Lyn-y-Fan Fach and the red kites that inspired this panel.

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(if you are interested in a commissioned panel or window you can contact me without obligation to discuss….you may be pleasantly surprised at the cost of owning your own bespoke and unique piece of glass art)