I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011. I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can. If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way. Badpanda22 x
I had to just make this quick post about a Ground Rainbow I saw on the way home yesterday. I was driving along the road (west Wales) and in the distance I saw this amazing sight...I pulled off the road and took this picture! It was such a beautiful sight...Ive never seen a Ground Rainbow before! I've put the image up for sale here http://www.etsy.com/listing/80542749/rainbow-halo is you fancy buying it! I'll post again soon x
At the moment I'm mega busy setting up my Etsy store...and wow, it takes sometime to get it up and running I can tells ya ! However its meant that I have had to put my blog on one side right now while I consantrate on setting up the shop etc. If you would like to visit my shop on Etys (and please do!) you can find it at this link http://www.etsy.com/shop/Badpanda22?ref=si_shop I'v just put a few images below so that you can see what I have for sale over there. Thanks to anyone who has managed to read this far...I don't yet have an extensive readership going to say the least!!! (but hopefully this will change given time) So cheers if you did :) I will try to post again soon, but it might not be for a couple of weeks...all the best Badpanda x [caption id="attachment_190" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Snow Fox"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_191" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Bear face"][/caption]
On rainy August Saturday afternoon my friend and I and his dog went for a walk on Tregaron Bog or Cors Caron as it is know in its Welsh name (the red bog on the Teifi). It is one of the most important raised peat bogs in Britain and lucky for us it is just a few miles up the road. It covers an area of around 870 hectares north-east of Tregaron, and it is a rare habitat with an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. The bog became a nature reserve in 1955 and is now is now managed by the Countryside Council for Wales. At one time a train line ran right across the bog which ran from Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast to Tregaron and then on to Carmarthen. Of course this is long gone now but the old train line has been converted into a walk way across the bog. It was such a grey day when we went and some might say that it can be desolate there, but the lovely wild plants which cover this beautiful place (largely reeds, cotton grass, purple moor grass, heather, and sphagnum moss) create a wonderful and interesting contrast to the surrounding upland farmland and hills. On a sunny day it would be stunning and well worth a visit!. [caption id="attachment_183" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Tufted Vetch (blue)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Umbellifer (type unknown)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Harebell"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_186" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Yellow toadflax and Ox-eye daisy"][/caption] The Yellow toadflax and Ox-eye daisy above, I brought home as they had been knocked down to the ground by the wind and rain. They look so sweet in a tiny glass jar.