Visiting Wales

Sage green and violet grown in this landscape. My brother lived in Abergavenny. The A465 road runs from Abergavenny to the Neath. The section westwards from Abergavenny is more commonly known as the Heads of the Valleys Road because it joins together the northern heads of the South Wales Valleys. Here the lunar-like landscape is dotted with sheep; scratch the surface to find black dust and rock. Sheep once had their tails docked but longer tails allow them to dispell flies … as nature intended.

Tumpa in Welsh is a waterfall. Tumpa is also the high point in the Brecon Hills. Despite the gloomy weather, the clouds lifted to give a view across the hill.

In Wales UK

In Wales LLan means place so often features in names like Llanthony, layered with history in thr Black Mountains of Wales. I heard Romans for three reasons: wild dogs, women and grain (exporting 700 tons per annum)

I remember the depressing dark slag heaps in Wales, especially on rainy days like this.
Now slag heaps are overgrown with green grass.
It rained steadily all day but we walked anyway
Our hotel was once the Bishop’s residence –we slept in a room in the tower.

UK travel journal

Driving to Wales

colours captured in quick sketches instantly recall broader memories

For me, a sketch contains far more information than a photograph, partly because when drawing, I look and analyse with a greater intensity.

I have no doubt professional photographers “see” their subject with that same intensity but I belong to quicker click variety of person