The Pennywort of Treflach

The Pennywort of Treflach
I’m not normally one for picking wild flowers as I prefer them to be left to fulfil their natural life cycle, and I believe them to be more beauti...

The Weather of Treflach

The Weather of Treflach
This picture was taken just over a month ago showing thick moss in a local north facing hedge.  From July 2023 to mid April 2024 it has been lik...

The Ellis Oaks of Treflach

The Ellis Oaks of Treflach
These two oak tree at Ty Tegwych (Fair House in Welsh) are 135 years old.  The one is a Sessile or Irish Oak, the other is a Common or English Oa...

The Benchmark of Treflach

The Benchmark of Treflach
This time of year they say spring travels at 1 mph during daylight hours starting in the south and moving north slowed only by altitude, which on ...

The Quarries of Treflach

The Quarries of Treflach
Think of quarries and Dolgoch, Treflach and Whitehaven come to mind, however the landscape is pox marked by a cottage industry that was a necessity...

The Leaf Drifts of Treflach

The Leaf Drifts of Treflach
As a child I remember coming down this road on many occasions coming across old men with containers and bags collecting these leaves for their allotments before the invention of garden centres with all their available composts...

The Yule Log of Treflach

The Yule Log of Treflach
Picture credit: Pinterest Grandad Steele, born in 1893, used to have an old saying – “you get two warms with logs. The first when you cut it and t...

The Lightning of Treflach

The Lightning of Treflach
When lightning occurs it creates nitrogen oxide.  When it rains it dissolves in the soil making dark lush green grass.  Pictured is a local tree s...

The Pinfold of Treflach

The Pinfold of Treflach
  Pictured are dressed stonework, the remains of what was a pound for stray cattle in a roadside hedge – old ordinance survey maps show its positi...

The Watercress of Treflach

The Watercress of Treflach
Once prescribed for the treatment of scurvy this creeping abundance of leaf and stem flourishes in the lime rich waters of Treflach.  A member of ...

The Puff Balls of Treflach

The Puff Balls of Treflach
Puff balls are the Queens of the mushroom world being very rich in protein usually over 40%.  Found in pasture land where soil is undisturbed, whe...

Great Mullein of Treflach

Great Mullein of Treflach
Great Mullein is also known as Aarons Rod as in the past its healing properties were biblical not only for human health but for farm animals as we...