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    A view not seen for 157 years!

    Last week the large Cedar tree was cut down – which I shall write a post about shortly. It has revealed a view of the church which hasn’t been seen for 157 years (Fred and Owen counted the rings!) Image of the Week #51

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    Open Day – Sunday 8th September

    This Sunday 8th September, we will be open from 10am – 5pm as we are taking part in ‘Open Doors’. Organised by The Civic Trust for Wales, Open Doors gives everyone the opportunity to visit heritage buildings and sites not normally open to the public. Over 300 places are taking part throughout Wales, during September and you can view the…

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    View

    The view from the back door. I wonder if this view will ever be without wheelbarrows of all sizes! Image of the Week #49

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    They’re home!

    They’re home! For the past two and a half weeks, Karl and Owen have been on quite an adventure. They went to the Salt Flats in Utah, USA, where they took part in Bonneville Speed Week. For 18 months, Karl and two friends from work, have been working towards this, by building and modifying two vintage BSA Bantams to attempt…

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    Results from our moth night

    After pouring over our new Field Guide to Moths book, I think I have successfully identified the moths we saw during our moth hunting. They are so beautiful and varied, as are their names! Silver Y : Small Phoenix : Sharp-angled Carpet : Mother of Pearl Over two consecutive nights we saw: Brimstone Moth : Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing :…

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    Moth hunting

    Inspired by a recent Moth and Bat evening we attended recently, organised by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, we have been doing our very own moth hunting this week. We set up a makeshift ‘trap’ with a lamp and a white sheet, outside the back door of the church, and waited to see what would appear. It was completely fascinating, and when…

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    Painted landscapes

    We were stuck indoors today due to heavy rain, so had to make do with the landscape views which have been painted onto the stained glass windows. This is part of a window in memory of Lady Violet of Powis Castle and is one I never tire of looking at, as it has so much detail and pattern. Image of…

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    Counting butterflies

    We have been taking part in the Big Butterfly Count over the past couple of weeks. The idea is to record which butterflies you see during 15 minutes, to give a snapshot view on butterfly population and how they are faring, especially after last year’s washout summer and this year’s cold spring. We have really enjoyed taking part, and the…

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    Quarry view

    During the wonderful weather this week, we’ve been exploring the hills and meadows around Welshpool, including going up through Bron-y-Buckley Woods and across the fields to the top of the old quarry. It was funny to be standing on the very hill that the stone came from to build the church, whilst looking at it. Image of the Week #45