Heart beat

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A short experimental film-poem about a short section of the Heart of Wales railway.

World premiere in a 2 person horse box cinema on a sloping field during Knucklas17.  I’m trying not to let it go to my head.

Meet Frazer

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He lives by our back door. He likes people, blades of grass and flower bulbs. He also likes the limelight. I suspect he has not long for this world.

Mad dogs and madder dogs

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…out in the midday sun yesterday. The walk from Aberystwyth to Borth, visually stunning, physically exhilarating and nature-watchingly spectacular. A pair of swirling choughs just north of Clarach and a Great Grey Shrike high above Sarn Gynfelin. The day capped with a Dolphin lazily swimming 10 yards off shore to ale-supping delight from the deck of the Victoria Inn.

View from cliffs above Sarn Gynfelin on the Cambrian coast.

Aberystwyth sunset

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We caught sunset and the spectacular Starling roosting event at Aberystwyth last night. Boatmen traversing this bay of petrol in a Neptunian sea. Truly mesmeric
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Ivy

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61 seconds of why we should leave some ivy for nature. I could hear the drone from 50 yds away. This on a mid October day in Wales.

Telegraph Poles on the B5105

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Anybody who knows me will know of my affection for this winding little B road traversing remote and rural Denbighshire.  Not only the road, but the carefully placed Lucozade bottles along its length but mostly for its run of gorgeous olde telegraphe poles.

Yellow Rattle

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Non-descript this tiny yellow flower may be but after years of waiting this little indicator plant finally emerged from our wild-flower meadow this month. Yellow Rattle; aka Cockscomb; aka the meadow maker (Rhinanthus minor) will suck the life out of the choking grasses and give the flowers the headstart they need.

 

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