We need to talk about Plastic

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If you were to doubt, in any way, the problem our world has with plastic – a beach litter-pick is both catharsis and enlightenment. Two hours, a dozen or so volunteers and a truck load of washed-up rubbish – a feel good way to spend a Saturday morning.  This was Tan-y-bwlch beach, Aberystwyth and had only been litter-picked a matter of weeks ago.  The pile in the bottom pic was the tally after 2 hours.  By end of the day on Saturday 450kgs had been collected.  Breathtaking.  Thanks be to Aberystwyth Beach Buddies for their organisation.

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.

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