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Forest Bathing in the Woods of Gwent

  A beautiful Bluebell Wood. This spring I have focused my photography on new areas beyond my usual haunt of Goldcliff Lagoons and have been exploring several wonderful local woods. Life for me is busy at the moment and at times the stresses and strains of life have left me in a real need of opportunities to get outdoors with nature. I am fortunate to have some great woods on my doorstep where I can spend some time "Forest Bathing" to detox and destress from all the hustle and bustle. Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit the woods of Gwent. The woods are full of life. It's like a botanic explosion has occurred with flora and fauna of all kinds coming into life and making an appearance. Walking through the woods is a real sensory experience. The eyes are dazzled with an array of different colours, lots of fresh greens, the whole spectrum of coloured flowers, Yellow celandine, the white of the Anemones, Pinks of the Red Campions, and more yellows from Wild D

Early Morning Kingfisher in the Mist

The last couple of days has been quiet on the river and the Kingfishers are making fewer appearances at the perch. They like to make me wait.

Today just after dawn and early morning mist, I had a visit from a male Kingfisher. He did not stay for long but I was thankful to see him as its always worth the long waits and suffering the cramped muscles and joints.

I think the juveniles are starting to get pushed out but their is definitely more than one bird using this territory at the moment.


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