Turning from spring to summer in Cwmynyscoy
One of my favourite local patches is in Cwmynyscoy, Pontypool. It has its own small nature reserve that is a wonderful place located in and around a disused limestone quarry.
There are a lot of Hawthorn trees throughout the reserve and I have been waiting for them come into blossom. When these trees come into flower has since ancient times being considered the time when spring turns to summer.
When they do bloom it is quite a thing to see and this year I was determined to capture it from above using my drone.
|Hawthorn Blossom from above|
|The reserve is on the hillside below Penyrheol and Mynydd Twyn-Glas|
|Hawthorn Blossom is quite pungent.|
|The information board located near the entrance to the reserve|
|A wall of White|
|West Mon Comprehensive School in the distance|
|Looking down towards Pontymoel|
|Some of the Hawthorn coverage is very dense.|
|A panoramic of Pontypool from above the reserve.|