Grass flowers – or panicles – situated in front of a metal fence on a very warm and sunny Midsummer’s day.
I photographed these along a pathway to an entrance to the Preseli Hills national park in Wales where we spent several hours yesterday for the Solstice.
The park is a pretty fascinating and important ancient and historical site. It is said to be the place where the bluestones of Stonehenge originated and it has many associations with King Arthur. We walked a fair way to find ‘Bedd Arthur’, a stone circle said to be King Arthur’s burial place (amongst many others across the UK). It was very well hidden by the contours of the hilly landscape but well worth finding; a special place.
We also climbed up Foeldrygarn – an ancient hill fort with three burial cairns on the top. The views were pretty good and far-ranging, albeit a little misty.
We read on a notice board that the government wanted to take over the park during the Second World War for military training purposes – similar to Salisbury Plain – but locals campaigned against it and won meaning it can be enjoyed to this day by all.