A small picture for a change,
aiming to get a feeling of warm summer weather rather than showing
a great wide beach or a sweeping valley. Here we have a hedge
with a gate in it and a tree on the other side.
The gate is a standard modern
steel bar affair with strengthening diagonals, reasonably easily
climbed when necessary. It is neatly placed between two wooden
gateposts, with hinges at the nearer end and a piece of string
to hold it shut at the farther one.
Overhead, a clear blue sky
allows the sun to beat down on opportunities for a picnic lunch
in a field with buttercups, daisies and long grass.
The gate is located about half
a mile east of the Offa's Dyke path above Brockweir in the Lower
Wye Valley. Through it passes a footpath on its way to the village
of Hewelsfield, which has a rather neat little church, some cottages,
more trees and a generally pleasing appearance.