In August the country lanes were filled with Crocosmia.
This month we were surrounded by Fuschia ..
...... rose-hips as big as babies' fists and the "glossy purple clots" of blackberries "like thickened wine".
This Magpie Moth was enjoying the afternoon sun. Our visit also gave us Gatekeeper, Small White, Small Tortoishell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Small and Large Heath, Small Copper, Common Blue and Peacock butterflies.
We saw about 80 species of birds including Chough.
There are only about 500 breeding pairs of Chough around the UK so it was nice to get a close view of this one. We saw large numbers of Curlew and enjoyed seeing the Sandwich and Common Terns.
My what big claws you've got!
We visited a 12th century chapel:
and the site of an iron-age village at Din Lligwy:
and a burial chamber thought to date back to 3000BC:
The capstone weighs over 25 tons! How did they shift it into place without machines?
We followed in the footsteps of Charles Dickens as we visited the site of ship wreck that claimed the lives of over 450 people just yards from the shore. It was October 1859 when hurricane force winds pushed the Royal Charter onto the rocks. The passengers were wealthy people returning from Australia with large sums of gold.
We finished the week at RAF Valley. The Squadron was celebrating its 100th year anniversary and our eldest son took part in the air display.
If you want to extend your 'visit' to Wales then Janet, a fellow blogger, is redesigning her Angelsey garden at Plantaliscious. I'm sure she would be delighted if you visited her there!