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Photography by John Mason of Machynlleth

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The Dyfi Valley: Scenery & Wildlife images

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT JOHN S. MASON 2000-2011: NO REPRODUCTION WITHOUT PERMISSION.

VALLEY SUBCATEGORIES: Dyfi Valley & Machynlleth
Flowers and wildlife Dysinni Valley


The Dyfi Valley and Machynlleth

Machynlleth, the old market-town close to the first bridge over the Dyfi, is an oft-photographed place - scarcely a day goes by without someone pointing a camera at its famous Clocktower. Here, I've captured other aspects of the town and its surroundings in a variety of different conditions - from uncommon heavy snow to the floods that occur most years and which always make an interesting subject to tackle.

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Machynlleth
Dyfi Bridge Dyfi Bridge Y Plas, Machynlleth Owain Glyndwr monument, Machynlleth
Glandyfi from the north-east Dawn breaks over the Dyfi Valley Sunset over the Dyfi Valley Glandyfi from the Tarrenau Crazy sunrise over Machynlleth golf-course
The uppermost Dyfi Valley from Bwlch-y-Groes Near Glaspwll, Llyfnant Valley Cors Dyfi, between Derwenlas and Glandyfi Cors Dyfi, between Derwenlas and Glandyfi Bwlch Oerddrws on the A470 on the Dyfi watershed
Machynlleth under a rare heavy snowfall Machynlleth from Y Wylfa Winter at Dyfi Bridge Winter at Dyfi Bridge Road on Y Wylfa, Machynlleth
Keeping the line going after snow - Machynlleth railway station Flooding at Machynlleth Train and valley-flood, Machynlleth railway station Flooding and Machynlleth railway station Flooding at Station Garage, Machynlleth
Flooding at Dyfi Bridge Flooding at Dyfi Bridge Flooding on road out to Dyfi Bridge, Machynlleth Flooding near Dyfi Bridge Flooding on the A487 out to Dyfi Bridge
June 2012 mega-floods
June 2012 mega-floods
After the deluge: major Dyfi flood Flooding in the Dyfi Valley Flooding in the Dyfi Valley
Flooding in the Dyfi Valley Flooding in the Dyfi Valley Flooding in the Dyfi Valley Dyfi Valley looking east from above Derwenlas
Autumn near Glaspwll, Cwm Llyfnant
Autumn near Glaspwll, Cwm Llyfnant
Autumn near Glaspwll, Cwm Llyfnant
Autumn at Dyfi Bridge
Autumn at Dyfi Bridge
Autumn - downstream from Dyfi Bridge

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Flowers and Wildlife

Spring is arguably the best time of year here in the Dyfi Valley, with woodlands and hedgerows alike ablaze with flowers and the first butterflies appearing. It's one of the best areas I know for its wayside colour at this time of year - and the  raptors are active, too, with the ever-present chance of catching a spectacular aerial squabble!


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The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal
The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal
The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal
The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal The famous Bluebell Wood near Pennal Wild Garlic or Ramsoms
Wild garlic (Ramsoms) Lesser Celandine
Lesser Celandine Wood Anenome Wood Anemone Primrose and violets Primrose
Dandelion pushing up through soild tarmac! Dandelion starburst Herb Robert Stitchwort Bluebells & Stitchwort
spring in the Llyfnant Valley
spring in the Llyfnant Valley
spring in Cwm Clettwr - small leaved lime
spring in Cwm Clettwr - wych elm
spring in Cwm Clettwr - ash
Wood Anenomes and a solitary Celandine
Psathyrella fungus, near Machynlleth
Hedgehog fungus
Chanterelles
Puffball
Honeybee and Wood Anemone Peacock Butterfly on blackthorn blossom Speckled Wood on blossom Comma Butterfly Common Blue butterfly
red admiral
peacock
small tortoiseshell
holly blue
comma
Raptor dogfight: Red Kites & Buzzard Raptor dogfight: Red Kites & Buzzard Raptor dogfight: Red Kites & Buzzard Raptor dogfight: Red Kites & Buzzard Sheep and flocking kites
Siskin, Cors Dyfi
Redpolls, Cors Dyfi
Greenfinch, Cors Dyfi
Little Egrets, Glandyfi
Little Egrets, Glandyfi

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The Dysinni Valley


I've not photographed this lovely valley as much as I should have done, but the striking Bird Rock has often caught my eye whilst
out following storms - it changes so much with the light!

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Bird Rock, Dysinni Valley
Bird Rock, Dysinni Valley Bird Rock, Dysinni Valley Bird Rock, Dysinni Valley Bird Rock, Dysinni Valley
Hawthorns near Bryncrug
Tal-y-llyn - A487 pass between Cadair Idris and Dyfi Forest
Tal-y-llyn - A487 pass between Cadair Idris and Dyfi Forest
Tal-y-llyn
Graig-Goch Landslip debris, Tal-y-Llyn



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