Our African correspondent, Martyn Fielder (#0486), is back home in Wales, presumably for Christmas. And after many months absent from the aesthetics not just of our native telegraph poles, but our gorgeous landscape he sent us these two photos with the following note attached…
There’s no place like home and there is always a welcome in the hillsides when you come home again to Wales. Taking a welcome break from the relentless Summer of Senegal I am making the most of the cold and damp in the dark shadow of the Black Mountains.
Before you open the attached files, make yourself a nice TPAS mug of tea, sit yourself down somewhere comfortable and assume a calm, reflective frame of mind in order to appreciate these photos. Purity, simplicity and understated elegance on a hillside near Abergavenny.
We couldn’t agree more. Not least the bit about TPAS tea. Last few days to get a Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society Mug before Dec 25th. There’ll be another 365 days after that, mind you.