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We are now halfway through a year that unfortunately prolongs the turmoil of the previous two.

Thanks to the global pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are all unfortunately living in a much different world than the one we left in 2020.

How simple life was back then and few, if any, would have predicted all that we have gone through and continue to endure since.

Yet we endure and we find ways to make life meaningful because humanity has always found a way.

We are lucky to live in such a peaceful part of the world.

However, the events of recent years have shown us that even rurality is no defense against the impact of world events.

Comfort has always been available in our countryside.

Who hasn’t found peace and answers to their problems while walking home in the beautiful country that has always served as a backdrop to our communities?

Who hasn’t forgotten their troubles to the sound of a lamb bleating or the smile of a dog?

Even with the skyrocketing cost of living crisis, these things cannot be taken away or charged for.

They are simple pleasures and they are what make life.

So if you’re down this weekend and want to pick yourself up, you could do a lot worse than venture into the hills and ask yourself “how green is my valley?”

Powis Castle in Welshpool. Photo by Jonathan Atkinson.

County Times: Many children's favorite plant.  Photo by Mel Evans.

The favorite plant of many children. Photo by Mel Evans.

County Times: A poppy ready to burst.  Photo by Sarah Humphreys Evans.

A poppy ready to burst. Photo by Sarah Humphreys Evans.

County Times: A great photo of a bird in flight in Caersws.  Photo by Ben Gethin.

A great shot of a bird in flight at Caersws. Photo by Ben Gethin.

County Times: A foggy day at Fachwen Pool near Newtown.  Photo by Robin Bridgen.

A misty day at Fachwen Pool near Newtown. Photo by Robin Bridgen.

County Times: Rain on a leaf.  Photo by Rob Carolan.

Rain on a leaf. Photo by Rob Carolan.

County Times: A bird takes a well deserved rest.  Photo by Stephen Probert.

A bird takes a well deserved rest. Photo by Stephen Probert.

County Times: The cutest squirrel award goes to.  Photo by Stephen Probert.

The cutest squirrel award goes to. Photo by Stephen Probert.

County Times: Mother and baby.  Photo by Elaine Davies.

Mother and calf. Photo by Elaine Davies.

County Times: A peak in full flight in Newtown.  Photo by Rodney Holbrook.

A peak in full flight in Newtown. Photo by Rodney Holbrook.

County Times: Rainbow over Carno.  Photo by André Hutchinson.

A rainbow over Carno. Photo by André Hutchinson.

County Times: A family of woodpeckers.  Photo by Dave Lister.

A family of woodpeckers. Photo by Dave Lister.

County Times: Low water levels in Elan Valley.  Photo by David Jehu.

Low water levels in Elan Valley. Photo by David Jehu.

County Times: A happy hare poses for the camera.  Photo by Terry Holloway.

A happy hare poses for the camera. Photo by Terry Holloway.

County Times: Mealtime.  Photo by Denise Williams.

Feeding time. Photo by Denise Williams.

County Times: Hay Castle in all its majesty.  Photo by Stuart Townsend.

Hay Castle in all its majesty. Photo by Stuart Townsend.

County Times: A Family Day.  Photo by Bod70 Amateur photography.

A family day. Photo by Bod70 Amateur photography.

County Times: Cormorant visiting Lake Llandrindod.  Photo by Steven Weekly.

Cormorant visiting Lake Llandrindod. Photo by Steven Weekly.

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