A few years back I discovered the Twitter account @LostFootballs, which was an ideal harmony of poignancy and humour. The account is still going although less active than it used to be in its heyday, back when Twitter was fun and not full of angry people abusing each other.
Over the years I'd tweeted a few photos to them and had them retweeted. However, recently I've been saving photos of lost footballs for my blog. These are a few I've spotted on my walks around Grangetown and Cardiff Bay.
Let's start with a ball behind the railings of a locked schoolyard during lockdown.
(And thanks to Cathy, Tom and Bryan who have patiently waited while I have taken photos of forlorn footballs.)