Category: Autumn

The swan Family go for a swim - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_8181

Ham Wall in Autumn

Just before we jump into the cold of winter I have put together some of my recent pictures taken around Loxton Marsh that do not have starlings in them. The main railway line track cuts down the...

Watching the Sunrise on Glastonbury Tor - Somerset, UK. ID 823_6594

Glastonbury Sunrise

Recently I have been visting Glastonbury Tor as often as I can . Going up the hill on cold mornings to watch the sun rise over the Somerset Levels. The night before each visit I check...

Lynchcombe Sunset - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_6472

Lynchcombe Update

Lynchcombe is a great nature reserve managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Top of Lynchcombe Sitting behind the sycamore trees at the top of the Lynchcombe nature reserve is a great place to watch...

Pigeons - Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_1457

Bishops Moat

The moat around the Bishop’s Palace in Wells provides the perfect reflection of autumn. The Moat On a recent walk I was lucky to be passing the moat when the wind had dropped.  The...

Autumn Light - Beacon Hill Woods, Somerset, UK. ID 823_6016

Beacon Hill

Forgive me for going back to Beacon Hill Wood – its simply the best wood for autumn colour in this part of Somerset. Beacon Hill This ancient beech woodland runs along the ridge of...

Autumn in Stockhill Wood - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5380

Stockhill Wood

Autumn colour can be short lived.  Often the golden leaves are blown away by the first storm.  Tomorrow storm Ophelia, the biggest storm for decades to reach the British Isles will pass just to the west of Somerset....

Hawthorn Colours - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4586

Great Breach Wood

Today I visited the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Great Breach Wood on the Polden Hills in the middle of Somerset.  I wanted to check on the progress of autumn.  How were those colours? Hawthorn Colour...

Straw Bales - Windmill Hill, Nr Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 823_1833

End of Summer?

I have a rule – always go out with a plan, a clear idea of what to photograph.  Today I broke that rule and found myself visiting my favourite haunts gathering the wide landscapes and...

Golden Leaves - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_2084

Loxtons Marsh

As we are entering winter I could not fail to notice that autumn was still going strong at Loxtons Marsh on the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve in Somerset.  Even butterflies were flying around! The...

Autumn Hay Bales - Grove Cross, Nr Castle Cary, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1908

Grove Cross

Most days I pass a particular field near Grove Cross on the way to work and never realised how interesting it was.  Then while cycling a few weeks ago I noticed that hay bales were still spread across...