Category: Snowdrops

Forde Abbey - Somerset, UK, ID JB1_2174

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey, Somerset This is a Somerset blog and I claiming Forde Abbey because it has a Somerset address despite being just over the border into the equally wonderful county of Dorset. This was...

First Snowdrops - Uphill donkey field, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1244

New Year’s Snowdrops

First Snowdrops Each year the donkey field in Uphill seems to be the first in Somerset to have snowdrops.  On New Year’s day the flowers were already out. Sadly, unlike the picture above, we...

Snowdrops - St Raphaels Chapel, Huccaby, Dartmoor, UK. ID IMG_3651

Huccaby Snowdrops

A quick detour out of Somerset into neighbouring Devon, up onto the moor to visit the tiny St Raphael’s Chapel at Huccaby. St Raphael’s Chapel Today I did not have the best of the...

St Nicholas Church - Bratton Seymour, Somerset, England. ID 825_1384

Bratton Seymour Snowdrops

The Church The church at Bratton Seymour is one of my favourites.  I pass nearby virtually every day.  High on a hill facing east towards the morning sun it is a beautiful location at...

Snowdrops - Holy Trinity Church, Chantry, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_2677

Chantry Snowdrops

Nunney and Mells in east Mendip are fabulous spots for snowdrops.  So I guessed the churches nearby should, hopefully, be just as good.  First I headed to Whatley.  I often cycle passed the church...

Snowdrops - Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_2151

Butterflies and Snowdrops

A few weeks ago I broke by camera and lens in a accident falling several feet down a bank onto a road.  So until these are fixed or replaced I using a spare camera....

Snowdrops - Nunney, Somerset, UK. ID 828_2072

Nunney

You may have guessed that a love snowdrops. They even distract me away from the starling roost at Ham Wall.  So today I headed off to the tiny village of Nunney in Somerset. Nunney...

Snowdrops - Mells Common, Somerset, UK. ID 828_1458

Village Snowdrops

There are lots of places to see snowdrops in my area of Somerset.  The best areas seem to be the Camelot villages down south and around Mells and Nunney up north.  Today I ventured...

Churchyard Snowdrops - St Michaels Church, Somerset, UK. ID 828_0939

Churchyard Snowdrops

I have been looking forward to the arrival of snowdrops again this year.  Some, such as those in the Uphill Donkey Field, popped up very early.  Many have not started to appear. And some,...

First Snowdrops - Donkey Field, Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID 827_9393

First Snowdrops

The winter afternoon sun casts long shadows across the Donkey Field in the village of Uphill.  Groups of squirrels are scurrying around the trees. But it was not the scurry of squirrels that I...