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 had come to see. Instead I had been given a tip that snowdrops were already out. I have regularly photographed the snowdrops here but normally in February not at the start of January.
After the distraction of the squirrels if did not take long to find the snowdrops. Hugging the rougher ground next to the woodland there were lots of flowers.
In the low winter light I took the opportunity for some backlighting.
I lacked the range with my macro lens to reach many of the flowers from the woodland fence.
There does not appear to be public access to the field only the neighbouring plantation.
The flowers have clearly been out for a while. Many were already being nibbled by the local wildlife.