The age of snowdrops is over, the time of the daffodil has come.
Summer temperatures in Somerset. It is still February, this week last year we had 6 inches of snow, but this year its a hot 20°C. T-shirt weather in the middle of winter! The peacock butterflies are out of hibernation to feed on the daffodils. But I had to be quick to grab a picture of this one.
I was stuck in the office working all day watching the blue skies. But as soon as I could it was time to drive off to Corton Denham to enjoy the sunshine up on the downs. I really wanted to go here after drinking some wonderful cider from the village in a recent wassailing evening.
This small village hides down in the valley on the southern edge of Somerset. Surrounded by steep hills it was the perfect place for blue skies on a
winter summer evening.
The village has plenty of footpaths, and some rare open access land high up on the The Beacon and neighbouring Parrock Hill.
A classic view looking down onto the village fro the village leading up to The Beacon.
There was plenty of sheep on the beacon.
From the top of the beacon there are wonderful views on all directions. Today, in the warm hazy sky, the clearest view was looking north towards Parrock Hill. This is a mini Glastonbury Tor but with a small group of trees replacing the stone tower.
This is a very pretty part of the county, one I really want to explore more!