I was driving to the heronry at Swell Wood when I came to halt after I caught a glimpse of the flowers in the churchyard of St Mary’s church in Huish Episcopi.
The church faces you as you approach a sharp bend on the main road through South Somerset. The sky was way too beautiful to hide under the trees in a wood. The herons would have to wait.
Huish Episcopi is a village on the outskirts of Langport – I had always assumed this was Langport itself. Looking up the village on Wikipedia I was not surprised that the first thing it explains is its name:
Its name derives from the lands or household (“huish” from the Old English hiwisc) and episcopi meaning belonging to the Bishop of Wells.
My web page editor keeps changing it to Huish Episode!
So many flowers, including some white bluebells.
A sea of primroses.
The yellow glow of buttercups.
Pink and white blossom all across the churchyard.