Kingsdon

All Saints Church - Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4377

All Saints Church – Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4377

All Saints Church

This is a picture of the 800 year old church in Kingsdon that I took during a beautiful winter afternoon.  Today I was drawn back to this small village in South Somerset by the sea of yellow fields.

I wanted to photograph the church in the distance across the fields.  Despite following several public footpaths across the fields I could get a clear view back to the church.  Its also a bit too early in the season – there will be more yellow flowers later.

Instead, I headed up to the church to see what was growing in the church yard.

Spring Blossom - Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7616

Spring Blossom – Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7616

What I found was beautiful pink blossom.

Spring Blossom - Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7637

Spring Blossom – Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7637

Spring Blossom - Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7626

Spring Blossom – Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7626

And Finally…

Most of the grass had recently been cut but the border lining the church path was full of bluebells.  Plus, to my surprise this small Cinnamon Bug.  This species has been heading north and inland recently – good to see it leaving the beach for new pastures.

Cinnamon Bug (Corizus hyoscyami) - Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7696

Cinnamon Bug (Corizus hyoscyami) – Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7696

Unlike this good looking bug, the Spanish bluebells on which it was resting were a relatively recent introduction.

Bluebells - Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7674

Bluebells – Church of All Saints, Kingsdon, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_7674

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