After many weeks with no computer after pouring grapefruit juice all over it I have finally been able to create another post.
Biddle is a narrow tangled Combe that starts in the city of Wells and cuts up the slope facing slope of the Mendip to Pen Hill.
My aim today was to photograph the wood sorrel growing on the rotting trees that fill the lower combe. But first the open valley of the combe was full of butterflies that distracted me for a long time.
Male and female orange-tip butterflies were chasing each other around. One would rest on a flower only to be bombed by another from above. Ocassional, one would rest long eonough for me to grab a picture.
The green-viewed whites we much slower and did not seem to mind being photographed too much.
Now and again a brimstone would pass by.
After the open meadow the combe side close in and trees crisscross over the small stream.
I struggled to find any really good patches of wood sorrel.
Higher up the valley the steep slopes were covered in bluebells and ferns.
As you approach the stop and start to leave the Combe their are large open meadows of bluebells.
Who can resist a rainbow. Could this combe becoming the next Wayford Woods?