Lynchcombe in November

Lynchcombe in Snow - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6201

Lynchcombe in Snow – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_6201

The exciting news from November was the first snow of winter. Not a lot of snow for the Mendip Hills but its still very early in the season so we should get lots more.

This is also a great time of year for sunrises.  The clear winter air and the later starts in the morning make them perfect.

Sunrise - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4277

Sunrise – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4277

The Mendip Hills gets the snow but the Somerset Levels below get the morning mists.

Winter Morning - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4214

Winter Morning – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4214

One of the best features of Lynchcombe are its wide open views across the Somerset Levels.

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4335

Lynchcombe – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4335

The soft winter light and mist are wonderful, and take on a mystic quality around the Glastonbury Tor.

Glastonbury Tor - From Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4313H

Glastonbury Tor – From Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4313H

In the combe sheep are grazing.

Lynchcombe - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4769

Lynchcombe – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4769

I have also been on the look out for mushrooms.  I know virtually nothing about them and hope to get some help identifying them.

Fungi - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2732

Fungi – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2732

Recent scrub clearance has provided lots of opportunities for mushrooms across the reserve.

Fungi - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2726

Fungi – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2726

I liked these little black ones growing through the fresh moss that covers the area cleared by a group of conservation volunteers last year.

Fungi - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2801

Fungi – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2801

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.