Isle of Wedmore
Crook Peak Parish
During my recent walks up Crook Peak the Isle of Wedmore has been sitting (as always) in the middle of the flat Somerset Levels. The isle is not surrounded by sea and it is not very high. But on some frosty winter mornings its height is enough for its fields to remain dark green in contrast to the pale cold fields of the levels below.
The top corner of the isle is part of the Crook Peak parish. So today, I went for a brief look around Badgworth, Weare and Chapel Allerton. I did not have much time so I split my visit into two sessions – first time in the morning then returning in the late afternoon.
At this time of year you need to time it just right to get some morning light.
I wanted to explore the local churches for snowdrops. Some of the churches in South Somerset have wonderful displays and I hoped here would be the same. I found some in Weare but not many. In the wind it has hard to get a clear picture of those I did find.
But driving around the local lanes I found several patches of flowers.
The only church dedicated to St Congar in the country. The light was poor and so I again switch to black and white. This did make the sky look pretty dramatic.
Just enough afternoon light to photograph the entrance to the church with its lamp.
Not all the interesting buildings are churches. While driving around I had to stop and get another picture of the windmill.
The sunset never lived up to its early promise so I thought that I would try and funk it up a bit…
Chapel Allerton. Clearly a village with this name was going to have a chapel. No big tower, but I did find a few snowdrops. It looked a bit dull in black and white so I turned it blue!