Pitcombe is a tiny village that sits in a valley west of the town of Bruton in Somerset. This valley provides a fairly flat cycle route that by-passes the steep hills around Bruton. So I was familiar with the area, however I did not realise there were so many snowdrops at the church.
After a day in the office I arrived at Pitcombe just in time to catch the last drops of sunlight shining through a pair of yew trees.
The light was disappearing for the day so I looked for areas of interest that the sun still reached.
I decided to call it a day and instead return in the morning when I hoped the light would be better.
The weather forecast was not too bad so early the next morning I set off back to the church on the way to work.
As is often the case, I was way too excited and arrived way too early. So I took a chance on catching the sunrise from the hills above Bruton. It did not go entirely to plan, a golden strip of light came and went with no sight of the sun.
I waited an hour for the light to appear before photographing the church in the winter light.
Today there was just enough light to photograph the snowdrops.
Sadly, the snowdrop season is coming to an end. So I had to hunt around to find the best flowers.
I was not aware that Pitcombe church put on such a good display. A wonderful discovery, but a shame it came a bit too late. All being well, I hope to return to catch them at their best next year.
The season of snowdrops is over. The season of the daffodils has come!
And primroses, and celandines.