Pitcombe Snowdrops

St Leonard’s Church - Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6695

St Leonard’s Church – Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6695

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.

Evening Light

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.

Snowdrops and Yew Trees - St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6812

Snowdrops and Yew Trees – St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6812

The light was disappearing for the day so I looked for areas of interest that the sun still reached.

Snowdrops - St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6784

Snowdrops – St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6784

I decided to call it a day and instead return in the morning when I hoped the light would be better.

Next Morning

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.

Sunrise - Green's Combe, Bruton, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6886

Sunrise – Green’s Combe, Bruton, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6886

I waited an hour for the light to appear before photographing the church in the winter light.

St Leonard’s Church - Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6925

St Leonard’s Church – Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6925

Today there was just enough light to photograph the snowdrops.

Snowdrops - St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7148

Snowdrops – St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7148

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.

Snowdrops - St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7085

Snowdrops – St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7085

And finally…

The season of snowdrops is over. The season of the daffodils has come!

Daffodils - St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6967

Daffodils – St Leonard’s Church, Pitcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6967

And primroses, and celandines.

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