Cannards Grave

The story goes that Cannards Grave in Shepton Mallet is haunted by the ghost of Tom Kennard. He was hanged on the nearby gibbet for being caught with stolen sheep.  Today the Cannards Grave roundabout is populated by concrete sheep, including one black sheep.

In spring the roundabout, and surrounding verges, come alive with Cowslips (Primula veris).  The road is busy and you will need to be careful if taking photographs of the flowers.  I took my chances today, as being Sunday there would be fewer cars.

The temperature was just below Zero Celius and the flowers were covered in a light frost that gleamed in the early morning sun.

Cowslips

Cowslips (Primula veris) at Cannards Grave

Cowslips

Cowslips (Primula veris) at Cannards Grave

Cowslips

Cowslips (Primula veris) at Cannards Grave

Cowslips

Cowslips (Primula veris) at Cannards Grave

Cowslips

Cowslips (Primula veris) at Cannards Grave

 

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