Like most of the UK, the county of Somerset was forecast some snow. While driving home from work on Thursday heavy snow was falling on Shepton Mallet. But after a day of rain it was not settling. Picking my son up from Doulting later that evening there was a small amount of snow on the grass and cars. It was too dark to see if there was snow on the Mendip Hills. But if the weather was fine in the morning there was only one place to go in search of snow before work.
So at first light I headed up Pen Hill and drove around to Priddy looking for the most deep, crisp and even covering of snow I could find.
A favourite in the summer for dragonflies this pond is one of the gems of the Mendip Hills. A looked around to find the view with the most snow.
Looking towards North Hill there was very little snow. There had been a great full moon but just as I arrived it sank behind some clouds never to be seen again. Even without the super moon this is a beautiful spot.
The snow was still visible on a strip of short grass on North Hill creating flag of colours.
Mendip fields are special because of their dry-stone walls. The sun was still very low in the sky and few of the walls had any light. I waited near the Hunters Inn for the sun to break through the clouds and shine on an area of open fields.