Another Round of Wild Garlic

Even from the outside you can see that something special is happening in Round Wood between Wells and Wookey Hole in Somerset.

Wild Garlic - Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9205

Wild Garlic – Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9205

For many years I walked this wood each lunch time for a break from work.  The walk keep me in touch with the progress of the seasons, a barometer telling me when the landscape, flowers and insects would be ready to be photographed.  It was a special walk, done with good friends, which I miss very much.

Wild Garlic
Each spring, like a drift of new snow, the garlic flows across the woodland floor.

Wild Garlic - Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_8649

Wild Garlic – Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_8649

Most of the time, much of wood, sits in the shade on the northern side of the hill.  In the late afternoon the sun rises above the ridge and illuminates its western edge.  During this special time the sunshine creates dappled pools of light and long shadows.

Wild Garlic - Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9085

Wild Garlic – Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9085

On the sunny side of the wood the garlic grows taller and bolder in the open glades of coppiced trees.

Wild Garlic - Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9125

Wild Garlic – Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9125

Fallen branches remain where they fell and provide extra texture – or just get the way.

Wild Garlic - Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9196

Wild Garlic – Round Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 820_9196

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