Recently I have been going up to the top of Glastonbury Tor to celebrate the sunrise. Today, the forecast for the Mendip Hills was strangely much better than that for the Somerset Levels so I instead of the Tor I headed up to Priddy Pools to watch the dawn at the Priddy Tree.
There were no clouds that would help create a glorious sunrise – so I cheated and turned up the saturation in Photoshop! With so few new pictures I decided it was time to review why this tree is such as well loved landmark.
This is Waldegrave Pool and on a very still day. On days like these it provides the perfect reflection for the Priddy Tree.
Its a shame the Somerset Wildlife Trust no longer manages the site. Weeds can be accidentally introduced by anglers who inadvertently bring in plants from other pools. Spreading weed can cover the pond, so this reflection from last year may become a rare event.
In 2012 we had snow followed by a day of beautiful blue skies. The tree looked wonderful.
Back in 2011 the hillside was in flames. Somehow the tree survived.
These trees are known as the mother and child. It appears that this mother is giving some comfort to her child.
A wonderful tree.