As well as its villages snowdrops are also found in Somerset’s towns. Shepton Mallet has its snowdrop festival, and the Bishops Palace in Wells has its snowdrop celebration but Glastonbury can also put on a good display.
I enjoy exploring the hills, moors and levels around Glastonbury following the nature, the landscape and its history. All to often the changes in the landscape are traced back to Glastonbury Abbey. Its rule and money dominated the Somerset Levels and the islands within them.
So today I paid the cheaper winter rate to visit the abbey on what started out as a beautiful summer afternoon. But dark clouds soon rolled in and the visit turned into one of catching the best of the sometimes dramatic light.
The warm low sun of winter shone on the remaining stone walls of the abbey.
There are plenty of my favourite white flowers spread in patches across the abbey grounds.
The snowdrops were beginning to turn and I had to hunt down the best specimens.
In every clump there was one flower that had gone over. Should I do a bit of gardening? Maybe not as security guards patrol the site!
As evening drew in, and the clouds parted, and the light became special.
A last few photographs before the site closed for the day.