Maperton Snowdrops

St. Peter and St. Pauls Church - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1187

St. Peter and St. Pauls Church – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1187

Maperton Church

This church in one the Camelot parishes of South Somerset sits hidden down a narrow walled lane in the tiny village of Maperton.  The lane is lined with beech trees and must look good covered in autumn leaves.  But today the church sits in a ring of snowdrops.

St. Peter and St. Pauls Church - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0956

St. Peter and St. Pauls Church – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0956

Snowdrops

The first thing you see on reaching the end of the church lane is the steep bank of snowdrops hugging the building.  But there are clumps of snowdrops all around the churchyard.

Snowdrops – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0938

I dense carpet of snowdrops covers the banking around the church.

Snowdrops - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1005

Snowdrops – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1005

While snowdrops are starting to turn in Somerset these flowers are still in good condition.  Perfect white.

Snowdrops - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0969

Snowdrops – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_0969

Snowdrops - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1072

Snowdrops – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1072

And Finally…

Who is pollinating these flowers? Looks like flies are the only insects around.  Not seen a bee around here for some time.

Snowdrops - Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1113

Snowdrops – Maperton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_1113

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