Snowy Snowdrops Drop

Church of St Matthew at Sunset - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2703

Church of St Matthew at Sunset – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2703

The other day I rushed across to Wookey to catch the sunset behind the church.  I missed the deepest reds running around the footpaths deciding where to stand my tripod.  However, it was a beautiful sky.

On my next visit to Wookey everything changed!

Wookey Snow

The deep freeze continued with drifting dry snow and strong winds.  So far the snow was not very deep but it was soon to get much worse.

Henley Lane - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3491

Henley Lane – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3491

Wookey is a small village not far from Wells in Somerset.  It should not be confused with Wookey Hole with its famous caves.  The church is surrounded by nearby trees and is hard to get a photograph of the whole building.

Church of St Matthew in Snow - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3501

Church of St Matthew in Snow – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3501

Snowy Snowdrops Drop

I love snow but the snowdrops in the churchyard seemed to be suffering.  Most had reached the end even before the snow arrived.  I found a few good looking flowers but I feel putting their petals on the frozen ground is not the best thing.   They are hardy and will hopefully bounce back.

Snowy Dropdrops Drop - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3190

Snowy Dropdrops Drop – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3190

The primroses seemed much happier in the snow.

Primroses - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2829

Primroses – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2829

But the daffodils clearly hated it.

Daffodils in Snow - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3233

Daffodils in Snow – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3233

And Finally…

The area does have some wonderful fingerposts.  Each is an iconic landmark and an integral part of the Somerset landscape.  This one on the edge of the village is looking good.

I particularly love the distance markings on these old signs – to the nearest quarter mile.

Wells 2 - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3529

Wells 2 – Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3529

In contrast, this one on the other end of Henley Lane that leads to Wookey is in a terrible state.  It desperately needs the care of the council to restore it.

Wells 1 1/2 - Near Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3447

Wells 1 1/2 – Near Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3447

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