Beast from the East
Known as the beast from the east the UK entered the deep freeze just as spring was getting going. It must have come as a shock to this horse in the fields alongside the Deerleap road that leads up into the Mendip Hills.
Snow was not coming down it was going across.
At the top of Deerleap near the picnic site I was on my own in a blizzard. The wind was so strong I could barely stand. Snow was rushing across the fields causing white outs during strong gusts. Ice formed on my tripod freezing it solid so it could not be closed up.
The snow was dry and easily blown.
I dropped down the hill a bit into shelter of Lynchcombe where I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Unusually, there was as much snow on the levels as there was high up in the hills.
I continued my walk down through the other Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Cook’s Fields.
Before return back down the hill through Lynchcombe to get warm.
Some frozen spring primroses.