Lynchcombe Update

Snow Blown - Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2798

Snow Blown – Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2798

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.

Is it snowing - Deerleap, Wookey Hole, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2756

Is it snowing – Deerleap, Wookey Hole, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2756

Snow was not coming down it was going across.

Horizontal Snow - Deerleap, Nr Wookey Hole, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2770

Horizontal Snow – Deerleap, Nr Wookey Hole, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2770

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.

Snow Blown - Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2876

Snow Blown – Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2876

The snow was dry and easily blown.

Snow Blown - Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2978

Snow Blown – Deerleap, Nr Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2978

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.

Style - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3016

Style – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3016

I continued my walk down through the other Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Cook’s Fields.

Hawthorn - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3028

Hawthorn – Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3028

Before return back down the hill through Lynchcombe to get warm.

Spring Snow - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3045

Spring Snow – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3045

And Finally…

Some frozen spring primroses.

Primroses - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2827

Primroses – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2827

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