Cooks Fields in Spring

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5857

Cooks Fields in Winter – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5857

Spring time, but on Cooks Fields along the exposed southern ridge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset it was clearly still winter time.

Cooks Fields

Cooks Fields is a Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve will lots of spring meadows and butterflies.  I saw a small tortoiseshell butterfly a few days a go – I hope it found somewhere to hide as today was bitterly cold.

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5861

Cooks Fields in Winter – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5861

At the top of the reserve this group of sycamore trees was taking the full force of the wind and snow.

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5963

Cooks Fields in Winter – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5963

The reserve overlooks the Somerset Levels.  I have walked along Cooks Fields at winter before.  Then it was like walking on the moon looking down onto the fields of the levels on earth.  Today the bitter wind made it hard to enjoy – even stand.  No moon walking today.

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5807

Cooks Fields in Winter – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5807

I dropped down into the Lynchcombe nature reserve to escape the weather.

Cooks Fields in Winter - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5987

Cooks Fields in Winter – Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 825_5987

And Finally…

A video facing into the bitter freezing wind and snow on the exposed Mendip ridge.  It was really, really, really cold.

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