Tagged: Autumn

Autumn in Stockhill Wood - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5380

Stockhill Wood

Autumn colour can be short lived.  Often the golden leaves are blown away by the first storm.  Tomorrow storm Ophelia, the biggest storm for decades to reach the British Isles will pass just to the west of Somerset....

Common Earthball (Scleroderma citrinum) - Beacon Hill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JB3_8828

Beacon Wood

Beacon Wood up in the Mendip Hills above Shepton Mallet is one of the best locations in Somerset for fungi as well as autumn colours. From the entrance to the wood you know this place...

Oak and Tower - South Brewham, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5102

Kings Alfreds Tower

Mistakenly, I thought Kings Alfred’s Tower was in Wiltshire.  I was so wrong, its just inside Somerset.  To celebrate its new found status I decided to re-visit the tower today. Earlier I had watched the...

Hawthorn Colours - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 823_4586

Great Breach Wood

Today I visited the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Great Breach Wood on the Polden Hills in the middle of Somerset.  I wanted to check on the progress of autumn.  How were those colours? Hawthorn Colour...

Hawthorn Berries - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_0691

Lynchcombe Steps

Berries, mists and sunsets.  Autumn can be a special time at the Lynchcombe nature reserve. This Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve sits on the sunny south facing slopes of the Mendip Hills.  In autumn berries...

Lynchcombe Steps

My son is home from university and so we did a final walk together around Lynchcombe.  We did not expect to see many butterflies but it turned into a red admiral festival. Red Admirals...

Wells Cathedral Rainbow - Somerset, UK. ID 800_0054

Chasing Rainbows

The weather was perfect for rainbow chasing. Sunshine and Showers To  create a rainbow you need the sun behind you and rain in front.   So sunshine and showers are perfect – aka British weather...

Glastonbury Tor in Autumn Mist - Somerset, ID. 823_3249

Glastonbury Tor

I got up early to watch the sun rise behind Glastonbury Tor.  But after climbing to the top of Wearyall Hill there was no sign of the Tor.  It seemed that I should have just stayed in...

Autumn Bracken - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 823_2615

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe looked beautiful in the blue skies of late summer. Small Coppers The small coppers were still around having moved from the open grassland down into the combe. The brown argus  have followed their every...

Straw Bales - Windmill Hill, Nr Somerton, Somerset, UK. ID 823_1833

End of Summer?

I have a rule – always go out with a plan, a clear idea of what to photograph.  Today I broke that rule and found myself visiting my favourite haunts gathering the wide landscapes and...