Tagged: Hawthorn

Deerleap Sunset

Up the hill from the deer leap standing stones is a car park and picnic site.  Famous as a location used in the Hot Fuzz film and with panoramic views across Somerset this one...

Spring Revisited

Spring time and we are still in lockdown.  So I wanted to revisit some of my spring pictures from around Somerset – starting with roe deer. This is the sort of view most of...

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...

Lynchcombe Sycamores - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3358H

Mendip Sunset

Perfect Sunset I looked out my window, saw the clear blue sky, and immediately thought there could be good sunsets this evening.  I quickly packed my camera and tripod and dashed up the Mendip...

Bluebells - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1229

Lynchcombe Steps

Back in May I visited Lynchcombe to check on the nature reserve for which I am a volunteer warden for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.  It is September now and it has been another fascinating...

Spring Grassland - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_9058P

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe Nature Reserve Middle of May is probably my favourite time of year.  The spring flowers are out and summer is just over the horizon.  At Lynchcombe, following Blackthorn, the Hawthorn trees are out...

Mendips in snow - Above Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1399

Wells Winter

We were all beginning to think that we would not get a real winter this year.  It has been so warm – and cloudy.  But today it finally snowed and the landscape around the...

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1727

Lollover Hill

In the distance you can just make out Glastonbury Tor, the top of Lollover Hill has commanding views across Somerset. The other day I walked along the ridge of Collard Hill.  Looking south I...

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Steps

Over the years I have seen lots of dragonflies on Lynchcombe. This week was prime dragonfly season on this Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve. Sheep But as you climb over the stile into the reserve...

Mendip Pond - Nr Middledown, Somerset, UK. ID 825_7391

Middledown

Middledown The Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Middledown high in the Mendip Hills has become a recent favourite of mine.  So I returned to see how the reserve was recovering from the recent...