Tagged: Leaves

Christmas Robin - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4318

Merry Christmas

Another great year in Somerset.  Not much snow but a host of beautiful colours, mists and sunsets marking the seasons. January The year started with the starlings roosting in the far western end of...

Sunset at Waltons Heath - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4515

Waltons Heath

The Waltons Heath on the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve in Somerset is not just about starlings. It is also a beautiful landscape. Brambles There is a saying that when an outdoor photographer has...

Riders in the Cold on the Mendip Hills

Winter Wonderland

This week the temperatures dropped down to -6 °Cel.  Today the freezing fog created a beautiful layer of frost across the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.

Golden Leaves - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_2084

Loxtons Marsh

As we are entering winter I could not fail to notice that autumn was still going strong at Loxtons Marsh on the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve in Somerset.  Even butterflies were flying around! The...

The Garden Lake - Stourhead, Wiltshire. UK. ID 808_1648

Autumn Stroll

Recently I have featured King Alfred’s Tower in the background of many of my pictures such as this dawn from Creech Hill. So I thought it was about time to go and meet this...

Nosey Cow - St James Church, Milton Clevedon, Somerset,, UK. ID 804_7887

Looking for Hidden Churches

Not all churches stand at the top of a hill, or next to a village green, for all to see.  Many nestle down between trees, in combes or even farmyards.  On my cycle ride today I was...

Autumn Colour - Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0614

Corners of Colour

This autumn is looks like being one of the best years for colour.  But these colours are fleeting and work commitments mean it is easy to miss.  So I’m taking every opportunity regardless of the weather....

Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1259

Beacon Hill

This small Woodland Trust site at the top of Beacon Hill near Shepton Mallet in Somerset is a glorious autumn jewel.  The beech woodland is gradually turning gold so I made a short detour on my way...

The Discovery Trail - Great Breach Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1206

Discovery Trail

Today I found autumn on the Discovery Trail at Great Breach Wood in Somerset. The trail covers parts of this Somerset Wildlife Trust. It is well marked with posts providing details of nature and...

Snowdrop Lawn

Snowdrop Lawn

I’m worried this is not going to be a good year for Snowdrops. The warm wet weather has caused them to brown and look washed out. This appears to be a particular problem down...