Tagged: Mendip

Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID IG_6653

Lynchcombe Update

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...

Church of St Matthew in Snow - Wookey, Somerset, UK. ID 825_3501

Snowy Snowdrops Drop

The other day I rushed across to Wookey to catch the sunset behind the church.  I missed the deepest reds running around the footpaths deciding where to stand my tripod.  However, it was a...

Bishops Palace - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 825_2243

Wells Snowdrops

As we head towards the end of the snowdrop season I headed north to Wells hoping I could find some fresh flowers. Bishops Palace This weekend the Bishop’s Palace  held a snowdrop celebration.  So...

Church of St Mary the Virgin - Croscombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4655

Croscombe

Croscombe Croscombe village lies between Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.  Until recently it had a garage that serviced my motorcycle.  The George Inn has been a destination for many of our Sunday walks. The...

Velvet Bottom - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4119

Velvet Bottom

Velvet Bottom In Roman times Velvet Bottom was mined for lead. The remains of settling beds can still be seen along with heaps of black slag created during smelting.  For a long time this...

Wild Garlic - Milton Wood, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_8649

Another Round of Wild Garlic

Even from the outside you can see that something special is happening in Round Wood between Wells and Wookey Hole in Somerset. For many years I walked this wood each lunch time for a break...

Evening Stars

After a wonderful evening a couple of days ago, I tried to get away from work in time to re-visit Park Wood in Somerset to photograph the Wood Anemones.  I was late getting out and when...

Wood Anemones - Park Wood, Wells, Somerset, UK.

Early Stars

The early stars of spring are the flowers of Wood Anemones in the woods of Somerset.  The flowers form carpets of stars across the woodland floor. Wood Anemones Wood Anemones (Anemone nemorosa) shy away...

Sky on Fire - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 810_1296

Sunrise Drive

We are all drawn to a beautiful sunrise when the sky is flooded in a stunning reds, oranges or pinks and purples. Driving through Shepton Mallet on the way to work the sky started to...

Frost at Lynchcombe - Somerset, UK. ID 809_5631

Lynchcombe Steps

I’m a volunteer warden for the Lynchcombe nature reserve owned by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. This year we have had a very mild winter in Somerset. Lynchcombe is a wonderful location so I headed up...