Tagged: South Somerset

Cadbury Castle - Somerset, UK. ID 810_5513

Cadbury Castle

Cadbury Castle, also known as King Arthur’s Camelot, is a hill fort in South Somerset.  Today it was surrounded by a yellow sea. Oil-Seed Rape Also known as Rapeseed, today this yellow plant is grown across the country...

Aller Hill - Near Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 810_2881

Aller Hill

After visiting Aller Wood I decided to go for a walk back around to my car at Turn Hill.  The path through the wood got wetter and wetter and as the weather closed in...

Wood Anemones - Aller Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 810_2589

Aller Wood

A day of unpromising weather ahead so I decided to check out Aller Woods which I do not know very well.  Its a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve in South Somerset near Langport.  After the fabulous carpets of flowers...

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Holton Snowdrops

Snowdrops mark the beginning of the end of winter and signal that spring is around the corner.  This year I missed a number of opportunities to photograph snowdrops in Somerset’s valleys.  So I have...

Lynchcombe in Winter - Somerset, UK. ID 808_8865

Lynchcombe Steps

A break from the starlings this morning for a walk around Lynchcombe.  I am a volunteer warden for this Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the Mendip Hills.  I wanted to stroll around checking...

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...

Red Dawn - Castle Cary, Somerset, UK. ID 805_7816

Epic Red

This morning was coloured epic red.  I was late going to work and this scarlet sky forged from the breath of a dragon was my reward. The red rays were beautiful. Unfortunately, even if I could have...

Starlings at Loxtons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_3659

Starling Trail

It is surprisingly easy to miss one million birds on Ham Wall. You need to choose a spot and wait in hope the birds will arrive.  Over the years I have had several blow outs – not...

Autumn Hay Bales - Grove Cross, Nr Castle Cary, Somerset, UK. ID 808_1908

Grove Cross

Most days I pass a particular field near Grove Cross on the way to work and never realised how interesting it was.  Then while cycling a few weeks ago I noticed that hay bales were still spread across...

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...