Tagged: Tree

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4477

Starling Trail

Starlings leave Stileway Farm near Meare to fly the short distance to the roost site.  The birds often gather in fields near the roost site before flying into Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath in...

Supermoon from Wearyall HIll - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4913

Somerset Supermoon

Supermoon After a disappointing visit hoping to see the starling murmurations from the hamlet of Stileway I remembered this was supermoon night.  At first the moon was hidden behind clouds.  This gave me enough time to...

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...

Winter Trees - Stockhill Wood, Somerset, UK. ID 824_2196

Stockhill Woods

It was the first snow of the year but despite being the weekend I had too much work to do.  By lunch time I had done enough so I headed up the Mendips for a mid-afternoon’s...

Top of the Hill - Cooks Fields, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1614

Lynchcombe Update

At the moment my day job, designing software and web sites, has been keeping me very busy.  At such times it is hard to get out and take pictures.  But after a long day at work...

Priddy Tree - Priddy Mineries, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5811

Priddy Tree

Recently I have been going up to the top of Glastonbury Tor to celebrate the sunrise. Today, the forecast for the Mendip Hills was strangely much better than that for the Somerset Levels so...

Red Storm Sun - Ophelias Sky, Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 823_5697

Ophelia’s Sky

A red sun above the fields of Somerset heralded the arrival of storm Ophelia to the British Isles. From inside my office it looked as if the windows had been covered in reflective gold film....

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....

An average day in Somerset

Another Day

Another day and another long cycle drive across Somerset to my workplace near the border with Dorset.  I decided the night before to take my camera to capture the highlights of the journey as I went....

Shapwick Moor

Shapwick Moor

Today I cycled down to the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Shapwick Moor nature reserve. I normally visit here during the winter when it is used by thousands of Starlings and lots of Lapwings. But its...