Category: Winter

Ice at Priddy Mineries


The path through Priddy Mineries was covered in frozen puddles.  Helped by trapped air; the flow of water and some hoar frost the ice formed into a series of glass like patterns.

Hoar Frost at Priddy Mineries

Hoar Frost

With the weather forecast promising a cold morning and clear blue skies I booked a day off work in the hope of getting a taste of winter which so far had eluded us this year.  To increase...

Farm Lane

Winter Walk

Christmas holidays is a time for a winter walk on a crisp frosty sunny day.  Cold but beautiful.  Somerset at its best with a stroll around the base of Glastonbury Tor. I was given...

Tornado Storm - Starling Style

Starling Trail

Against a dark grey sky the Starlings dropped into the reedbed at Shapwick Heath in the Avalon Marshes. [youtube–NS8&w=600&h=337&rel=0]

A Narwhal - Starling Style

Starling Trail

Against a dark grey sky the Starlings put on an excellent display Shapwick Heath in the Avalon Marshes. On a mild evening the birds did not seem to be in a hurry to settle...

A flock flies past a wonderful sky

Starling Trail

The New Year has started with a fantastic Starling display in front of a wonderful sunset at Shapwick Heath.  The birds roosted only a few hundred years from the reserve entrance.  The main path...

Tor Sunset - Glastonbury, Somerset UK. ID JB5_0063

2012 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in...

Sunset on Uphill Beach - North Somerset, UK. ID IMAG0134

Brean Down Sunset

A family walk last week taught me that I should always carry my camera. But my DSLR is a bit too heavy to carry all day! So when this superb sunset occurred on a...