Category: Somerset

Roe deer in Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_0464

Get ready for May

Spring reaches its peak in May.  This month, flowers of all colours spread across the woodland, grasslands and countryside.  Insects emerge from mayflies, dragonflies and butterflies.  Friendly rabbits nibble at the grass.  Lambs dash...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7812

Get ready for April

Despite the endless rain of this March and the flooding across the Somerset Levels.  We have been promised that spring is on its way. Spring is may peoples favourite season as flowers and butterflies...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7789

The Lesser Celandine

There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine, That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain; And, the first moment that the sun may shine, Bright as the sun himself, ’tis out again! –...

Primroses - Church of St Andrew, West Bradley, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6048

Churchyard Primroses

Churchyards are gradually embracing their wilder side.  I’m not sure that I have a wider side.  But I love visiting the churches around my patch of Somerset.  Churchyards can be full of life, and...

Escaping the flood - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID JB_245

Finding Higher Ground

Winter bought lots of floods to this corner of Somerset.  The snow today brought some excitement, but this will melt back to water very quickly.  These days it is best to avoid narrow lanes...

Daffodils in the Snow - Chilcompton, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0633

First snow of winter

… arrives in Spring. The first snow of winter finally arrived on the second day of spring! The snow only just reached the edge of true Somerset.  I had to travel north out of...

Snowdrops - Church of St Michael, Blackford, South Somerset, UK. ID JB_6725

Somerset Snowdrops

  This is one of my favourite times of the year, because it is the time when the snowdrops signal the beginning of the end of winter.  Somerset has a wealth of places to...

Rainbow - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 800_0058

Somerset Rainbows

Recently we have had day after day of dull wet weather.  We have also had starlings that cannot make their minds up on where to roost.  So I was inspired by the recent rainbow...

Bluebells at Park Wood - Nr Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8061H

Spring Stroll

Over recent weeks the weather has been wet and surprisingly cold.  So when the forecast improved for a day the only thing to do was to attempt to visit all my favourite neighbourhood woods....

Easter Letter Box - Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_3617

Happy Easter

I had to stop on my cycle ride to have a look at this wonderful post box in Yarley. Beautiful. Its Easter so here are some lambs… … and some daffodils. And the sun...