Stockhill Wood is a very popular walking destination, where tracks provide easy routes. It can be found high in the Mendip Hills of Somerset, not far from the village of Priddy.
Much of the wood is a dark conifer plantation, but the central area where the trees have been thinned and allowed to grow old you can find all sorts of flowers and wildlife.
I wanted to photograph the white wood sorrel flowers. Their clover like leaves cover hidden corners of the woodland floor away from too many walkers and cyclists.
A carpet of wood sorrel in the small clearing in the middle of the woods.
The flowers are only a few centimetres tall and grow in clumps across the woods.
They like the base of trees…
… and old tree stumps.
They are a beautiful little flower. But in the slightest breeze they bounce around making them very difficult to photograph.
So you wait, and wait, for the wind to drop and the sun to come out.
I made several visits to the wood over a few weeks to photograph the wood sorrel. I had the chance to play with my new tripod that allows the camera to get down low to the ground.