A few years ago I often visited to this ash tree up on the hill above the village of Yarley in Somerset. Today, with a favourable weather forecast, I made a nostalgic trip to say hello to this old friend.
It turned out to be a beautiful morning.
With ash dieback spreading everywhere in England at the moment this lovely tree may not be around for long.
Unexpectedly, I got distracted by the distant views of Wells Cathedral across the Axe Valley.
I changed position to get a better view of the Cathedral when I stumbled across a patch of cowslips spreading down the hill.
I swapped lenses and tried to capture the cowslips against the soft morning sunlight. Totally ignoring the golden sun rising over the Mendip Hills.
Back home, and still feeling creative, I played with the pictures back home on my computer.
Same picture but now set in winter!