The Floods from Glastonbury Tor
I’m a bit jealous of all those people posting beautiful drone images on social media. I would love to get a drone, but I find their noise really annoying. This is probably because they are not mine.
The other day I went to the top of the Mendip Hills to see the flooding across the Somerset Levels. But it was a bit too far away. So today, I climbed Glastonbury Tor to get a closer view.
Usually, the top of the Tor is a good place to chat to interesting people. Today, however, I had the place to myself and a few birds.
My last few trips to the top of the Tor have not been rewarded with a sunrise. Today, that changed when the beautiful golden ball turning up on time.
Before all this happened the moon and Venus looked awesome high in the night sky.
Brent Knoll sits under the pink Belt of Venus. To be honest I do not fully understand the physics of the pink colour. I do know it had nothing to do with Venus being the sky?
Over at Godney Moor the fields were under water. Running through the centre is the Division Rhyne – a ditch that connects the Hartlake River with the River Brue. How do you know if the word River should come before or after its name?
North of the village of Meare the fields are still covered in water.
Nearby, South Moor was starting to dry up.
While looking at the floods, I realised the local birds were looking straight at me. This crow spooked me out for a few seconds. But Meghan turned out to be happy-go-lucky kind of a crow who liked a bit of fun.
The little wagtail did not know the meaning of keeping still. In a fleeting moment it stopped running and finally let me take their picture.
Half way down the hill this meadow pipet was soaking up the warm morning sun.