Withial Combe is near Pilton, of Glastonbury Festival fame, in Somerset. Its a steep woodland gorge, with a small stream and waterfalls. It opens out into a series of small meadows. Last year I photographed the flowers in the meadow but I was a bit late for the bluebells and wild garlic in the woods. This year I hoped to correct this.
I really wanted a bit of cloud to create some soft light. Strong light creates to much contrast and bleaches out the white garlic flowers. It was of cause a very sunny day!
The path into the combe is edged with Wild Garlic, Ramsons (Allium ursine).
Bluebells in the dappled shade of the trees.
A small-white butterfly(Piers radar) visits the bluebells in the sun.
Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) is doing very well this year. It looks like its going to be poor year for Wild Garlic.