Tagged: UK

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4272H

South Horrington Chapel

Before sunrise I was standing in a very cold field above the chapel of the former Mendip Hospital just outside the tiny Somerset city of Wells. The hospital generates it own mist. The steeple...

Starlings stream across the sky - Ham Wall, Avalon Marshes, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0057

Starling Trail

Today at Ham Wall this evening’s wait for the arrival of the starlings flocks started with more showers and another wonderful rainbow. It has been an exciting week at the reserve with the fabulous...

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) - Priddy Mineries, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6631

Small Pearls of Priddy

Following your feet along this path on the Mendip Hills takes you to a magical spot for watching butterflies. I’m not quite sure why, but it has been years since I spent time photographing...

Oilseed Rape - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2528

Yellow

It is that time of year when yellow is everywhere.  The Glastonbury Canal that flows through the middle of the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve is lined with bright yellow Oilseed Rape. It is...

Three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1271

Three-spined Sticklebacks

There is a small group of fish living in Wells that are getting a lot of attention.  They are three-spined sticklebacks, which are pretty common in Somerset and the rest of the UK.  However,...

Dandelions - Bagley, Somerset, UK. ID B011968

Dandelion Meadow

Every now and again you stubble on something truly special.  This time it was a field in Bagley, near Wedmore, in Somerset. I was on the look out for dandelions this spring when a...

Dafodils - Church of St Michael, Dinder, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4815

Life in Lockdown

When I last posted we had no idea how quickly things were about to change. In a time of spring sunshine we are staying at home.  Who knows what is ahead and when or...

Altocumulus mackerel sky - Over Creech Hill, Lamyat, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8926P

Mackerel Sky

Mackerel Sky I think this sky over Somerset yesterday contained Altocumulus stratiformis clouds.  I could be completely wrong but whatever they are called they looked great.  Stretching overhead all the way to Creech Hill...

Worm Moon - Dungeon Farm, Croscombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8915

Worm Moon

Full Moons and Super Moons This month’s full moon is a supermoon.  The distance between the Moon and the Earth varies because the Moon’s orbit is not a circle.  If a full moon coincides...

Evening - Henton, Somerset, UK. ID Henton Panorama

Henton Primroses

Henton Henton is one of the line of mill stream villages that run along the southern edge of the Axe Valley in Somerset. The houses and church are spread along the B3139 squeezed in-between...