Exmoor Rambling – 06 February 2017

On Exmoor it’s not hard to find a peaceful place to sit with your thoughts. In fact, you’re spoilt for choice. However, All Saints’ church in Dulverton is somewhere we visit quite often for a ponder. It holds a special place in our hearts but it’s a long story and one for me to tell later on.

Yesterday was no exception and we popped in to feast our eyes on the stunning display of snowdrops in the graveyard there. Taking a pew, so to speak, on a wooden bench under the shelter of the church, we feasted our eyes on the carpet of snowdrops in front of us. The graveyard is awash with flowers at springtime, with crocus popping their heads up through every given spot of grass. But today it was the delicate snowdrop that stole the show, with just a few purple crocus beginning to make an appearance. We sat for a while, watching the woodsmoke curling out of the chimney tops above Dulverton and listened to a robin singing his heart out as we rested. Absolutely breathtaking and so very, very peaceful.

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2 thoughts on “Exmoor Rambling – 06 February 2017

  1. johnshortlandwriter says:

    How strange that you should be writing of the snowdrops and crocuses in Dulverton churchyard as only today I wondered if the crocuses would be showing yet. now I know that they just are beginning to!

  2. Exmoor Rambling says:

    There are a few purple ones showing their heads but they’ve not yet opened. Dotted in amongst the snowdrops, they do stand out though and are holding their own. A bit of warm sunshine and a couple of weeks and they’ll be away!

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