Friday, 23 January 2015

The coming storm / Rain from the Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a famous landmark on the Somerset Levels in the south-west of England.  The stepped Tor (hill) is capped with the single tower of St Michael's Tower.

The Tor was part of the backdrop of my childhood - and is also the centre of much myth relating to King Arthur, various forms of 'Earth Magic' and even has links back to very early Christianity.

Some people climb it to gain insight. Some people climb it to put them in touch with nature, and spend the whole time seeing fantasy.

I climbed it for the view.

Physics was rolling a back of cloud over there levels towards us and by the time we were back at the bottom of the hill it was raining.

The truth may seem prosaic, but it is often beautiful.




You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday.  SM

26 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that's some beautiful photography, and a "mind-bending" view!!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Nearly got there last week. But weather said no!! Try again later in the year.

Marcia said...

Simply lovely. I was reminded of the fields we saw in the Cotswolds, delineated by shrubs and thickets for centuries.

Marcia said...

Why is Blogger saying that I posted my comment on the 23rd? It's Thursday the 22nd right now! Hmm?

FOREST SNAPPER said...

IT'S a great part of the uk.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

imagine the scene 500 years ago, with trees flowing into the horizon.

Mary Hone said...

Wow, that is beautiful. What a great view.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful scenery, beautiful picture.
Best regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

It does have a beautiful hill, well worth the climb! Great shots. Have a happy weekend!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous part of the UK! Lovely shots.

Sylvia K said...

What incredibly beautiful captures, Stewart!! And, yes, definitely worth the climb! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Like you, I'd climb it for the view. Worth every step it appears.

TexWisGirl said...

it's lovely.

Margaret Adamson said...

Two great shots of the beautiful countryside.

Revrunner said...

Nice "backdrop"!

bas said...

Wat een geweldig mooi vergezicht.

Marie said...

Such a wonderful view! Well, I envy you being from that area! I read a lot about King Arthur and his prehistoric connections (there are some!) after I got interested in archaeoastronomy! Oh how I'd love to see all this for myself!!!!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I like that you climbed it for the view. :)
Quite a backdrop for a childhood!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous landscapes!

Felicia said...

those are gorgeous views Stewar. Love the patchwork green.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful panoramic shots! What a view!

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful view, it looks like a very peaceful place to be if not for threatening storms :)

maryaustria said...

What a view! A gorgeous scenery!

Adam Tilt said...

Only ever seen the Tor from afar but these views may mean I have to get a little closer next time.

Bethany Carson said...

Love the view!

Liz said...

Such beautiful lanscape! I bet it's divine with blue skies.