Sorry I've been a bit remiss with my ' Thursday Bits'. Between visits from the farrier, necessary shopping trips, gardening to take advantage of the fact that spring really seems to have arrived in the UK at last, oh - er- and yes, trying to work on my WIP as well as a short story for an anthology our local writers' group is putting out, I haven't had much time to concentrate on my blog apart from highlighting my lovely guest authors.
Anyway, the other day hubby, Bouncer-Dog and I visited the nearby woods to see this year's crop of bluebells and as a tribute to spring, I thought I'd share some pictures with you.
|Bluebells nestling among the nettles|
|Can you see to the right of the picture, rare 'white bluebells'!|
|Some of the trees are very old, and form strange, twisted patterns, twining round themselves.|
|The woods are carpeted with last year's fallen leaves, and in between the trees, |
grass, ferns and other vegetation grow, pushing their way through the leaves
|The bluebells grow in drifts, looking almost like pools of bright blue water in the distance|
|At the edge of the woods, we could see in the distance the Bridgewater Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater, in recognition of his pioneering canal development.|
|And this is the monument itself, with people walking and picnicking under the trees.|
|Men were hard at work in one corner, carving out what will be a natural childrens' play area|
I hope you've enjoyed your walk around the bluebell woods with me. Next week I'll be rambling along one of the reservoir walks in the area.
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