A carpet of blue

by Helen Hooker May. 01, 2017 1916 views

There are some things I never tire of photographing, even though they come around every year.  One of these is the sight of woodland with a carpet of bluebells.  Last weekend Kevin was told of a good spot near Littlebury so we went there this morning to see it for ourselves.  We found a wonderful beech woodland, bathed in dappled sunlight and carpeted in blue.  We weren't able to walk through the woods as it's part of the Audley End estate and private property but there were enough good viewpoints from the edge to capture this beautiful sight.  I was even able to take a close up of one plant that had grown outside the fence.    

1 May 2017

The texture of this tree trunk caught my eye so I chose to focus on it, throwing the bluebells out of focus

Kevin spotted this tree, which we think had been struck by lightning, splitting the trunk in two. I love the rough textures of the bark.

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Pam Brighton 2 years, 7 months ago

The pictures are so lovely, they bring back memories. Light years ago I saw them in all their splendour in Windsor Great park. I've never forgotten them.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Pam Brighton 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Pam - I'm delighted they bring back good memories 😊

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Amy Daniels 2 years, 7 months ago

All beautiful

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Stephanie 2 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set of photos and definitely a set to see in colour! Seen plenty English bluebells up here in Lake district but none so thick and colourful as these.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Stephanie 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Stephanie - I hope you're having a great time!

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Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set...

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Kay Hooker 2 years, 7 months ago

Great to see that they are the native English bluebells and not the Spanish variety.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 7 months ago

Lovely images of Spring. I'll wager the smell was intoxicating......

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Love the post. #1 to my favs.

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