Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 6th May, 2017)
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
Beautiful, bonny bluebells! Nice to know I can feast my eyes on them whenever I am missing my English Spring!...Unfortunately they are not native here! you can purchase bulbs at quite a high price, but I never really tried them .
Ah ! Bluebell time, just takes me back to my childhood, we used to come home with armfuls ,and then put them in jam jars, your not allowed to pick them anymore, but as children long ago it was a favourite time of year , we were very innocent , we were not at all destructive
What a lovely scene to see Harry..you can't beat nature for its colour...thank you.
The Bluebells are fabulous this year. There are lots of them with patches of wild garlic in the small woods round Shevington.
The very epitome of spring, thanks for this Harry, brightened up a dull morning!
A lovely Spring scene in a special place, Haigh. I can see this photo as a jigsaw.
The first picture of the Bluebells so far.....I wondered when it would be. Brings back the memories of long ago in the woods!
There used to be a mass of bluebells in the woods as you went along Lees Lane, Appley Bridge, they were always a beautiful blue carpet of spring flower.
Remember the Long Wall? Lots of bluebells in there and also Porters Wood.
I once dug up some bluebell bulbs in the Autumn in Porters Wood and took them back to Canada. B.C. actually where the climate is mild. They grew well and should still be there.
Apologies to Harry.
Thanks for your comments all, there are also masses of bluebells in Borsdane Wood. H.
Yes Harry, Borsdane Wood is looking particularly beautiful just now.
Also growing in my garden -how I don't know as I haven't planted them!! They are very welcome though and lovely to put in a jam jar in the kitchen window - the scent reminds me of the woods in days gone by!
The bluebell belongs to a long lost wood, a
time we would like to return to if we could.
Simple I know, but the better we know , lost would be worse, indeed a curse, of something so so special..
What do you mean about "not native over here " ?
Vancouver Island is covered with them.
Alan (on Vancouver Island). Maybe I should have said in Ontario?
..perhaps you could e mail me some bulbs? LOL.