Monday, April 28, 2014

A Walk Through Bluebells

There's something special about a carpet of bluebells.


Fran and I had nipped over to Arger Fen (part of Suffolk Wildlife Trust) and even on a dull day they were beautiful.


The contrast with the new green growth on the trees was soul lifting.


Some were in areas with other wild flowers, Greater Stitchwort and Yellow Archangel here.


We also saw an Early Purple orchid and heard a chiffchaff, cuckoo and a blackcap.  (The blackcap  warning call was identified thanks to the amazingness of twitter).


Close up bluebells always amaze me with their delicacy.


I've now discovered that I can walk from our country park to another Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve, Cornard Mere - it has Water Rail, I am rather excited. I'll let you know how I get on.

10 comments:

Janneke said...

Your bluebells are like a fairytale, I love visiting English bluebell woods.
Yesterday I heard the cuckoo first time of this year.

rusty duck said...

Love that last photo. Aren't they beautiful.

chloris said...

I was walking in Arger Fen a couple of days ago. It is so beautiful. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful bluebell woods in Suffolk.

elaine said...

You are so lucky to have a bluebell wood practically on your doorstep. That last photo is magical the way the petals curl up at the bottom is like a fairy hat.

Maureen Heywood said...

Thank you so much for sharing your bluebell photographs, they take me back to those carefree childhood days!

Jo said...

I did the exact same thing yesterday evening, went for a stroll in the woods looking for bluebells. I love to see them en masse like this, it shows their true beauty.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So, so beautiful ... I need to get me to a bluebell wood :)

driftwood said...

oh just gorgeous!

Toffeeapple said...

A bluebell wood is like a little piece of heaven for me.

CATHY DANIEL said...

The bluebells have been particularly lovely this year I think. I shall now look up Arger Fen and see if I can fit in a visit before it's too late! xCathy