As with most of the spring flowers this year, the bluebells have put on a wonderful show, if rather shortlived. Here are a selection of images of the bluebells around Broomy Inclosure and Great Linford Inclosure. Sadly, a leak in my petrol tank rendered me practically immobile and my visit to Broomy was on an evening early on in the show and I was not able to return. I’ll just have to hope that they’re as good next year.
Early in the season, but already the bluebells are putting on a show.
Difficult to photograph and with poor light, but this little wood within the grounds of Broomy lodge are carpeted with the blue stuff.
Even in the poor light, the blubells shine.
Harry, trying not to tread the bluebells down.
A lovely delicate bluebell.
Between the fresh beech leaves, the bluebells are pushing their way through last years bracken.
In amongst the blubells, the ferns are unfurling.
Bluebells in the sunshine, trouble is, it washes the colour out!
Bands of light and shade, blue and green.
A shady moment and the carpet shows itself.
It’s as if the trees are bathing their toes in them.
In amongst the blue carpets, everything is green and gold.
More bluebell carpet.
Emerging larch leaves.
More unfurling fern leaves, these are more delicate.
Fiddling with depth of field.
Over and over and over again.
Oh, and the hawthorn is in bloom too!!!