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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Bluebells

Today I went to to Sussex as Mum needed to go for her annual eye test - she passed with flying colours!

Off along the sea front where the sun was shining and sparkling off a blue sea; a cool breeze kept the temperature down but out of the wind in the shelter of the cafe, we sat outside and had lunch, watching and listening to the waves break on the shingle at high tide.

Inland we headed after lunch, and the further north (albeit only about 7 miles) the darker the clouds; the sun now intermittent but where it shone on the fields of rape the yellow was dazzling.

A slight detour through Wiston along a single track road took us through woods upon woods with bluebells carpeting the floor. By now the sky was black.

Undeterred I parked the car by a field gate and took some pictures - the sun remained shy!

Amazing sight. Off back to Mum's driving through rain - and then hail!! Hard to imagine that a couple of hours earlier we'd been lunching outside in sunshine and blue skies!




17 comments:

swatson said...

great photos of a lovely "sea of bluebells!
Sheila

Midmarsh John said...

What a fabulous Bluebell Wood.

Cheryl said...

Is there anything more English than a bluebell wood....delightful photographs.....
The weather is all over the place at the moment, isn't it??

mick said...

The bluebells are beautiful. I've read about them - and would love to see them! The last photo with the moss growing up the tree trunk is especially beautiful.

Tricia said...

Sheila, - a very apt description.

John - it went on for about a mile on either side of the road. Don't think I've seen such extensive bluebell woods before.

Cheryl - I couldn't agree more; and yes, rather typical April weather!

Mick - Thank you. One day perhaps you can come over to the UK and see them!

Chris said...

Hi Tricia,
It is probably fabulous to be able to see a flower-sea ;-) and a blue one!! Beautiful shots of it and it show how they can expand!!

Liz said...

Bluebells are so amazing, nothing more magical than seeing them all in bloom like this!

holdingmoments said...

Aint English weather amazing! lol
So are those Bluebells. Beautiful.

Richard said...

They say God gets mad if you stop and admire blue and purple flowers.

He sure isn't disappointed with you.

Tricia said...

Chris and Liz - it was wonderful to see them.

Keith - We never could get bored with our weather or Bluebells!

Richard - I've not heard that before.

Re said...

Bluebell woods are just magical and you've captured this wonderfully especially in the last photograph

neil said...

marvellous photos :)

ShySongbird said...

Nothing quite like a British Bluebell wood always such a pleasure to look forward to, and lovely photos Tricia. I heard on the television today that the Bluebell could be one of the first flowers to become a victim of global warming, I do hope that doesn't happen.

SPD said...

Mum these are fabulous! bluebell woods or a field of sunflowers are def the best sites to make you feel alive!

How fab
Lv
SPD

Tricia said...

Re: thanks fo
r your visit and your kind comments. Hope to see you here again!

Neil: thank you :D

Jan: I do hope the true English Bluebell never goes away - for any reason. But my garden is overrun with the Spanish invaders!! Now.... they could go so I can then plant some natives.

SPD - thanks as always - couldn't agree more!

Matt Latham said...

A beautiful blue carpet Tricia.

Tricia said...

Matt - thanks; it was a great carpet :D

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