14 May 2013

English Bluebell Beauties

Growing in ancient forests,
the bluebells are at their peak right now

A breathtaking blue mist
carpeting the forest floor...




The English bluebell is a protected species
found happily growing in ancient woodlands
and particularly fond of blooming under beech trees

And it is well known fact they attract little fairies :)




English bluebells have a graceful curve to their stalks 
due to the weight of their flowers lying on the same side of the stalk

Spanish bluebells are more upright, mainly in gardens, and tend to be more invasive




This year was the first time I'd seen these girls under a cloudless sky,
and, my, how they emitted the most heavenly sweet scent 
released by the warmth of sunlight




With half the bluebell population residing in Britain,
you may not need to travel far to drink in all this deliciousness

Glug, glug :)

- all photos by me -

24 comments:

Denise said...

These are beautiful photographs, Laura! I've seen many images of English Bluebells carpeting the forest floor, but I've never seen them up close in person. How I would love to do that!

I'm glad you're enjoying spring time in the beautiful English countryside. :) Thanks for sharing the photos and have a great week!

Denise at Forest Manor

Claire said...

I haven't seen any bluebells this year yet. :(

Jan said...

There's a couple of woods near us that are full of flowers. I find it diffucult to get good pictures that really capture the colours. Yours are lovely. Jx

Plain Jane said...

Oh I've just said to Mr K. we must go to our nearest woods this weekend to see the bluebells - there is something so mesmerising about being surrounded by a carpet of blue! Jane x

Jeanie said...

It's like a beautiful blue carpet! Oh, I love it!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Stunning!

Beth said...

They are glorious aren't they and a real sign of Springtime. Thank you for posting these photos.
x

Pandora`s Box said...

It's like a scene right out of one of Enid Blyton's books. Lovely!

Iota said...

They are gorgeous, aren't they? I didn't know that Britain holds 50% of the world's stock. That's quite a responsibility.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Wonderful bluebell woods! :) x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Fabulous photographs of one of my favourite flowers. We always go on first snowdrop walks and then bluebell walks. It's amazing how these little beauties can lift your mood. So essentially English.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

One of the delights of May are Bluebell woods. We were going to visit a wood today but it's chucking it down with rain, so hopefully they'll still be ok for a visit next week. x

greenthumb said...

Oh they are just so very pretty.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

We have a bluebell wood near us and it's just heaven to walk around. Trying to hold on to what IS lovely about living in England with this awful weather!!! Bluebell's are definitely a case in point!

Sarahx

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. One of my favourite walks would be through a bluebell wood in my home county.

grace said...

I love bluebell woods, your photos are beautiful. No rain either which is amazing at the moment!

Ana Isabel Navarro said...

There are some beautiful pictures! Your comment about the fairies has surprised to my son!
Regards!

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

This is so pretty, can indeed imagine Fairies amongst these. It's been so rainy here in our part of England that the woods are quite muddy though, must get out before the bluebells are gone. x

Alison said...

And don't they smell divine! Nothing prettier.

Ali

Jane the Booklady said...

They are my favourite flowers, I grew up next to bluebell wood. Jane xx

Sissym said...

Laura, beautiful photos.
They are gorgeous!

Kisses

Privet and Holly said...

Lucky!!!

I would love to see
that sight for myself,
someday!

Spring has finally
sprung in MN, and
it is SO nice to see
(any) flowers, again!

Hope you and yours
are doing well : )

xo Suzanne

Noelle the dreamer said...

Great photos Laura as always! I carefully packed a few clumps of bluebells and transfer them from our mountain cabin to the island house and for the first time this year, have my own!
Thanks for sharing!
All the best,

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing. These are just beautiful!