Everyone calls them the Bluebell Woods. It’s not the real name of the woods, but no one seems to know what they are called and it ultimately doesn’t matter anyway. They’re the Bluebell Woods.
We have a bit of a thing, courtesy of where we live – each Spring we take photos in the bluebells. It started in 2006, when we just took photos of the bluebells themselves.
It started just after we moved here, when we took photos just of the bluebells themselves (as ever, click on the photo for the larger size).
In 2007, I got into the act.
Only I wasn’t alone in that photo – there are actually three of us in the bluebells there. Two of them were about the size of marbles, but growing.
2008 saw the babies in the bluebells, in a photo which would be shown in a newspaper.
In 2009 we all went for a walk and took some time to delve into the bluebells.
By 2010, it had become a tradition.
The weather, as you can see, is variable. In some photos we’re all in shorts and in others we’re well bundled up. This year’s bluebells are not brilliant – we had a drought and now we’ve had two+ solid weeks of rain. There was a break in the rain today for the first time, and we have another forecast of several weeks of rain. The bluebells aren’t completely out yet, but we suspect by the time we dry out then they will be on their path to fading, and preparing for summer (as if that ever happens in England. Sheesh.)
I give you the bluebells of 2012, and the Lemonheads amongst them.