Bluebells 2021

I first wrote a blog about bluebells in 2019 and then again in 2020 so to complete a hat-trick here are a few photographs of the display this year. These were all taken in the woods very close to home so a walk along the path through the dale becomes is a real joy and pleasure when this magic carpet of native bluebells appears.

“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”

Friday flowers – more Spring blooms

Our walk this morning took us by this most colourful display in a garden at Melbourne (South Derbyshire, not Australia!)

Closer to home and back on the school run the bank on the lane to school (see the previous post). This week it’s the turn of the bluebells to shine.

Friday Flowers – Primroses

Collecting our granddaughter from school yesterday was meant to be just that and not a photographic expedition. However, when we arrived at this grassy bank, now bursting into life with spring flowers, I couldn’t resist reaching into my pocket for my mobile phone and taking this photograph of primroses.

I almost forgot to mention the forget-me-nots which were making a more subtle appearance but I did remember the quote ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’. How true is that?

Easter Sunday Daffodils

As well as being Easter Sunday, today is Sue’s birthday so we have enjoyed a fairly lazy day with lots of good, home-cooked food. By 6pm lethargy had set in but we just managed to force ourselves to take a short drive to Stapenhill and walk the riverside path.

We were rewarded by the welcome sight of these drifts of daffodils in the evening sunlight – a perfect reminder of the hope of new beginnings that Easter brings.

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Photographer, Ansel Adams.

Happy Easter