One of the most rewarding sights in spring is discovering that cobalt blue haze in the woodland. We are very lucky in the British Isles as we have around 40% of the world’s bluebells, so what we take for granted is actually quite unique.


All photos taken in Godolphin estate, nr Leedstown, Cornwall.


27 thoughts on “Bluebells in the Woods

      1. I’m off today and so far there’s been wind, rain, hail and glorious sunshine and I’ve got the heat on! I posted on my favourite bluebell spot two years ago, it’s an ancient hill fort called Blackbury Camp in east Devon.


        1. No rain here since early morning, but still very windy! I hope the sun shines for us this weekend (not that weekends matter much to me now I don’t work) so I can get some work done outside!


    1. I went the close-up route because I wasn’t happy with the carpet shots, even though I got really close to the ground. My knees hurt so much afterwards that I think I am going to have to start shooting landscapes!

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      1. I was reading about that just last week, and meant to include mention in my post of the fact that the bluebells I saw are the native ones rather than the invaders. We have bluebells in our garden, but of course they are the Spanish ones, so I am thinking I should dig them up!


    1. I think we Brits always look forward to seeing the bluebells – a sign that summer is on its way. Though you wouldn’t think so this year with frost and snow in a lot of the country (not here I am glad to say).

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  1. There are not so many bluebells around here, but the sight of a great spread of them on a forest floor is heartwarming indeed. Close to London, Epping Forest was a great place to see them, and when I was young, we would be taken on an afternoon drive there, to enjoy the sight. We used to pick big bunches of them too. I am told that it is no longer permitted to do that, as they are rare.
    Regards as always, Pete. x


    1. As long as you don’t dig them up I can’t see the harm in picking them. It is the Spanish invaders that are the biggest problem and they are the ones you usually see in gardens.


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