Thursday Special: Trencrom Hill

Paula’s challenge this week is a little different. She has provided a list of words from which to pick one to illustrate. Having already used decrepit I am moving on to ‘prolific‘ another adjective meaning something which is present in large numbers / quantities.

Showing friends and family around our area last week, we had to take them up Trencrom Hill as it is practically in our backyard. The lanes are a frothy mass of the delicate cow parsley and more rugged looking common hogweed.

cow parsley

And although I was up thereΒ only a week or so ago I was astonished to see so many bluebells flourishing.

bluebells (1)

I always thought bluebells were mostly found in woodlands and that they preferred shady locations. Not so this lot. Out in the full sun and enjoying every minute of it!

bluebells (2)

And with an abundance of foxgloves in bud you can be sure that I shall be back again with my camera. I do so hope you don’t get bored with this hill.



40 Comments Add yours

  1. You’ve got an ongoing botanical and visual feast on your doorstep, enhanced by rocky outcrops. I like the way you riff on “prolific” with synonyms and with images.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can’t get a thing done Meg! Every day when I look outside I see something new in flower. I spend an hour walking around my not very big garden and always end up with a handful of weeds and then I have to go inside and get the camera to capture whatever has decided to bloom today. I suspect I have a few more weeds that don’t appear to be doing anything exciting.

      1. Sounds as if you’ve reached Jude-heaven!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’m beginning to think so.

  2. Allotmental says:

    Looks great there. Untouched by humans πŸ˜‰

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, untouched since the Iron Age πŸ™‚

  3. beetleypete says:

    Hard to get bored with such a picturesque location, Jude. I don’t recall seeing bluebells so far from woodland either.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      There is a smallish woodland at the bottom of the hill so I suppose they must have spread from there, but they are obviously happy on the hill πŸ™‚

  4. I am so excited as it is just 4 weeks now til we have our annual holiday in Cornwall. Your blog is keeping my excitement levels HIGH. Thank you

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope the weather improves, a bit cloudy this week so far, but still dry πŸ™‚

  5. It would be impossible to be bored, with all these beautiful photographs to enjoy. Keep ’em coming please Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll pop up later in the week and see what the foxgloves are doing, they are in flower now in the lane.

      1. Looking forward to seeing those photos.

  6. Paula says:

    Give it a week or two more and you would have done the whole list :). Thank you, Jude. I also thought they are more of a shady kind. The captures are lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Paula, glad you enjoyed the post. If I wasn’t so busy bumbling about the countryside I might have managed all of the words, but I picked my favourites. Good challenge πŸ™‚

  7. restlessjo says:

    Bluebell girls after my own heart! πŸ™‚ Doing British strawberries with the last of my lemon meringue icecream today. Getting in Wimbledon mode. πŸ™‚ Monty was admiring cow parsley on Friday so you’re in good company.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love the cow parsley, it has such delicate leaves too, but all I seem to have is the common hogweed which is a bit of a brute. Monty does have a lovely garden – room enough in his for plenty of the frothy stuff πŸ™‚

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    No chance I’ll get bored with Trencom, I hope you post throuoght the seasons. There’s a place on Dartmoor where there are bluebells out in the open, it’s a fabulous sight to see!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wonder how they got there? Birds?

  9. What a beautiful place Jude! Looking forward to more vicarious visits there. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      You won’t be able to keep me away Sylvia πŸ™‚

  10. Sue Slaght says:

    They are the show girls! No hiding in the shade for these beauties. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      True. They were rather flaunting themselves up there πŸ™‚

  11. pommepal says:

    Your own little nature sanctuary right on your doorstep. I’ll look forward to walking around it with you during the different seasons.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There might not be a lot to see in the fog!

      1. pommepal says:

        Even in summer?

    2. Heyjude says:

      We are high up and very close to the coast so clouds are low and fog comes often – even now as I write this I can’t see the hill opposite. Summer fog, winter rain I suppose. Plus the route up the hill gets muddy. But when it is a clear day I shall scoot up for you and see what’s happening up there πŸ˜€

      1. pommepal says:

        I’m sure you will find so much to show us as the seasons turn, I’ll look forward to seeing it all.

  12. I can’t imagine ever getting bored with this hill! I, too, thought that bluebells were mainly shade-loving woodland flowers, so it’s great to see them out there in the open, showing themselves off.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can only imagine they migrated from the nearby woods somehow, but they do look right at home in the open air. Need to go back up and see the foxgloves, but not today as it is foggy once more.

      1. You seem to get a lot of ‘weather’ where you are – it certainly must keep you on your toes. Hope the fog didn’t hang around for long.

        1. Heyjude says:

          It came, went, came again, went again and now it is lightly raining!

        2. The joys of coastal weather!

  13. restlessjo says:

    Everything ok with you, Jude? I haven’t heard your dulcet tones much. Hopefully just enjoying life? πŸ™‚ Have a good weekend!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Just been busy Jo – out and about, shopping, cleaning, sorting out the shed and the conservatory, buying new furniture… fall into bed dead tired! Hope to get some posts out this weekend!

      1. restlessjo says:

        That’s good bad news, if you know what I mean? Hugs! πŸ™‚

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