Monday, 20 June 2011

Bluebell Woods

The whole family went for a bluebell walk on 1 May 2011.  A bit late to see the flowers in their prime, but still a beautiful day for spotting and photographing all sorts of nature.
Ne'er cast a clout til May be out.  No problem.

There were bluebells still flowering, but not the thick carpeting of the woodlands.

We found a wild strawberry.
Also a butterfly/moth that I haven't identified as yet.  It's made me realise you can't have enough different wildlife guides with alternative illustrations in them, especially when you are trying to differentiate between small brown moths. Edited to add - Speckled Wood butterfly.
There was a cross roads with tempting tracks leading away.  Walks in the woods like this always make me think of Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' or Rudyard Kipling's 'The Way Through The Woods', although the road is still obviously in use you can still imagine 'You will hear the beat of a horse's feet,
And the swish of a skirt in the dew.'
Photo data : 01-May-2011, digital SLR, bluebell woods, Wiltshire

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