Carpet of Bluebells

While playing golf this morning I noticed bluebells through the boundary fence. I decided to go back in the afternoon and photograph them. I used my camera phone, which does give some good results.

Bluebells

Thanks to horse racing at Hamilton Park, which is just beside the golf course, I went up to the boundary fence to watch a race and saw an abundance of bluebells in the woods. In England they are called common bluebells and are associated with ancient woodland. Bluebells only grow in ancient woodland.

In the United Kingdom, an ancient woodland is a woodland that has existed continuously since 1600 or before in England and Wales and 1750 in Scotland.

Bluebells
Bluebells

  As the photographs above show, the bluebells look lovely and, being in quite a remote area, have not been trampled on.

Close-up of bluebells

Sadly, bluebells only flower in April and May but they do a spectacular display.

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5 thoughts on “Carpet of Bluebells

  1. tootlepedal May 5, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    I am glad to find out about the horse racing. I assumed you were looking for a wild hook when you found the bluebells.

    • janeslog May 6, 2014 / 5:33 pm

      The horse racing at Hamilton is good as you can get right up to the fence. As it is a flat course the horses rarely get injured.

      The wood with the bluebells does have some lost balls as I often see golfers in the woods looking for their lost ball.

      Fortunately, I can hit quite straight and have only lost one this year.

      • tootlepedal May 6, 2014 / 10:32 pm

        That is straight hitting.

      • janeslog May 7, 2014 / 6:11 am

        I was out after the golf in the morning.

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