Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Bluebell Woods

Evening All,


Here we are at the end of another beautiful day here in Ayrshire - so far the long weekend has been fabulous. We went to one of our favourite haunts, Fullarton Woods, Troon, on Thursday to photograph the bluebells before they go over. We had our picnic in the shade of this beautiful horse chestnut tree and you can see there was not a cloud in the sky.


The park was at one time the grounds of Fullarton House so the planting is still stunning - mostly rhododendrons.






We did, at one time, have one of the allotments there but gave it up when I became too ill and my DH found it difficult to manage on his own. The bluebells are all around the edge of the allotments so we took a wander over to see how things were growing. I was delighted to see that one of the small apple trees we planted was covered in blossom and looking really pretty.


It was really lovely to be back - I always liked the peace and tranquility that characterised the place and the sound of birdsong was, as ever, a pleasure to hear.

I hope you enjoyed these photos and I'll leave you with one final shot of the wood with its carpet of bluebells.


As it has been so long - well, it feels like that but it is only two days - since I was in the craft room I'm going to potter with some inks and stamps and see what I can create : )

Happy crafting everyone,

6 comments:

Carrie said...

What stunning photos.....I like pictures where you can imagine the smells and sounds, and your pictures have done this for me.....I can pop myself in your Bluebell Wood, lie back under your Horse Chestnut Tree and listen to the birds flitting in the Rhododendrons.....BLISS!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your day with me and also for your lovely comments on my blog.
Hugs
Carrie
xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just luffly Elisabeth makes me wish I wuz there too, Shaz in oz.x

Paper Bagley said...

Yes the flowers are blooming and what a joy for the soul...I love to mow lawn so that was the job all day...making $ for supplies...
Thanks for the comment....Tootsie

Angie said...

Missed this post ...I love blue bell woods ...used to take the children to one in Seven Oaks, when they were little ....marvelous memories

JoZart said...

Wonderful free joy! Fab photos!
joZarty x

Gez said...

Mmmm.. I can almost smell the bluebells :)

Gosh, we've had some rain this weekend! All good for the plants I suppose :)