After some heavy rain we had a break in the clouds so a walk in the wood called.
Wellies on, raincoat donned, so off we go! Down into the wood past the hens who were not impressed I did not let them out to join us.
This patch of bluebells had been rolled on by something - maybe a badger? or maybe just the rain beating them down. Who knows?
There is a very large patch near the log circle which looks stunning in a shaft of sunlight breaking through the trees above.
No fire lit today, lets have a sit and listen to the bird song; can you hear the Cuckoo calling and the Green woodpeckers drumming?
The leaves are opening in the canopy; soon it will be dim and cool and green down in the log circle with dappled shade and patches of sunlight.
More blue, such a wonderful scent!
Wild honeysuckle - Dormice use it to make nests like little woven basket cups
Looking back up towards the house
That patch of blue is getting nearer...
Lots growing on the ground level - here with the Bluebells are Ivy and Herb Robert - a very "aromatic" plant! it grows in the polytunnel and is very
More and different ferns are slowly moving into the wood
And back to the house, pausing to let out the hens and collect eggs.
The bluebells are much earlier this year - I looked back through my photos yesterday and realised they were out like this on 20 May in 2013! Delayed due to the very cold winter we had in 2012 - 2013 I suspect.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed a virtual walk in the wood with me.