I've been meaning to take the camera out with me on our early morning doggy perambulation round the paddock for the last few days ... and this morning I remembered. The Bluebells have been in full bloom for a couple of weeks now giving the whole woodland a wonderful blue tinge.
Walking towards the end of the paddock you start to see through the gap on the trees the vast carpet of blue flowers.
As you get closer the individual plants appear before your eyes.
We don't walk through this part of the woodland at all as it is very steep. We have been that way on a couple of occasions, once when we first came to view the property and then again to check things over when we first moved in, but it is nice to leave nature completely untouched if you are able to just so you get to see what things get up to unaided and unhampered by a human touch.
Walking back towards the house whole vistas of Bluebells open up before your eyes n the gaps between the trees. This part of the woodland is more accessible but we have been busy doing things in the paddock and around the house so no foot has broached the area recently to squash these beautiful flowers.
They spread themselves each year and this year for the first time they are appearing in the paddock. Bending down to get a photo ....
... made Ginger, the cat come over to see what it was I was watching.
He joins in on virtually all our doggy walks these days. Lolloping around the paddock, and into and out of the woodland as he shows off his graceful feline skills to the dogs. There's been a few double takes as car drivers and coachloads of tourists see me walking with two dogs and a cat.
He's taken to sleeping curled up with Suky this last few nights, they look so cute together but every attempt at a photo has been thwarted by his sharp ears hearing me coming, making him jump out of bed to lead me to the stack of tuna tins that he knows provide the most tasty breakfast.
"I'm as beautiful as a flower aren't I Mum."