Wednesday, May 04, 2011

bluebell wood

The driest March on record was followed by the driest April though water still comes down off the hill in small streams and the colours of green are fresh. The bluebells have been undisturbed by any strong winds or rain so remain upright but the ground is very dry. There is the sound of humming insect life and birdsong and then the wind picks up. We walk up and away from the bluebell wood and out onto the heathland.


reem said...

Amazing spring , that's what i love ,fresh green grass ,and lovely flowers ,very nice photos John, i like the purple flowers they're very beautiful , they make anyone quiet and think about good life .

Yes the ground seems dry ,how much you enjoy walking there John?

i guess ,i am romantic more than i suppos to be .I've enjoyed John thanks and have good time always.

john said...

Choukran Evat. It was wonderful to see it all so fresh, I think i got the bluebells at their best because I have been up there since and the wind and rain a has battered them a bit now. We still haven't had much rain though but plenty of wind lately. i always love going there because it so quiet.

I'm glad you have enjoyed the photos Evat. I like it that I can share some of the pleasure of walking in the woods here.

nobody said...

Hullo John, those bluebells are fabulous. But tell me, is that earth ridge comprised of trees man made? It's certainly curious looking.

john said...

Cheers nobody and thanks. I hope all is well where you are.

The earth banks are man made and are used as boundary markers, like hedges and walls, depending on what you have to work with locally. It seems likely that these particular ridges are also angled in such a way as to aid the drainage of water from the hill; the ridge also has a ditch next to it on its higher side, full of beech leaves in the photo.

As the land has been tinkered with for so long it is difficult to age these things unless there is local record but many of the old green lanes, hedges and suchlike date back from well before Roman times. I have a feeling the ridges in the photo were reworked in the last few hundred years.

john said...

I have been busy compiling music for the upcoming funeral and we now have it down to Seamus Ennis' An Raib Tu Agan Gcarraig at the beginning and The Voice Squad's version of The Parting Glass to finish on.

There was a beautiful version of A Stór Mo Chroí sung by Helen Hayes which is well worth a listen, it's on youtube I think.

sewa mobil said...

Very nice, thanks.

john said...

Thanks sewa mobil, you're welcome. I will be getting some new photos up soon, something seasonal hopefully. cheers for now.