After not being entirely happy with the images taken on my previous visit to the bluebell woods I went back for another go. The only mistake I made this time was to go on a Sunday, even at 8am. the place was rammed full of people!
But first a bit of a rant!...Bear in mind that these people have made the effort to get up early on a Sunday morning to go and see the stunning beauty of a woodland floor covered in a carpet of bluebells...so why, despite the signs asking them nicely not to, do they leave the paths and trample all over the flowers? And then to get that perfect photo (with their iphones and their ipads) they insist on plonking their babies.. their kids..their girl/boyfriends..their parents/grandparents..their dogs (as well as letting them tear around unchecked)..push their pushchairs/wheelchairs(yes!)..ride their mountain bikes onto any pristine patch of bluebells that they can find!!
I guess all they're concerned with is their own enjoyment and they're just too ignorant to think of other people?...nature's beauty is just wasted on these morons!!...phew!..rant over.
I managed to get a few photographs but after a short while I got p****d off with dodging all the people and walked to another, less populated!, part of the woods where I could work in peace.
After a while I noticed that there were quite a few other wild flowers out in bloom and waiting to have their photos taken!
|Common Dandelion (taraxallum officinale)|
|Greater Stitchwort (stellaria holostia)|
|Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata)|
|Wood Sorrel (oxalis acetosella)|
|Common Daisy (bellis perennis)|
|Red Campion (siline dioica)|
|Cypress Spurge (euphorbia cyparissias)|
Despite the morons..er..people I had an enjoyable few hours getting down and dirty with some beautiful flowers!