Friday, 24 May 2013

NOT BLUE... WHITE!





Whilst out taking photographs of the Bluebells I noticed a couple of plants were pure white. Thinking that they were just 'white' Bluebells I only bothered to take a few images!

I know that the Spanish Bluebell, an invading species, can be found in a range of colours from the usual blue through mauve and pink to white. I've since learned, with the help of Roy at Roy's Nature Logbook, that our native White Bluebells are rather quite rare. 

 So, I thought I'd share a couple of images.






18 comments:

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Thats 2 great images Trevor, i could smell those bluebells in your header ,when your blog opened up, its that good.


peter

The Herald said...

Thank you for your very kind comments Peter...[;o)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Trevor Those are lovely photos of the white Bluebells. You are right, you don't often see them, Margaret

Carole M. said...

absolutely delightful; lucky you to find them Trevor

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor...These are fabulous , and unusual ...especially like the second one just loaded down with blooms!!
Gracce

ADRIAN said...

Not perfect but better than perfect. These are wonderful.

The Herald said...

Thanks Margaret...[;o)

Thank you Carole...yeh, it's unusual for me to stumble upon something that's 'rare'...lol...[;o)

Hi Grace...Thank you. They make a change from the 'normal' Bluebells we're used to seeing...[;o)

Not too sure about that Adrian but thanks for those kind comments...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

A couple of crackers Trevor.
I hope the chavs didn't squash these after you took them.

Roy Norris said...

Very artistic shots Trevor.

The Herald said...

Thanks Keith. They should be safe they're some distance away from the 'trample zone'. the morons won't be interested enough to walk that far!!...[;o)

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy...[;o)

Poppy (aka Val) said...

It is a lovely treat to see white bluebells, there is a small clump of them in a churchyard that I walk through regularly. They are not the spanish ones I don't think, anyway they are lovely as are your photos :)

The Herald said...

Thanks Poppy. It's good to see a wonderful display of our native Bluebells, not so good to see those Spanish invaders though!...[;o)

douglas mcfarlane said...

I'm going to have another look at the whitebells I found I just assumed because they were white they were of the foreign variety, Mr.Farage will have a headache

Harley Wilde said...

I like the back ground how its blurred and the photo is crystal clear I think. Its just amazing how you get a photo like that, its like your shocked. I like the post.

The Herald said...

We could do without any more of those foreign invaders Douglas...[;o)

Thanks Harley, I'm glad you like the images...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Whitebells????????????

The Herald said...

That's what they are Bob!...[;o)