12 May 2017

Five on Friday



The weather has been warmer in the last few days and it was a good opportunity yesterday to take a walk in Ecclesall Wood.  This ancient woodland near where we live covers many acres of mature trees. It's managed by the city council for the benefit of wildlife and as there are public footpaths running through the woods it's a popular place to walk.  It's also well known for the native English bluebells that bloom there in early May and fortunately they're looking at their best right now.







I'm joining the Weekly Meetup for Five on Friday
hosted by Tricky and Carly.  Thank you both
for arranging the linkup.

20 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that you're feeling better. It sounds like you've got some exciting plans for the summer this year. Jx

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  2. it would take me hours to wander around and down that path through all those flowers, I would be bending and stooping snapping closeup pics of all those flowers. glad you are feel some better

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    1. The designated paths are important as a way for the public to walk through the woods without disturbing the plants and wildlife. The closeup photos were taken at the side of the path. Piles of brushwood line the path in some places where the bluebells grow in masses so that visitors don't walk over onto the plants and crush them. The management of the woods looks very natural. Fallen tree branches are left in place so that mosses can grow on them.

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  3. Gorgeous bluebells. I must go looking for some around here.

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  4. I am so glad you are doing much better now. Love these glorious English bluebells!

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  5. So glad to hear you're well. Haven't the bluebells been wonderful this year, they are still going strong in my garden.

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  6. What a beautiful bluebell wood! Good to hear you are both well, yes, we certainly have to appreciate each day for the gift it is! Your break in Italy will be here before you know, how lucky you are having such a lovely second home.xxx

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  7. Such lovely views of the bluebell wood! Glad you are feeling better!

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  8. Glad you're all well now. Can never have too many bluebell pictures, they're just spectacular.

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  9. Summertime in Italy should be just wonderful. So glad you are both getting healthy again. I absolutely love bluebells when they are out in the wild, but just not in my yard. We cannot get rid of them and they do take over everywhere. I think Jim likes them more than I do, so sometimes he finds me digging them up. Lovely in the woods though.

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  10. Oh the bluebells have been so wonderful this year. Lovely photos.
    Fil @ Fil’s Place

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  11. Bluebells are so beautiful in the woods at this time of year. Thank you for sharing your walk. I'm glad to hear you are doing reasonably well health wise and that you are looking forward to some family time this Summer.

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  12. Love the blue bells, they look lovely in the forest. It's good to head to the forest for a walk, we have a way to travel for a forest walk. Oh well, we love the coast and the coast won. Have a good week, Cathy x

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  13. Summer in Italy - that will be wonderful.

    Loved all of your photo's here and pleased you are both feeling better.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Your photos are gorgeous! I have never seen such a meadow full of bluebells - so beautiful.

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  15. Wow Linda, these bluebells look stunning! I 've somehow missed my usual walk in our local Norsey Woods! I feel cheated!!! xx

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  16. What a lovely place to walk!

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  17. What a magical English bluebell wood! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Best, -Beth

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  18. What a perfectly lovely walking trail! Everything looks so fresh and green, the bluebells give it all a sense of peaceful calm. (I feel a sigh of contentment) So glad you and Mr. P are feeling better and that you are joyfully anticipating some special time with family in Italy this summer. Wonderful! Still having trouble staying in communication as I have been caring for my mother in her home after a surgery but check in when I can. Blessing!

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  19. It looks like bliss with all the flowers, what a paradise! Thanks for joining in with Five on Friday :)

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