Local Bluebell Woods

Updated: Feb 10

I discovered this nearby woodland during lockdown last spring, but I didn't get any photos of the bluebells at the time. So I decided to give it a go this year; making several visits during May. It's fair to say it was a pretty cold and wet month - especially during the 10 days or so of bluebell season. But I kept going back, and I managed to find a couple of occasions where the sun broke through.

Bluebells woods, in springtime, Bedfordshire, UK.
Local Bluebells (Widescreen)

This is a local woodland, which doesn't have the grandeur of some of the well-known bluebell woods in the UK, but it has a good amount of bluebells in this small area, which is just enough to work some different angles on it. I really like woodland paths, so I was glad to find a way to capture this one.

local Bedfordshire bluebell woodland
Local Bluebells (Pathway)

When sunrise is 05:15am, it really pays to have somewhere close to home you can visit. The early start is well worth it though. It's a great feeling to be surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of a bluebell wood well before anyone else is up and about.

Dawn in a local bluebell wood, in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.
Local Bluebells (Dawn)

I also visited this woodland in the autumn last year, so some of these trees might well be familiar from those photos. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting to know them.

Early evening sunlight breaks through the woodland canopy to illuminate the rain-dampened bluebells
Local Bluebells (Sunlight)

I hope those photos have added a splash of colour to your day. If you're ever of the mind to try it, I'd really recommend a sunrise alarm and a visit to your own local woodland to really set you up for the day.

-

George

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