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My Favourite spring walk

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By amy

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This is my favorite place to walk in the spring .
Come along the footpath with me .


past the old gnarled tree , can you see the animal face in the second one ? I think it looks like a horse !


on through the spectacular Bluebell woods …


we came across some pretty Cinquefoil also some stunning Purple Orchids plus so many other plants, I wouldn’t like to have the job of listing them all !


I’m afraid we were to early to see the masses of rare Lily of the Valley and the wild garlic were only just beginning to come into flower ,we will be going back in anther couple of weeks to see them .
I hope you enjoyed my favourite spring walk ..

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What a lovely place to walk. Thankyou for showing us this special place.

1 May, 2012

 

I love the woods in spring and all the wild flowers - spectacular ! I enjoyed the walk :o)
I grew up near a bluebell wood. It was a sight every year. I'll have to go and see if it's still there.

1 May, 2012

 

Oh yes it was enjoyable on a very wet day to see all the spring flowers, carpets of bluebells always a glorious sight and the orchid is very pretty.... I did see the horse, think its a chunky carthorse, lol...

1 May, 2012

 

We took a walk through some Bluebells too, Amy ... the 'earthy' smell alone was worth the walk! ... I love those old tree trunks ... :o)

1 May, 2012

 

Beautiful photos Amy

1 May, 2012

 

Absolutely stunning Amy, looks a fabulous place to go this time of year, that orchid is the early purple orchid 'Orchis Mascula' i can see why it's your favourite spring walk....

1 May, 2012

 

what a wonderful walk Amy, thank you,

1 May, 2012

 

That was a lovely walk Amy, what beautiful flowers hiding in the woods. I think that tree looks rather like a kangaroo's face!! No wonder you are popping back again next week, look forward to more photos. Thank you.

1 May, 2012

 

how wonderfull Amy, i addore bluebell walks and remember as a child going on walks like this when visiting my nan in walkden manchester, something magical about them dont you think :o))

1 May, 2012

 

oh that is lovely, thank you for that, so beautiful to see the bluebells

1 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you everyone , I'm so pleased you enjoyed it as much as I do , you must go back Hywel to see if your wood is still there , Lincs I thought the tree looked like something from out of a tale like the Hobbits ..Shirley the scent from the bluebells was so strong it hits you when you walked into the wood Thank you for the Orchids 'proper name' Slad , it wasn't on the info board at the wood . Yes I can see the kangaroo as well Grandmage :) strange how something like that brings back a memory for you San ,yes they are magical ,you almost feel yourself slipping into a fairy story once you step inside ... you're welcome Sticki I'm glad you enjoyed it ......

1 May, 2012

 

Ohh wow! Inspiring - thanks for sharing Amy! Love it! x

1 May, 2012

 

Beautiful,Amy..love Bluebell woods...I haven't been in one of those for a long time..thanks :o)

1 May, 2012

 

Beautiful flowers - I haven't seen a wild orchid this year yet - where is this walk is it down south? Thanks for sharing- Marigold

1 May, 2012

 

Stunning Amy, those bluebells are out of this world. I havent been in a blubell wood since a child, until you said, I'd forgotten the fragrance. My wild garlic is still in bud too.

1 May, 2012

 

I only know of one bluebell wood anywhere near me and have not been for so many years. Great blog Amy I really enjoyed it.

1 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Pita / Sandra I can't resist going back to see this beautiful site every year ~~ Marigold it's in Norfolk 4 miles from where I live / Thanks Dawn I knew you would like it ,I like the smell of the wild garlic growing naturally it's quite diffeent from someone breathing over you who's been eating it LOL .... You will have to make a return trip Pp if it's not to far from you :o)

1 May, 2012

 

Thankyou for taking us on a lovely walk with you, really enjoyed it.

1 May, 2012

 

its beautiful amy and great photos as per usual xxxx . i thaught thesecond photo looked like a moose lol xx .

1 May, 2012

 

Oh, wow, that is spectacular Amy...what a heaven to walk through, thanks for showing it to us. It's great to think there are so many unusual wild plants still surviving, the wildlife must love it there. When you mentioned the horse you saw in the gnarled tree, I thought it was the first pic.....on the left there by the first tree, there's looks to be a lion waiting?...:)).

1 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Glad you enjoyed it Carol /Thanks Leigh I will go back to look for the moose xx Thanks Janey the wood is a little paradise , I'm going now to look back at the photo's to find a moose and a Lion LOL

1 May, 2012

 

Just lovely , Amy , lucky you having the wood close by , and yesterday was THE day to see them on , I would think that it was all quite magical .

1 May, 2012

 

That is beautiful wood, Amy. You have orchids in woods? That lanscape is so blue! I really admire that in England people just walk and do not cut wild flowers. Woods in Slovakia in the spring are soon without flowers. Everybody takes for himself/herself something from the wood. It is disaster.
That tree doesn´t remind me the horse. I tried to see it with your eyes, but I did not see horse there by anyway. It reminds me more a crucified giant...
Lovely blog! Looking forward to "to be continued" :)))

1 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Julia , it was a perfect day for walking in the wood .. what a shame Kat that people should pick and take the woodland plants for themselves it's far better to see them in their natural setting , can you not see the eye in between the two upright branches of the ears and then coming down to the animals nostril and then down to it's mouth almost like a Unicorn with a branch sticking out from one of it's ears, maybe it's my weird imagination lol .......

1 May, 2012

 

I could see your horse, Amy :) Lovely blog - your bluebells seem much more dense than in my local wood. I think they started blooming too early so we haven't had the impact of them so much. Great set of photos.

2 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gill , a lot of these bluebells were still not fully opened you might be right about yours blooming too early , I'm pleased you could see the horse :o)

2 May, 2012

 

What a fantastic place Amy and great pics. I'm afraid in the second pic I saw an elephant and in the third a llama...do I need to go to Specsavers?:-)

7 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Bg LOL... No I don't think you need specs we all look at things in a different way , I'm glad you could see something :o)

8 May, 2012

 

Hi Amy ... Wonderful blog .. and gorgeous pics well done. Where abouts in Norfolk are you? I'm just north of Norwich .. wud love to visit this woodland walk ....

15 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

This wood is at Hockering Ch/cheep , I'm no good at knowing North from south etc. we live at Dereham are you the Dereham side of Norwich ? we went again this last week to see the Wild Garlic and the rare Lilly of the Valley but we go lost and couldn't find the Garlic we shall go again with a good supply of food ( only joking )
The wood is so interesting it has such a huge variety of plants , I've never seen such a great swathe of Lily of the Valley , you can google it I'm not sure if it gave directions . If you can't find a map I will attemp to explain it to you ,are you working ,can you only go at weekends ?

15 May, 2012

 

Hi , Amy , you should have dropped breadcrums , you wouldn't have got lost then .
I thought that it was only us that were capable of getting lost ( even with a map)!

19 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL... you could be right Julia We had thought of carrying a stick of chalk next time . Hows your Mum ??

19 May, 2012

 

Hi , Amy , the little mummy is out of hospital , and back in the care home , but as she seems to have forgotten how to walk (in spite of physio ) we're not sure what will happen next . I spoke to her yesterday and she's very cheerful , and pleased to be back .
Miscanthus coming along nicely by the way , thank you .

20 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I'm pleased to hear mum is in high spirits Julia ,that counts for an awful lot , I hope she will soon have the strength returning in her legs .. Glad to hear the Miscanthius is doing well :o))

20 May, 2012

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