Some photos …

for Wordless Wednesday


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A few pictures I took in a nearby wood.

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I wrote this back in 2008


Bluebells chime
with vivid colour
Blossom falls
like soft pink snow
on a fragile carpet
of nodding cowslips

A new sound echoes
at days dawn
A choir of songbirds
sings their song
An overture to
the opera of summer

The first act has begun


I recorded it too. It may not work where you are, we’ll see!  Be warned, it sometimes goes pop half way through – don’t be alarmed!

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65 thoughts on “Some photos …

  1. rugby843 May 5, 2020 / 18:47

    Very beautiful photos and words fit perfectly. I especially like the face on that tree in the middle of one of the photos.

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  2. Alissa Apel May 5, 2020 / 21:23

    Such a beautiful color. I love it near the water! I live in Omaha, Nebraska. Kind of bland color wise, for flowers anyway.

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  3. stevebethere May 5, 2020 / 22:40

    What beautiful photos those bluebells look lovely 🙂

    I liked your recording too although it didn’t go pop so i can safely say it was popless 😯

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷


  4. msjadeli May 5, 2020 / 23:34

    A lovely carpet of color! Lively poem and nice to hear you read it. I bet the bees hum along as well.

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      • msjadeli May 6, 2020 / 20:44

        You’re welcome. Right now the back field is full of dandelions, first food after forsythia for the bees here.

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  5. Unishta May 6, 2020 / 02:55

    How lovely to be able to go out and see such beautiful flowers. Right now I can only go down 50 metres both sides of my house and see only bare streets. 😦

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 6, 2020 / 11:13

      Our restrictions are not as limiting as yours. We re allowed out ‘for exercise’ once a day and fortunately this wood is very close by. If I had a magic wand I’d transport you here for a few minutes!


      • Unishta May 6, 2020 / 14:20

        Wouldn’t I love that ! Travel seems impossible for the next few years at least

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  6. XmasDolly May 6, 2020 / 04:34

    Absolutely AMAZING colors! Taking notes now on people I want to stop by because unfortunately my memory isn’t as it once was… nor is my hearing so typing is doing a whole lot better for me. hahaha Loving your photos. Your minds eye is as sharp as a tack as they say! Thank you ever so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day and please be healthy, be safe, and just “BE”! HUGS

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 6, 2020 / 11:17

      Thanks so much for your kind words, they are so appreciated. You look after yourself!


  7. Jeanna Olson May 6, 2020 / 16:43

    You wrote that, I love it, very well done and I usually don’t have the patience for poetry. Did you write that while among the bluebells? They really are a happy flower.


    • Keith's Ramblings May 6, 2020 / 17:59

      No, I wrote it sitting here! I am a reluctant poet. I don’t enjoy writing it at all, mainly because it’s bound up with rules and regulations! I’m too much of a free spirit to stick to rigid formats. And yes, they are happy flowers indeed!


  8. Memories of Eric and Flynn May 6, 2020 / 22:39

    Beautiful! It reminds me of the bluebell woods near where I used to live as a child. Then they built the Expressway from the east edge of Plymouth to link to the Tamar Bridge and Cornwall and cut down the lot!

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  9. Kathe W. May 7, 2020 / 02:53

    This is such a lovely walk through the bluebells! Thanks!

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  10. Natasha May 8, 2020 / 07:20

    Keith, such delightful pictures. You sure are back with a bang!

    I’m not too sure if I’ve seen bluebells. Maybe as a kid in UK, but I’m guessing they don’t grow around New Castle.

    Is this forest closer to your home?

    Have a delightful week ahead!

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 8, 2020 / 12:31

      I’m pleased you liked them, Natasha! Yes, these were taken very close to where I live, but they grow everywhere, even on grass banks beside roads. Did you live in the UK as a child?

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      • Natasha May 8, 2020 / 13:37

        Yes, I did. 🙂
        New Castle Upon Tyne. Father was in the University.

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  11. Parul Thakur May 8, 2020 / 09:00

    This was so beautiful, Keith. I have never seen bluebells. Not even in pictures so I was blown away. Loved every single shot and can not pick one. Thank you!

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 8, 2020 / 12:28

      They are a common sight here, so I’m pleased you’ve reminded me I shouldn’t take them for granted! Thank you.

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  12. TravelerInMe May 9, 2020 / 08:11

    Wow! Stunning beauties. The color is so calming. I love their reflection in the water …… like doubling the happiness. What a pleasure it must be to walk amidst this blue carpet of joy. Have a happy weekend Keith 🙂

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  13. Pr@Gun May 31, 2020 / 18:37

    WoW, such beautiful clicks of bluebells accompanied with yet lovely poem.

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  14. Anagha Yatin Jun 2, 2020 / 13:52

    This one is such a pretty sight, a delight, a total feast to eyes and soul! I loved the one that has a reflection on the still water body. Wonder will I ever get to see it in person in this lifetime?

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