Sunday, 16 May 2010

Bluebell Woods vs Rotten Wood

We were all set for a nice little jaunt to Spring Wood to see the Bluebells once more before they are all gone. It seems we were not alone in that aim and there was absolutely nowhere to park.  Not even a teeny weeny little spot for our new teeny weeny car.  Oh well... it was time for a rethink and the answer was Rotten Wood.  A less known woody spot that's great for walks but rather lacking in bluebells and we hadn't been there for quite a while. So off we went and weren't we glad we did.

There was no one else around so we had the place to ourselves. It was gorgeous - a haven of fresh spring green gloriousness.
I adore the fresh greens of spring. Really gladdens my heart. One thing about Rotten Wood though is the fabulous trees. Perfect for climbing and really interesting to look at too. There are also 3 or 4 fallen trees which are still alive and full of carvings of loves long past and stuff like that. Also great fun to scramble over.
We really had such fun there today. There's a large house right next to the wood which is surrounded by rhododendrons which are about to flower so we must nip back there in a week or so to check them out. Should be stunning.

In the field next to the wood were some horses and we just had to go and say hello to one of them as the girls were convinced that it was Black Beauty.

This prompted much expressing of desire to have a pony each from the girls.... hmmm.

There were one or two interesting bits and bobs. Younger daughter found a pine cone that looked like an apple core.  It had to be duly photographed. Please note what a glamour puss she is. Out for a woodland adventure but still fully accessorised!!!

And there were the mossy, strangely shaped stones.  There were all sorts of theories flying around as to what they might be for....
And the tree that looks like an elephant.
Who needs bluebells!

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