Bluebells in Cobham Frith, near Marlborough

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Comments (15)

Brian B16 on March 5, 2008

These are genuine native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta).

DailyMadness on March 10, 2008

Beautiful flowers in spring! Nice shot of colour and shadows, greetings from Greece

Brian B16 on March 10, 2008

Thanks DailyMadness. What the picture doesn't convey is the amazing perfume given off by all the bluebells.

thor☼odin™ on March 12, 2008

ohh purdey12345 I would just give anything to experience that nice aroma of the bluebells. Great shot indeed! Cheers, Peter(hungry for spring)

Brian B16 on March 13, 2008

Thank you Peter. Not many more weeks to wait :-)

Brian B16 on March 15, 2008

Thanks wendy. I think it helps to have the sun shining! I've been looking at your close-up pictures of flowers and they are beautiful. Best wishes, purdey

thor☼odin™ on March 16, 2008

Hi purdey best before you know of it, spring is here have a look on this phototaken this morning in Copenhagen. Best wishes Peter

Nawitka on April 29, 2008

Wow, that's really something! And so early! We have bluebells, but not native ones. The so-called Spanish bluebells will naturalize here, I have some of the white ones in my shady spots. They don't appear to have any scent. Here are some blue Spanish bluebells (from 2003) that were planted on purpose.

Nawitka on April 29, 2008

And a yellow star my friend, I will certainly want to see this again many times!

Brian B16 on April 29, 2008

Thanks very much Nawitka, a real honour! This is from last year when the bluebells were a week earlier than usual. They are out now though. All the best, purdey

Jean Gregory Evans on September 4, 2008

Very beautiful place, excellent photo!

Hi from USA, Jean

Brian B16 on September 4, 2008

Thank you for your kind comment Jean. 'Cracking' in the context I used it about your fine raccoon image means 'excellent' or 'very good'. I apologize for my tendency to lapse into vernacular English. I'll try not to do it again :-( best wishes, purdey

Jean Gregory Evans on September 4, 2008

purdey, Oh, I understood the meaning just great, I have heard it before and think it is a cracking good word! You go right ahead and keep on using it and any other fine word that pops into your head. I enjoy hearing from other places and learning.

Have you ever heard of the word gom? I am not sure how it is spelled but it is a 'mountain' word here in this area of the 'South', USA. I am not exactly how it happened but only a few folks seem to use it and folks that are not from these mountains are unfamiliar with it. It means a mess, needs cleaning.

That is my word and I have a friend who hates it when I use it. Don't get much chance to use it here though, most everything is great!


Nawitka on May 6, 2009

Hi I'm back again, just love this one! How are they coming on this year?

Brian B16 on May 8, 2009

Not so good this year unfortunately Nawitka. They've been doing quite a lot of tree felling in the woods this year and there's broken branches all over the place. It'll probably recover by next year - I certainly hope so.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 5, 2008
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    by Brian B16
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ7
    • Taken on 2007/04/21 10:36:16
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash