Thursday, 20 May 2010

Skywatch Friday Date 13 - tiptoe through the bluebells and a whole lot of other bumpf

For years and years and years (get the idea?) I have been meaning to visit the famous (well around here famous) Yoxall bluebell woods. So this year because Spring came so late (postponing the blooming for a week) I got the family into action and we finally made it there.

It was completely beautiful and slightly educational - did you know the Spanish Bluebell has been slowly invading the countryside (for the last few hundred years) and intermixing with the cute, shy, well mannered British Bluebell and so gradually wiping it out - drat you the Spanish. Yoxall is a happy oasis of only English accents no hot blooded Spanish there (also there was plenty of yummy homemade cake!). 

For more Skywatching pictures from all around the world go and see Skywatch Friday, thanks for anyone visiting from that link - you are likely to get a bit bored now as here comes the rest of the weekly bumpf I've not had a chance to catch up with. Project 52 people - stay with me I'll be there in a minute (realise this is breaking a whole load of rules for memes but have very limited time this week - visit next week to find out why - what a cliff hanger!!)

Here's the family photos - don't feel under any obligation to look unless there's some genetic connection there (and even then try not to lean on the keyboard too hard as you fall asleep). 'Daddy's friend Dave' came to stay for the weekend - I have a feeling he may not pay a return visit for a while, it made me realise quite how loud and shouty our house is!
Next - date night, we had a very lazy one this week. The sun was finally shining and we had the first warm-enough-to-sit-outside-evening, it would have been a shame to waste it, so we grabbed a drink and some crisps and had a relaxing chat in the garden. It was the first time we've had a chance to talk on our own for ages - as they say "it's good to talk". You've made it to the end - well done - megapost over xo

24 comments:

  1. Oh now that's a cool shot - Love the perspective!

    Happy SWF!

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  2. Terrific capture for the day, love the skies and the bluebells! And the kids look to be having so much fun! Great post for the day! Have a fun weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Wow it looks like you all had fun. Like the collage pictures too. Happy Friday!

    SkyWatchFriday

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  5. I like the angle you chose on your first photo...my guess is that you laid down amoung the flowers and shot up towards the sky.

    I deleted my first comment...because of mis spelled words...lol

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  6. Beautiful shot of the sky through the flowers. Thanks for sharing your family mosaic.

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  7. Cracking perspective!... I love these shots of the sky with the subject in the foreground.... and Bluebells?... we've been on a hunt for the last couple of weeks and found them at Haughmond Hill eventually!.....:)

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  8. Nice photos and great angle on the sky from your place. Have a great weekend.

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  9. Such a lovely sky photo. Love the perspective. And beautiful family pictures.

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  10. Wow, just love that 1st shot. what a great shot, Well Done!!

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  11. aloha,

    very interesting skies and subject matter, i love your upward photo looking throught he blue bells, beautiful

    i have different skies and messages on both of my blogs, you can choose either to visit, or both

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  12. Glad you made it. Beautiful place and shot. Love the perspective on the first shot.

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  13. Fantastic perspective on those bluebells.

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  14. Awesome collection of photos. The collage with the kids photos is really very cute!

    Pixellicious Photos

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  15. How did you manage this gorgeous shot?

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  16. I love the perspective on the first photo. Really neat! I hope the English don't get trampled by the Spanish. Why can't we all live in harmony? ;)

    Happy Friday!

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  17. Wonderful perspective and light in the first shot.

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  18. Back at the turn of the century (1900 not 2000) someone brought in several Scotch Broom plants to Victoria on Vancouver Island as an ornamental for their garden. Those few plants have spread to millions (more likely trillions) up and down the coast in Canada and the US. Yes, in spring the yellow flowers are lovely, but the plants take over and wipe out local vegetation. Such a bittersweet situation. - Margy

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  19. I love the "ant's eye view" of the Bluebells (whatever their nationality)feels like the Bugs Life area at Disneyland!
    We have non-native Kudzu and Bamboo invading the landscape of So Cal.,such is a global life.
    Oh, and nothing wrong with a Shouty house! It will be quiet soon enough!

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  20. Fantastic photos, I must say! :)

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  21. Euan looks huge in these photos!! I had a very scary dream he fell down a huge hole and bumped his head! so watched out for that!! Speak soon big sis! LOVE xxxxxx

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