Earlier this week Theo went on an outing with his nursery to some local bluebell woods. As I signed the consent form I started to imagine all the missed photographic opportunities with a load of pre-schoolers frolicking amongst a carpet of wildflowers and immediately resolved to track down our own bluebells this weekend.
The best spots aren’t immediately easy to find. We tried to retrace the steps that nursery took to some local woods, but couldn’t find them (despite Theo helpfully shouting directions from the back of the car) and so decided to head to Stansted Park in the hope they might have a good spot amongst their many acres.
The first place we found was good, but was deep in amongst the trees and far from the light with branches crisscrossing the view. Further on Jim spotted the perfect patch, just away from the grass clearing in front of the house which is known as The Avenue. Bluebells on mass are quite magical and despite Theo’s earlier rigid belief that there are “only two bluebell woods” he seemed delighted to have found a third.
These beautiful spring flowers are only around for a few weeks every year, so if you can do make the effort to track some down locally. Many professional photographers offer mini sessions amongst bluebells too at this time of year which can be another great option.
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