Sunday, 26 April 2009

We took Cassie for a walk yesterday; found a nature reserve called The Firs. It's mostly oak and beech; abundant bluebells, wood anenomes and dog violets. We had a good - if muddy - time.

On the way there, through the lanes, we spied lots of bluebells, but I didn't have the camera with us (duh!). So we returned there today and I'm so glad we did. There were bluebells as far as the eye could see! It reminded me of my childhood, when bluebells always were collected in the spring (although that is no longer the case, of course). And the scent - we could smell it before we got into the copse
On the drive to Cirencester we saw some parachustists (?)

Also visited the first art car boot sale in the Brewery Arts car park. Lots of talented people selling painting, ceramics, glass and photographs. I bought a gorgeous papercut that asked me to take it home. Perhaps if there's a next time I will consider a pitch.....
Chickens are OK; two couldn't work out how to leave the roost this morning, so needed a helping hand. They're eating very wel - at least, the food is rapidly going!


  1. Hi Tase ... phew, I found you eventually! Clicking on your name in my comments box didn't bring me to your blog, I had to do a bit of googling! It might be worth you looking into why clicking on your name in a comment doesn't take someone to your blog - could be stopping you from getting visitors.

    Anyway, you have a lovely blog here - those bluebells are so beautiful. And I see you're not that far away from me either (I'm just a bit east of you in Swindon).

    Hope you have as much fun with Statcounter as I've had! Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

    Take care :-)

  2. Ahhhh.... bluebell woods! I lived in England for three years and am VERY sentimental about this beautiful sight in Spring!!! We don't have anything like it here.