In the bluebell wood


I have a friend from the US staying with me for a few days. A few years ago she told me she had never seen a bluebell wood in flower. This time, the timing of her visit was perfect…


There is a little wood, not too far from my home, where the bluebells flower, carpeting the earth with the colour of the sky and the fragrance of heaven.


Photographs can never capture the beauty and emotion of these truly magical places. You have to be there and walk the pathways between the flowers.


Here and there, the white stars of wild wood anemones brighten the shadows. Today the sky was clouded… a few flakes of snow fell… and the earth and sky seemed closer than ever, joined by the tall beech trees in a single dance.


So today we went to the woods and we walked amongst the bluebells and the beeches, sharing the magic.


Today my friend and I truly walked in beauty.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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88 Responses to In the bluebell wood

  1. davidprosser says:

    There’s such beauty in your writing Sue you left me wanting to walk the same woods. It’s many years since I walked in a bluebell wood and saw the other flowers hidden away until it was time to be noticed. There was always something friendly and uplifting in those days.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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  2. I bet it smells almost as good as it looks.

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  3. Denis1950 says:

    Beautiful images Sue, but where was Ani?

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  4. janmalique says:

    Brings home the beauty of Nature and her gifts.

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  5. Ritu says:

    Beautiful! !!

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  6. Stunning! I love Bluebells πŸ™‚

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  7. Sure looks beautiful πŸ™‚

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  8. jenanita01 says:

    I don’t know how people can walk through a bluebell wood, for I cannot bear to tread on any. It’s ok if there’s a path, but if not, I am happy just to gaze and wonder…

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  9. vronlacroix says:

    Lovely photos, though you’re right to say that walking through a bluebell forest is an experience uncomparable. I thought that bluebells did’nt exist here, as I’ve not seen any in twelve years but I found the first few just a couple of weeks ago. A handful trying to keep alive in a ditch in the Landes forest region.

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  10. adeleulnais says:

    wow this is so beautiful.

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  11. Kathy Lauren says:

    Amazing and so beautiful…love the dog too.


  12. Mary Smith says:

    Gorgeous photos, Sue. You’ve really captured the beauty of the bluebells. Ours are just beginning to come out, a bit later than yours.


  13. Fabulous. What glory!


  14. Anonymous says:

    True British bluebells are so beautiful, arching and graceful. I wish garden centres would stop selling the insipid Spanish ones which are turning out to be as bad as grey squirrels.


  15. Diane Webb says:



  16. I’ve never seen a bluebell forest either. How beautiful! Your pictures are stunning, Sue. I can only imagine it in person!


  17. macjam47 says:

    Wow! Absolutely breathtaking.


  18. So gorgeous! πŸ™‚


  19. Tom Merriman says:

    Magical photos, Sue!


  20. dgkaye says:

    Simply gorgeous. So breathtaking and tranquil. πŸ™‚


  21. Eliza Waters says:

    Like a dream – such a gorgeous thing to behold. Thanks for sharing it with us, Sue!


  22. Widdershins says:

    Oh my! πŸ˜€


  23. Truly lovely, Sue. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  24. Ali Isaac says:

    Absolutely stunning! We have bluebell forests here too. It never fails to take your breath away. 😊


  25. I ran the Harewood Forest 10k race this morning. It is my favourite 10k course. Beautiful North Hampshire scenery all the way round, enhanced by woods full of bluebells.


  26. KL Caley says:

    Wow – these photo’s are just amazing Sue. I’m sure you could repeat the Cottingley fairies here and no-one would suspect a thing! πŸ™‚ KL ❀


  27. I’m from the US and had never seen a bluebell wood before either. Your friend got such a treat!


  28. Jesa Vamp says:



  29. Exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing. πŸ™‚


  30. Scott says:

    That’s outstanding. I love wild flowers.


  31. floridaborne says:

    There truly is nothing of greater beauty than a flower-filled meadow. Unless it’s a meadow beneath the trees. One of my favorite pictures is a blue bell meadow. Thanks for sharing your top ten blogs and including this gem in it. πŸ™‚


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