The bluebells in this part of Scotland are at their peak TODAY. Tomorrow they will be less blue and too many of the blossoms will have fallen. Bluebells will only grow in deciduous forests. You won't find them in pine forests. Carpe diem you fans of the bluebell!
Thankfully it is a gorgeous sunny day and anybody who's paying attention can enjoy them. There are other wildflowers to enjoy as well, but the bluebells are on the main stage today.
These are some photos I have taken the last two days. The photos have been taken from the car, pulled over onto the side of the road. I was hoping to capture the blue misty romance that is evoked when you see a bluebell wood in high bloom, but the camera just hasn't managed to capture it. Perhaps if the day were slightly cloudier, the delicate blue on the floor of these woods would be more intense on the photograph.This photo is blurred but had good blue colour in it.
I was out to Stranraer and Newton Stewart yesterday to see doctors and pharmacists. Today I was in Castle Douglas, Kirkudbright (pronounced Ker-COO-bree) and Dumfries. I brought the camera along both days as I knew there would be a few spots along my route where there would be lovely bluebells.
I have a tendency to want to kick my work shoes off, and go romp through the woods on days like today. I also pity folks who live in cities.
View from my car window - A75 between Gatehouse of Fleet and Creetown.