The Gallery – The World We Live In

I am linking this up with      Purple challenge!

This week’s The Gallery challenge by Tara Cain, was “The World We Live In” – what are those gorgeous places around the world, that lift our spirits and fill our dreams? Where do we have our happiest memories or would like to go again.

All sorts of wonderful places sprang to mine – both The Englishman and I are keen travels, add to that, that we have a lot family and friends abroad and the opportunities are plentiful.

The places that I love the most however, are the unexpected ones. The ones you stumble across and take your breath away. Last spring we went to a Christening in Bedfordshire. We were a little early, so went on a detour. And stumbled across the most beautiful Bluebell Wood. We had forgotten our camera. Luckily The Englishman’s phone took “Ok” photos. Here are 3 (from about 50!!!). Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Sea of Bluebells

 
 
 
 
 

The 3 of us (Pip Squeak is on her way)

Red ted

The Path

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am also linking this with
 
 
I am also linking this with Jenny Matlock V is for Violet Woods (or as my 2.5yrs old would say “Indigo” his new favourite word!).
 
 
Previous Gallery Posts: Portrait

7 Sins – Pride

Joy – Spring 

Ugly – These should be in a Tim Burton film 

Outside my front door 

 – Me 

Colour (Red Ted’s Bunny)

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43 responses to this post.

  1. Those colours are so vivid it doesn’t seem natural!
    Beautiful choice. I’m still dithering over this one!

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  2. Oh, that is just beautiful. I adore bluebells.

    CJ xx

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  3. AMAZING! We have a woods near us which fills with bluebells…I keep meaning to do just this! Well done you! 😉

    Karin

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  4. Wow, very blue, nice pictures!

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  5. Oooo! My very favourite thing – a bluebell wood! Sadly there are not so many around now & they only stay with us for such a short while! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I love bluebell woods, and stumbling across one unexpectedly is even better.

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  7. That is lovely. You can’t beat a sea of bluebells.

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  8. Wow – gorgeous – I think I missed our bluebells this year – they must have popped out overnight and died soon after in this horribly squeezed into 3 day Spring we are having!

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  9. Beautiful! One thing I miss most from England is the bluebells. You don’t seem to get them anywhere else: I’ve never seen them in Turkey, and don’t know what they’re called in French.

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  10. Ha, I remember now. They’re called Campanules. Had to come back to say that! No idea what they are in Turkish though…

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    • Posted by Red Ted Art on May 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      I will try and “honour” your return, by memorizing “Campanules” – can be my “random” knowledge of French!

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  11. Beautiful pictures. I love bluebells but have never found a bluebell forest. It must be wonderful to turn around and see them in all their glory.

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  12. Posted by Red Ted Art on May 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Yes, it was a very special “half hour” – so unexpected and beautiful 🙂 also, the title of the 3rd photo (it is white for some stupid reason), tells you that I am pregnant with Pip Squeak… so happy days indeed!!! 😉

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  13. Yes they are gorgeous. :0)

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  14. So jealous! Absolutely amazing, beautiful that time of year in the woods. It’s one of the few times you see blue instead of all shades of green.

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  15. Posted by parklover on May 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Oh wow. They’re just starting to come out now aren’t they? I’ll be going for a walk in my local “bluebell” woods very soon!

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  16. Posted by Red Ted Art on May 5, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Yes, such a beautiful sight and such a beautiful time of year… the neighbour’s bluebells are out, so I guess any bluebell woods will be glorious right now… go hunt them out 😉

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  17. Love Bluebells!

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  18. Oh I love these pictures. I searched for some bluebell woods to do for this one but they were all closed during the week. They are all out now round here and are gorgeous. Perfect choice.

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    • Posted by Red Ted Art on May 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you 😉 we really were lucky and it does remind you that Britian really is lovely!!!

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  19. Oh pretty pretty, me likey lots!

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  20. Where I used to live we had a place known locally as “bluebell wood” and it was absolutely beautiful. There is something really magical about being surrounded by so many flowers and trees and so immersed in nature 🙂

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  21. Those pictures are gorgeous! I’m amazed that the colors are so brilliant just from a phone! Thanks for linking up! 🙂

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  22. Oh it is just beautiful!! I love the way the path runs right in the middle of the Bluebells!

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  23. I love to see a bluebell wood. The colour is stunning.

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  24. Looks like a few of us are a fan of the book and everyone enjoys that beautiful view.

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  25. Posted by JDaniel4's Mom on June 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    This is such a beautiful place to walk. The violet path is wonderful.

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  26. Very Beautiful!

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  27. Your bluebell woods is amazing! How delightful that you stumbled across it! Makes me smile to see it in the photos.

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    • Posted by Red Ted Art on June 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      Made us smile when we stumbled across it! So pleased that the “phone camera” was just about good enough! Imagine, how amazing these would have been with a proper camera!!

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  28. what a beautiful spot to wander and walk and just admire …

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  29. Oh, that heavenly path through violet blue. That photo just took my breath away. And that picture of beautiful you with your adorable son is amazing.

    Do you have friends that watercolor? Both of those would make astonishing paintings!

    Thank you for this very special link on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday’s Letter “V”!

    These photos are just so dreamy and surreal!

    Lovely!

    A+

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  30. PS. Sorry for my overabundance of exclamation points in my comment! I was just totally blown away!

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    • Posted by Red Ted Art on June 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      Aaah, bless you. What a lovely comment 🙂 and you know, I also use far too many exclamation marks!! I try very hard not to, but they keep appearing. Really appreciate your lovely thoughts. Thank you! xx

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  31. Wow, those pictures are beautiful. It’s like a sea of flowers just gorgeous.

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  32. Wow! This place looks like something out of a fairy tale! What a wonderful thing to stumble across.

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  33. Wow! What a lucky find! Those bluebells are stupendous and I doubt that I would have wanted to leave such beauty! Joni

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  34. What a beautiful blue-violet forest! And I know that it only lasts a short time. Good timing that you recorded this.
    We had a beautiful spring, but now everything is bloomed out!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna’s V-word

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  35. GORGEOUS! what a joy it must have been to meander through there!

    Susan

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  36. Beautiful pictures! Remember though, for the I Heart Faces challenge, you can only have one picture entered to be considered.

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  37. Nice photos. Just a quick little note that for the I Heart Faces challenge, you can only have one picture entered to be considered. This post does not fit the guidelines.

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    • Posted by Red Ted Art on July 28, 2010 at 7:45 am

      Yes, thanks for the reminder!! Was “Just taking” part, don’t really think the shots are good enough for winning!

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