20120421_Cawston Woods Bluebells Walk (Well more of a wander)
When : 21st April 2012
Who : Me and my kids
General Grid Ref. : SP 47,72
Distance : Approx 2.5 miles (4 km) – But not really important
Significant heights : None
Maps : 1:25,000 Explorer Map No. 222 Rugby + Daventry
Summary : A gentle lunch time wander in our local woods to see the bluebells.
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Very short diary entry this one, just to show that you often don’t have to travel very far to find a place for a pleasant wander. I count myself fortunate to have Cawston Woods on our proverbial doorstep … It’s hard to remember just how nice early spring was this year, the memories being pretty much wiped out by the cool, damp, grey rotten summer of 2012. But there were a few weeks of very dry, unseasonably warm weather.
Heading into the winter (I’m writing this in late October) with the first frosts already upon us (even snow up-north this week) it’s good to look back and remind ones-self that without the long dark cold months of winter we wouldn’t get and certainly wouldn’t appreciate the spring’s arrival. So here are a few pic’s of this year’s “crop” of bluebells – A flower along with daff’s and snowdrops that will always lift the spirits.
Bluebells never flower for long, only a couple of short weeks if you’re lucky I suppose, and as it happens we were possibly a few days off their optimum of showiness – but hey, who cares, the three of us had a really good hour or so having a bit of a wander, a chat and a laugh – Important to do if you can in our modern hustle and bustle, fast, noisy and at times very stressful lives.
Anyway, that’s it, short and sweet but I hope you enjoyed my scribblings …. If you’d like to comment on my diary or any of my pic’s please feel welcome. I’d love to hear from you.