The Way Through the Woods…

Monday, 4th May 2015 (Day 1, week 18)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 331.7 miles (4.6 miles this week)


Despite the grey clouds and threatening rain I decided to venture up to the woods to see how the bluebells were coming along.  I was not disappointed!  It was astonishing to see the carpet of vivid blue amongst the trees – so difficult to capture on camera, but there are lots of photos here anyway!  

Enjoy reading and then venture out and stare at the beauty of the bluebells!

Bluebell Wood - Acrylic and Inks on Paper
Bluebell Wood – Acrylic and Inks on Paper

Ricketyrambler xx

Porthleven circular via Penrose Estate, the Bluebells Woods and Loe Bar (4.6 miles)

I take my favourite route out of Porthleven and follow the road to the National Trust’s Penrose Estate via the farmland.  On the way, I see what I think are skylarks flitting about the fields, but a lucky photo and a subsequent look at my book convinces me that they are house martins:

House Martins on the Barn Roof
House Martins on the Barn Roof

It’s a short walk from here down over the fields to the woods and the carpet of bluebells:


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I know, it’s a lot of photos – but isn’t it just beautiful?  The deep blue is almost lavender and sings against the vivid greens, even in the gloom of a cloudy day.

Have you ever stopped to look closely at a flower – they are incredible if you really look at them:

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Lesser Stitchwort
Lesser Stitchwort
Spring Squill
Spring Squill
Sea Campion
Sea Campion
Three-cornered Garlic
Three-cornered Garlic

See what I mean?

I continue through the woods alongside the lake, catching sight of a mistle thrush with his very speckled breast, on the way. DSCF1050

Turning towards Porthleven at Loe Bar the banks beside the path are lined with colour, the sea pinks are at their best now and interspersed with more bluebells and three-cornered garlic.DSCF1058 DSCF1057 DSCF1051

Porthleven lies ahead in the misty rain and a stop for tea at Naughty but Ice is on the cards!


Across Penrose to Loe Pool - Mixed Media on Canvas
Across Penrose to Loe Pool – Mixed Media on Canvas

Associated Artwork for Ricketyrambler by Andrew Major:

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