A Walk in the Woods . . .

. . . without Bill Bryson.

Bluebells Captain's Wood

As part of Sudbourne Manor given to Bishop Æthelwold by Kind Edgar C959-963 who then granted the land to a Benedictine Monastery, this ancient woodland has been owned by bishops, noblemen and moneyed landowners through the centuries until more recently it was acquired by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. It showcases, if I can use use that word in the same paragraph with ‘wildlife trust,’ a breathtaking display of bluebells in the spring.

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Would you care to join me Restless Jo for a stroll in the bluebell wood?

A bench with a view,
Of a sea of blue,
There’s water here too,
But no beach for you,
Jude.

Bluebells, Captain's Wood, Suffolk UK

70 thoughts on “A Walk in the Woods . . .

  1. okay – so you get three high fives – first – cool poem – second – awesome designer bench – and then the slideshow was cool as the close ups of the bluebells came into view. very creative mix

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  2. Bill Bryson! One of my favourite authors!! … and I’ve read A Walk In The Woods at least three times 🙂

    These pictures are so beautiful! I can just imagine how spectacular it looked in person. WOW!

    Hope your arm isn’t slowing you down too much.

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    1. It was absolutely stunning, Joanne. We went a couple of weeks ago.
      I have slowed down considerably since last week. Himself is getting a bit fed up with all his chores but he’s coping well. Fish and chips for dinner tonight!

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  3. And no Bill Bryson? I’m scandalised 🙂 🙂 Thanks so much for joining me. The bluebells are glorious. I featured some in a ‘non walk’ post recently and they really have a magical quality. 🙂
    Sorry I’m a bit late here. Family crisis.

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  4. In the Midwest… I had one bluebell bloom every spring. ONE! Only ONE!!
    So to see these incredible captures of so many… takes my breath away.
    Okay, I’m breathing again. Beautiful! Thank You!

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  5. Wow. This is stunning! Also quite happy to see you keeping Jude on her toes patrolling all the rebels’ sites! LOL. Can imagine your frustration with the left-handed typing but each day is one day closer to being back to normal….hang in there!

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  6. …and without the bears too 😀
    Always a good thing! Love the view from the bench but where is the beach? I know there are beaches in Essex so what are you waiting for? What’s that? Got a poorly wrist? Tsk. Excuses…
    xx

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