Bluebells, Wellies and A Surprise in the Woods

Bluebell Wood
Bluebell Wood
One of the best things about exploring outdoors is finding the unexpected.  A walk in one of our local bluebell woods was no exception.  England has been rather wet this spring so the children donned on wellies and waterproofs as a matter of course.  Though we were rather lucky as not only did it not rain, but the sun shone for us.
There is something very soul-warming about seeing bluebells.  Great fun was had racing through pathways surrounded by hues of blue on either side.  As interest waned in the bluebells attention then turned to the puddles – sloshing through them must be one the most universal childhood activities.  My husband commented that perhaps we should visit a local stream so the children could do some proper sloshing.

Kids in Wellies
Kids in stream
A couple of moments later at the bottom of the wood, lo and behold, we came across a perfect stream about 4/5 inches deep.  The children were in heaven and spent a good half an hour discovering how many sounds and different types of movements could be created between boots and water.  We then followed the stream  for a good ½ mile uphill pushing through the surrounding foliage.  Simple pleasures.  We never quite managed to find its source.
Kids in the Woods
It was one of those days that will be talked about ‘Do you remember the day we found that stream’ no thought of the bluebells. We will be returning.

That’s why I love exploring.







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7 Responses to Bluebells, Wellies and A Surprise in the Woods

  1. Sarahmumof3 May 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    beautiful photos, I love finding bluebells and muddy streams!

  2. Lynda@kidsinthegarden May 8, 2012 at 8:21 am #


    Thanks for your comments and your follow

  3. Recipe Junkie May 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    sounds like a great afternoon. There are some beautiful bluebells near us, although my kids would choose a muddy stream over bluebells any day!

    • Lynda@kidsinthegarden May 13, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      Thanks for your comments. Funny how we say go for a walk in a bluebell wood when it should really be go for a walk in a muddy stream wood

  4. Coombe Mill May 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    I love this post. Children really do love the simple pleasures found in the country. Our woods look just the same with the bluebells at the moment, and many a family can be found wondering through our stream or even the river when the water level drops! Thank you for linking up with me on Country Kids and sharing your lovely photos from a great family day.

    • Lynda@kidsinthegarden May 13, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks you for your comments. Simple pleasures are certainly the best. I love your idea of Country Kids.


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