Wednesday, 29 April 2009

It's a Blue, Blue World Today

I’ve just come back from a truly magical walk in the bluebell woods at Greys Court in Henley. Sir Felix Brunner, who owned and lived in Greys Court until his death some years ago, loved to walk in these woods at bluebell time - at any time, in fact. Now that the National Trust has taken over Greys Court, its gardens and its woodland, anyone can follow what is called Sir Felix’s Gentle Path.’ The whole walk takes only about 25 minutes and beginning at the Maze you pass through several wooden five-barred gates named after Sir Felix and Lady Brunner’s children. So you’ll see Johnnie’s Gate, Dan’s Gate and Hugo’s Gate. At the end of the walk when you re-enter the grounds of the house you’ll pass The Gate of the Good Companions after crossing the Ha Ha by the Moon Gate

The path through the bluebell woods

The Wisterias have just come out – these are in my neighbour’s garden

And here is a little panoramic view of the Bluebell Woods this morning. Hope it works.


Bluebells in the spring said...

Wow, Bill! Truly bluebell heaven! I am speechless! You made my day with this post!

Pootle said...

The bluebell woods are too beautiful for words... I love the video, with the birdsong in the background. Almost as good as being there!

Carol Andre' said...

What an absolutely lovely post. I found you because of miniature paintings (I'm also a miniature painter) but I love your posts on just "day to day". I envy you such lovely surroundings! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

Great shots Bill! We have isolated clumps of Virginia Bluebells here in Tennessee but yours are just gorgeous. They remind us of our Tall Phlox that blooms inside the Park and makes a lovely lavender carpet to hike through.

Sure hope it works out for us to visit your country someday soon!

Wes & Rachelle

Anonymous said...

The bluebells are beautiful! We visited Greys Court several times many years ago and believe that the gates were given to Sir Felix for a significant birthday by his wife and children as he was so fond of the walk - as you are!