Day #118 - Barefoot in Bluebells

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Every alternate weekend as a child was spent visiting my Grandparents in Kent. Most family walks and excursions were during those weekends away from home. Bluebell wood, near Cranbrook, was a sight so magical, I thought it was unique to Kent. That smell and the sounds I tagged to it, stayed imprinted in my memory and I associated it to my Grandparents and time spent with them. I was quite old before I realised that these woods were everywhere and a sight to look forward to and make time to visit each year.

Hitchwood is right on my doorstep, it was beautiful there today, my favourite shade of blue stretches far and wide, just when you think you've seen it all, you are drawn by an unseen little fuzz of blue, which opens out into another glorious and surprising expanse of intense colour, it's hard to do the fabulous sight justice. I wish I could have uploaded the heavy scent that surrounded me and the sound of distant echos of children excitedly running ahead of their parents, as their need to see more grabbed both their enthusiasm and their energy. This is a very special place...alone with my memories and my camera, for the time I was there, it was all mine.

#4 in Explore, 30 April 2007

In memory of '&e' with much love ((xXx))

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  1. treblA4591 46 months ago | reply

    I am a walking man myself. What is fun is to get outdoors in natural settings and feel the living plants in the woods and listen to the sound of the wind gliding between the leaves. Breathing fresh scents from the living soil is great for the human spirit!

  2. LUCAS TATAGIBA 44 months ago | reply

    B e A u T i F u L

  3. alter_Schwede_75 43 months ago | reply

    Wonderful colors, great composition: perfect capture!

  4. Aldo Andrés, Mi Mirada!!!! [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    preciosa combinación de colores!!!! y eres bellisima!

    saludos!

  5. J e n s 41 months ago | reply

    175 comments? Wow. Usually I don't comment on shots with that type of accolade - what could I say more?!
    But this is such a wonderful shot! Obviously, the matching colour, but even the pattern of your dress matches the bluebells. And that lightmood alone would be a winner! (Lightmood totally should be a word, dear spellchecker!)
    And yes, it doesn't hurt that it is rather sexy.
    There, I said it.

  6. sosij 41 months ago | reply

    @Jens, thanks for leaving me the kind comment, I know what you mean...when images have pages and pages, you think, everything is said and the photographer probably doesnt even notice one more comment. I do and I also like 'lightmood' and shall use it this week in my comments on any images I find that fit! Nice one.

  7. StewartJames 41 months ago | reply

    You got to love this the matching dress with nature... You got a great eye... Stewart James

  8. robert.jurjevic 41 months ago | reply

    thought to wait until the next bluebell season but decided to show it to you now :)

  9. Michael Lim ( I am off for a while, take care!) [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

    Everything is in a nice saturated blue! Wonderful place for us too. I will keep your picture and see if I can go there one day for a look too. Thanks for a beautiful picture of a beautiful place!

  10. • Brittie • [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

    okay, so this one just totally blew me away from the keyboard, it's so stunning!

  11. Tiny & Uncut [deleted] 18 months ago | reply

    Nice Composition...

  12. SussexSnapper 11 months ago | reply

    This still looks amazing Sharon :)

  13. sosij 11 months ago | reply

    Ahhh thanks Sussex Snapper :)
    More soon!

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