Monday, 27 April 2009

A million reasons to smile ...



There must be at least a million here - beautifully blue and enchanting



A walk in the aptly named bluebell woods of "Heaven Farm.



"Can you smell Bluebells?"
"I can smell heaven."
(I Capture the Castle, the film



The sound of the bluebell railway in the distance as we walk through the woods



The enchantment of a magical place



Sitting in a dandelion covered field eating our picnic



Playing frisbee in the sun



Making Spring yellow floral garlands and holding them against the bluest of blue skies



Seeing my daughter, happy and worry free...



That's worth more than a million of anything.

47 comments:

Simone said...

Beautiful uplifting post Kim.x

Sal said...

Gorgeous,Kim!
What a sky...and yes I could almost smell the bluebells ;-)

Melanie said...

Wonderful photo's, it gladdens your heart to look at them.
Take Care
Love Melanie xx

Ali said...

Beautiful day.

LissyLou said...

Such a beautiful post, thank you, it made me smile x

Pipany said...

Such a lovely post. Made me smile on the wettest of days - thank you x

vintage girl said...

Love your blog, it is visually stunning, you're a great photographer! V. impressed by your collection of utility knitting books too...

Julie said...

lovely photos, looks like a wonderful spring day, the sort memories are made from.

Hope all is well with your daughter, and that she's having a better time at school.x

The Whispering Poppies said...

Such happiness resides in the bluebell field, especially when it is frequented by a gathering of ragged-roses! =) hugs, Kim!

driftwood said...

hurray for happy days xx

April said...

beautiful, inspiring post

April xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Kim,
Bluebell woods really are a little slice of heaven on earth.
I'm hoping the ones in the wood near us will still be flowering this Saturday, so that I can take my MIL for a walk when she comes to stay...
Fingers crossed,
Niki x

OhSoVintage said...

I love bluebell woods too.
xx

French Knots said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Greentwinsmummy said...

Bluebells are just precious arent they :o) they make me grin when I run up the lane & see them in the hedgerows,glorious flowers.
I have never made a dandelion chain! horror! I will put this where it belongs right on my list of things to do tomorrow!
Daisies yes,dandelions no,how daft I have been lol!the hotos of them against the blue sky is so lovely
GTM x x x

Estelle said...

A beautiful post. Thanks Kim.

periwinkle said...

oh wow, looks like the bluebell wood of my dreams ..
lisa x

Mary Poppins said...

:)

X

A Bun Can Dance said...

It looks heavenly, Kim. So pleased to hear you have had a lovely uplifting outing. Sending big rays of sunshine.
Denise x

Josie said...

great photo's, it looks really peaceful.
Josie x

Anonymous said...

So, so beautiful. The Bluebell woods were one of my Dad's most favourite places and one of the last places he went before he died. It really made me happy to see your photos and think of my Daddy.
Emma

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, how beautiful! It looks like you had a gorgeous weekend!

Cowboys and Custard said...

The best tonic for the soul!

Dx

mountainear said...

That bluebell wood is sooooo beautiful.

I can sense how happy you were in the sunshine amongst the flowers - it almost transcends words. A lovely post.

mollycupcakes said...

Kim,
What a totally enchanting post.
Just loving the danelion garlands, so pretty.
Good to hear you daugthers worry free, it gives us peace of mind when our teenagers are like that doesn't it honey. I know mines had her ups and downs. But she always seems to come out the other side smiling.
Many hugs,
Catherine x

Tracy said...

Those carpets of bluebell are dreamy...so beautiful--thanks, Kim! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Melanie said...

I am hosting a swap over on my site if you would like to join, please feel free to pop over and take a look.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

bekimarie said...

What a lovely post and beautiful piccies!
Take care
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Jemm said...

Oh, I completely agree. It is such a blessing when there is no attitude or complaining or whining. They're just kids being kids and loving life. I LOVE the pictures of the dandelions against the sky. You should enter them in a photo contest! I am not kidding.

cocoa and blankets said...

seeing our children happy is worth everything...your bluebell wood is beautiful...I would love to go to one as beautiful as that...ours are still a little behind....

Rowan said...

Nice to see you back and sounding happier. The bluebells are wonderful, you are a bit ahead of us with them. Love your dandelion garland , looks beautiful against the blue of the sky.

Pondside said...

I've never seen a 'bluebell wood' but your photos make it quite real.
Lovely post.

Tina said...

Good thing spring is finally here, isn’t it?

twiggypeasticks said...

Just lovely, bluebells and sunshine it doesn't get much better.
Twiggy x

Poshyarns said...

How funny, I have just posted on bluebells too. I love this time of year and that looks like a wonderful day.

Suzie Sews said...

Oh my have not got to a bluebell wood yet this year, is it really that time already, well guess what I will be doing this weekend. Its a wonderful uplifting sensation walking through bluebells. Just lovely.

Elizabethd said...

You make me homesick! there are so few bluebells here in France........though I have to admit to importing a little plant!

Jacoline (Lien) said...

beautiful photo's, i'm smiling too. have a great weekend

Carol said...

Hi Kim, bluebell woods always remind me of when I was small.
we drove through a bluebell wood near Bodium, beautiful and so quiet.
Carol x

the pig lady said...

Those photos are breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing, hope you had a good week and have a sun filled weekend. Hugs Debs x

Helen Charlton said...

I have a small area full of blue bells, which I can look out onto.
Mine arn't out yet so I am looking forward to them. . . . . There is nothing more beautiful at this time of year.

hedda said...

Hi Ms. ragged roses.
your blog is supercalifragilisticexpialidoucious!
H.:)

Mrs Boho said...

Gorgeous ... :0)

silverpebble said...

This is such an uplifting post Kim - just gorgeous. I love the image of the dandelions against the blue x

Garden Girl said...

beautiful post, Kim. x

louise said...

My kind of day, especially to be spending it in the sunshine too. I do love to see the bluebells at this time of year. This place is definitely one to bear in mind for a future visit. x

Lavender hearts said...

Hello, I don't know how I have been missing your posts. I shall add you to my blog lines. Every time you mention Heaven Farm it makes me chuckle - next time you come you should pop in for tea and cakes given that it's within walking distance of my house! :-)