Situated directly opposite the Botanical Gardens in the heart of Durham, Houghall woods is a beauty spot not to be missed!
We headed out after reading about Sprog on the Tyne and their visit to the bluebell fields, do pop over and take a look at their fabulous photos. Houghall is a beautiful spot which is almost all sheltered by the giant trees, pathways winding in different direction but every where you look the floor is littered with the stunning pale violet colour of the bluebells.
Every now and again you would hear a little skitter then see a squirrel shoot up the nearest tree, disappearing a few seconds later into the branches. Some of the trees were so tall you could hear them creaking as they bowed in the breeze, it wasn’t eerie at all and was more of a comforting noise, something that showed they had been there for many years and would still be standing long after we have gone!
I love this photo of Amelia as I was trying to get a staged ‘sit there among the bluebells’ type shot but she heard a rustle above, this was such a beautiful natural shot that I am so pleased she wasn’t looking at the camera.
The same with Milo, I have lots of him looking direct to the camera but i love this natural shot better, he was more interested in what was going on around him than to look at me. He was probably thinking why has this strange woman plopped me in the middle of these flowers?!
Trying out some close up shots of the fabulous fungi too – how fascinating are these and so delicate up close, like little fairy steps leading to a different world.
Have you been to the bluebells this year yet? I am sure its a blogger requirement so thankfully I can now join the club!
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