Monday, 1 June 2009

Goose's Nest

The pleasure of a spring-time walk in woodland is always enhanced by the sight of bluebells and although it's not possible to walk amongst the bluebells at Goose's Nest, the view of the annual spectacle from the roadside can be breathtaking.

A bank of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) at Goose's Nest

Anne Bronte, in her poem The Bluebell, writes:

"A fine and subtle spirit dwells
In every little flower,
Each one its own sweet feeling breathes
With more or less of power.
There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell."

The woodland and bluebell banks at Goose's Nest are in the care of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.


Midmarsh John said...

I can imagine that was a really magnificent sight. So many in one place.

Anonymous said...

Lovely image Emma, I didn't know that they grow out in the open like that.