inspired by the  blue sky and relative lack of wind we walked round to Bullfer Grove yesterday morning.

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it’s a small wood on the slope of the last increments of the Holt Cromer ridge where gravel has been dug out leaving two big pits, and the nearest place to my house with wild bluebells growing under beech trees.

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we make a clockwise turn around one of the pits

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holly and ivy provide a little green amongst the rust of dead leaves and all the bare branches.

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the sun shines into the wood in the winter

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lighting up trunks

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and encouraging the woodland flowers to grow

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someone has put in a few clumps of snowdrops

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but amongst the beeches on the southern side

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the bluebells are just starting to surface.

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I must wait until mid April for those swaying scented stems of very special blue

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to veil the woodland floor

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with blue like yesterday’s sky.