Bluebells . . . . .
Had an excellent circular walk this afternoon, taking in not one but six of Walsall's nature reserves / parks.
Starting with a quick stroll through Mill Lane nature reserve, then onto Park Lime Pits, where I spent a very pleasant hour sat next to the small pool, sheltered from the light rain by the tree canopy, which is growing thicker and greener with each visit.
On to Hayhead Wood next, via the Rushall canal. The wild Garlic is rampant, and extremely fragrant, right now, but it still hasn't fully flowered - maybe next week . .
Crossing over into Cuckoos nook, where the bluebells are in full flower - the vast carpets of blue looked stunning in the dappled sunlight . . . . .
I paused in The Dingle to photograph the rusty old farm machinery that I noticed the other day - took lots of shots at various exposure settings, which I'll attempt to turn into a nice HDR image at some time.
After the peace & quiet of the woods the busy Sutton Road wasn't very welcome, but it was the easiest way to reach The Arboretum, via the Extension - the park is starting to look good now that the greenery is returning. The place looked so bare last year when all the trees were felled / cut back.