This is picture #29 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. The idea behind the challenge is to get myself outside into the Cumbrian countryside, at least once a week.
- This week’s photo was captured while on yesterdays walk to Blake Fell, and is of the Bluebell flower. It is found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant.
Despite the wide distribution of Bluebells, it reaches its greatest densities in the British Isles, where “bluebell woods” are a familiar sight at this time of the year. It is estimated that over 50% of the worlds population of Bluebell can be found in Great Britain. In the UK, it is a protected plant.