Enchanted Bluebell Forest Tea

some of you have been on this Bluebell walk with me before…

both the cherry blossoms and the bluebells were early this year

by a good three weeks at least…

we amaze ourselves at just how many photos we manage to snap

at each and every visit …

each time we are charmed anew by the wondrous display of blooms at Bull Run Regional Park…

the forest changes from year to year…

but the magnificent pinks and blues and purples and greens

along with the bones of the forest never fail to delight us…

this year on our sunset visit to the park we found the paths were much drier

than the slip n slide ones we experienced last year

here is what Mr Magpie was on bended knee to photograph with his fancy camera lens…

isn’t it exquisite…

(mosaic made with Big Huge Labs)

it was fun to get out with our traveling tea cup again…

please take a moment to welcome a very talented and sweet artist friend Susan Godby to blogland on her new Rosie Inspirations blog…

her hearts for the Heart Journal 2012 challenges are gorgeous and inspiring!

as always you can stop by Kimmie’s Art in Red Wagons to see what the other Tea on Tuesday bloggers are up to …

33 responses to “Enchanted Bluebell Forest Tea

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bluebell, let alone thousands of them. Thanks Patty… it’s a gorgepous post.

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  2. Dear Patty, what a most beautiful view ,how stunning to watch all those lovely bluebells -so many in one place, and the forest with its fantastic dead fairy trees are gorgeously looking. You have had a wonderful tour, and so cosy with your tea, to have in such an enchanting place.
    Huhs from Dorthe

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  3. I love walking thru the bluebells with you and Mr. Magpie!!! The flowers, the shapes of the tree people are amazing!!!

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  4. So very pretty & dainty little flowers. They are different from the bluebells here in the UK which are just coming out – lots of blossom around though.

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  5. I am enjoying my walk with you thru the famous Virginia Bluebells. Wonder-filled photos. I must check out my Bluebells in the backyard and see if they are blooming as well. A lovely visual walk for me this morn before heading off to work.

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  6. A wonderful walk and absolutely delightful! Here in the South of England the first bluebells started to flower two weeks ago which is also far too early … but I so enjoy this time of the year. Thank you for taking us on this walk!

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  7. truly an enchanted forest! such lovely photos…I love spring flowers!

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  8. Gosh yes, it’s Blue Bell time again I must go out and get some photos as well. These are beautiful. Mr magpie is indeed clever ;0) Love your cup every where lol Love Dawn xx

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  9. Definitely bluebell delight!! I love this place! Those trees are fabulous and your captures of them…wow!!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your walk through the bluebells! I’m glad you had a less mucky walk this year. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous, as is the forest surrounding them. Mr. Magpie took a fantastic photo of the individual bluebell. I’m anxious to try dyeing those beautiful colors.

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  11. Oh these pics are so lovely Patty, really pretty x

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  12. I’ve NEVER seen a bluebell in my life, except in your wonderful photos from year to year. I especially enjoyed the mosaic and how you positioned the cup in the tree trunk. I only wish there was a place nearby my home that wasn’t flat prairie I could travel with a tea cup. You have such amazing places to take yours and such wonderful photos in the end. Love these.

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  13. oo i don’t know how one could tire of that….i would love to visit that some day…beeeee-u-tea-full!! happy tea day, dearest

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  14. beautiful! looks like a wonderful place, I’m a bit jealous all I have are dried hills :p

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  15. what an amazing and magical place!!! such gorgeous photos! my favorite is the trees on the bank and their reflection in the water – and the closeup taken by Mr Magpie on bended knee of course 🙂

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  16. So beautiful! I never get tired of the bluebell photos. I don’t think we have those here. Love the trees too.

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  17. Aha, I remember the bluebells from before. What a treat!! I’ve never seen one “live” so to speak so will settle for online. 🙂

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, magnificent photos. Wishing you all the best with your surgery. Tammy

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  19. yes… I do remember and love this trip… isn’t it crazy how early everything is, just hope we get to keep it!! xoxo

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  20. Dear Patty,
    I’m so enjoying these forests walks with my friends in the northern hemisphere!!
    The bluebells amaze me, we never see them in sheets like that – I dream of seeing these one day and taking many photos too!
    Last year I lay on the ground in Cornwall Park to photo the snowdrops – with many weird glances from passersby, wondering why this strange lady would go to such lengths.
    I keep saying to myself (it seems) “normal folk just don’t GET IT poor dears!!!
    The result of Mr M’s posturing was rewarded with the most beautiful image of all – SPECIAL!
    love
    Shane

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  21. I so enjoyed “our” walk Patty and tho I’m most usually drawn to flowers, in this case, I was totally into the forest trees. Exquisite photos!

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  22. That is just so extraordinarily gorgeous… those bluebells are breathtaking and the travelling tea cup is a perfect foil for all that vivid extraordinary colour… you are lucky to be able to be there, but thanks for sharing it with those of us who live on the other side of the world…xx

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  23. Your photos are truly enchanting in and of themselves. I am sure being there in the flesh was soooo much better.
    Happy T on T
    ~Dawn

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  24. stempelchaotin

    Oh what a tea party in a magical forest Patty.
    Amazing and mystical photo´s. Thanks for sharing my sweet friend. xoxo

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  25. I remember the bluebells from last year… are they there again? Ohmy, time flies! Love the teacup, your mister did a great job – I hope his bones/knee (joints?) don’t hurt… one man with a hurt leg is enough!

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  26. inanoctopusgarden

    absolutly enchanting! I have marked next years calendar so I wont miss it! As soon as I saw you first photo I pouted “I wanted to see that this year! Thank you for sharing this natural beauty! It’s spring – YEAH!

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  27. So beautiful Patty! I can’t believe I live so close and did not know about this! It will become a tradition from now on. AND for a very busy girl you certainly are kind to mention my new blog. I returned from my trip to the lovely surprise of visits from your kind friends. Thank you for the encouragement dear friend.
    xoxo

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  28. purplelotusart

    each year, i look forward to your bluebell post….and each year I love it even more…thank you for sharing these beautiful photos…dear one…

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  29. Breathtaking pictures , I imagine its so peaceful walking here , you are so lucky and those bluebells are fabulous, so delicate and the colours so delicious. thank you for showing us these wonderful images x

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  30. Scream out loud! You know that I love, love, love these bluebells {esp. how you present them so beautifully!}. I so agree that the bones of the forest only add to the enchantment of this special place. The VA bluebell bulbs I planted never came up and I tended to them so carefully. GA clay soil I’m guessing. And tell Mr. Fancy Lens his shot is superb:)

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  31. Oh how cool! I have bluebells in my yard! Now if they’ll just stay a little longer until I can photograph them!!!

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