Bluebells, Moore Abbey, Co Kildare.
The start of May signals the commencement of trips to the woods for the bluebell season. Due to the cold weather, the bluebells were forecast to bloom later this year, so I was surprised on our first trip down to the Moore Abbey woods in Monasterevin, Co Kildare to see so many bluebells out. The wood is managed by Coillte and on my first trip a few years back was disappointed to find the wood covered by a lot of dead branches and twigs from the management process. However, I was please to find that this time around these seem to have been cleared or at least taken over by the forest and the wood appeared green and lush.
The primary purpose of the trip was a walk with my wife, but I took the camera along anyway. We were walking in the mid-afternoon sunshine which was great for walking but poor for photography therefore I settled on some close up macro shots of some bluebells which I found in a shady part of the wood. A little later, I came across a clump of wild primroses.