Bluebells in Bloom


Bluebells in Bloom in Killenthomas wood.

Cover photo taken by Philomena Brady

After a very strange year, the arrival of the bluebells in bloom coincided with a partial lifting of restrictions so some of our members took the opportunity to visit Kilinthomas Wood just outside Rathangan. A haven of trails meadering through the wood with the heavenly scent of  Bluebells and Garlic flowers – a wonderful way to enjoy a summers evening.

Evening Sun
Evening Sun in Kilinthomas Wood (photo by Bridie Roe)

The blooming of the Bluebells is an indication of Summer’s arrival – a wonderful time to take out the camera.

Bluebells in Kilinthomas Wood (Photo by Mary Theresa Clancy)

The wild garlic flowers have a strong scent but seem to blossom beside the bluebells.

Wild Garlic Flowers
Wild Garlic flowers in Kilinthomas Wood (Photo by Mary O’Grady)

The ferns and other foliage in the wood can always catch the eye of photographers.

Ferns and Bluebells in KIlinthomas Wood (Photo by Marie Kearns)

The changing light can be a little tricky but patience and a little help from members helps.

Blanket of Bluebells
A blanket of Bluebells in Kilinthomas Wood (Photo by Martina Hanbury)

The club has continued to meet via Zoom during Covid lockdown but to physically meet (socially distanced of course) was a tonic. Every outing proves to be a great social event along with sharing hints & tips to help us improve our photography techniques.

See more photos from our outing to see the arrival of the bluebells in bloom over on our Facebook Page

Also Check out our look back on our 2020 members competitions here

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