Showing posts from May 3, 2015

Poetry Day Among The Bluebells

7th May, 2015, it's Poetry Day in Ireland, so we did an extra Bards In The Woods, on. Thursday evening among the Bluebells of Derren Woods. Some new water pools since we were here last Sunday ... A breeder of midges ... though it was only at a couple of spots they bothered us. The group enter the Bluebell World ... I never get a pic of everybody together ... I think it was 8 of us, and unlike last Sunday, all via Facebook this time and none via Poetry Ireland. Oops, keep off the Bluebells ... Yes, these Bluebells ... Some stops for poem readings ... At some point I will upload the YouTubes of the readings ... Some poems about Bluebells, though ... and we explore more ... to see more Bluebells ... Including white ones, sometimes ... and wild garlic We mourned the passing of our Bardic Tree, seemingly felled for no real reason ... The last glimmer of sun before sunset ... Time for tea befo

Bealtaine 2015, Derreen Woods, the Bluebell Woods

Ah, I've been many times before, but our local bluebell woods never tire. Two or three visits a year in May is essential. Bluebells are truly the sign of Spring becoming summer as they are the last of the Spring flowers, or could we call them the first of the summer flowers? After being in the USA for a month, Bards In The Woods was new again. It was exciting to unpack my store of picnic delph and wash them up again ... Here are some of our people of today, travelling to here from Letterkenny, Ballina, Castlebar, Sligo and our local man Michael who is always good to see. It was an all Irish born bunch today which I find heartening as when I started the Bards In The Woods lark it was always us blow ins. So into the bluebell woods we go ... Bluebells not as thick and as blue as other years. Two years ago was perhaps the best. Blossoming was not great last year. I was disturbed by how many visiting people picked huge bunches of the flowers. The '