A springtime carpet of English bluebells in Cornwall.
A tiered amphitheatre-like structure on the outskirts of Redruth Mid Cornwall, Gwennap Pit now stands as a memorial to the Methodist movement across the UK in the 18th century, and is also in full use as a place of worship. It is thought this geographical and historical anomaly was formed by the falling of old mine workings and marks the spot preacher John Wesley termed “the most magnificent spectacle this side of heaven”. Gwennap can hold a crowd as large as 1,500 around its 12 ‘rings’.
Bluebells carpeting the ground under the trees in Enys Gardens, Penryn, Cornwall.
The bluebells are always an amazing sight when in full bloom during the Enys Gardens Bluebell Festival in May. All I could hear was the buzzing of the insects and the birds singing when I took this photograph late in the afternoon. Such a treat to have this wonderful place right on my doorstep.