I DREAMT the Bells were Ringing

But all that I could see

Were miles & miles of BLUEBELLS

Spread out like a Sea !


Their bright blue heads all JINGLING

And JANGLING in the breeze

A sea of blue ~ the brightest hue

Beneath the Woodland Trees !


Their scent it was so delicate

It took my breath away !

Now Im awake ~ My TEDDY I'll take



Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN 🧡


I know its unseasonal in Autumn but I love BLUEBELLS

and this is based on another POEM by our Friend Pat

and it was on Her Stall (with the Picture !) to raise money

for our local HOSPICE ! We can learn a lot about PLANTS


the Sun and bloom early before the Trees are in full leaf.

They never grow under Evergreens or Beech because the

Mull & More is too acidic. Kids love them (and the stories

of BLUEBELL FAIRIES !) and they seem to appear overnight !

As soon as the tree canopy thickens and when competitive

plants appear (like nettles & brambles) they disappear until

the next spring. Like in Life (and Football !) English BLUEBELLS

have to compete with the Spanish ~ but maybe after BREXIT

they will all go back to BARCELONA ! Love BRIAN & ANGELA   😎🧡😎🧡


  • orchidee

    A fine write B&A. A true story - a visiting preacher came to us once. He had quite a large teddy bear with him. He said he takes it everywhere with him. Causes mixed reactions from people!


      Me and my TEDDY BEAR
      Have no worries ~ Have no cares
      Me and my TEDDY BEAR
      Just Play & Play all day !

      At the foot of my BED ~ to keep me safe @ night ~ I always have Big Ted ~ Little Ted ~ Stripey Cat & Panda ~ so I can empathise with "The Preacher & His Dancin' Bear". In my experience all Preachers are eccentric ! Thanks for your comment ~ Yours BRIAN & BEARS & STRIPEY CAT !

    • Goldfinch60

      Bluebells are so wonderful to see Brian, thank you or the reminder of what is to come in a few months.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks UNCLE ANDY ~ I always see BLUEBELLS as the real harbinger of Spring & Summer because they have to fight for the light before the tree canopy thickens. Because their BULBS multiply we know that come MARCH they will all suddenly BLOOM again ! We will be offline next week ~ Love to JOYCE & YOURSELF ~ Brian & Angela 🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • Michael Edwards

        Ah plants - now you are in my territory. I also love the larger blousier Spanish Bluebells ( Hyacinthoides Hispanica) but sadly they are taking over and pushing our own more delicate English bluebell ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta) into second place. Not sure why we call them English as they grow all over the continent. Love the write by the way.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          THANKS UNCLE STEVE ~ As part of my OU Degree I did a project on Bluebell Zonation (for the ECOLOGY UNIT) very interesting. In some areas there were more than 50% Spanish ~ Like Senoritas very Beautiful but very competitive. Thanks for your comment. We will be off line next week. Yours BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡

        • Christina8

          What a beautiful picture and poem of bluebells---I have never seen a picture like that before! As everything here is dying in the cold, it is a breath of fresh air to see such a beautiful sight!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            GRACIAS CHRISTINA ~ Pleased you enjoyed it. In the UK the density of Bluebells is very intensity ~ this results in a very Deep Blue as in the photo ! The BULBS multiply each year so it gets BLUER ! It is getting colder here and parts of the Country have had FROST ~ FLOODS ~ HURRICANES not as bad as other parts of the World including FLORIDA's Panhandle ~ Tallahassee etc. I'm doing Coastal erosion next week ! Hope its not too wet ! There are still some slots on my FUSION on Happiness I have added some Spiritual Ones based on MATTHEW Chapter 5 ~ The BEATITUDES ~ Perhaps you could add another ? There are lots of things and experiences that make us HAPPY apart from People ! Every blessing ~ Abrazos Y Besos ~ Hermano BRIAN 🧡

          • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

            B&A, Wonderful write. I could vividly see the image, in my mind, of a vast sea of purple bluebells.

            And the rhythm was excellent. You should be proud of this poem. I loved it.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              THANKS TAMARA ~ Yes indeed BLUEBELLS are unique in both their colour & appearance and almost make one believe in FAIRIES ! I am a Performance POET and in RECITATION ~ RHYTHM is more important than RHYME ~ AMEN ! Yours BRIAN.

            • Jooles

              Awww I love bluebells...we get lots in Scotland. Great write

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS JOOLES ~ Pleased you enjoyed it ! I've been to Scotland i' the Spring & enjoyed the Highland Bluebells ~ lively & lovely ~ Yours BRIAN

              • Maxine Smith

                Gorgeous picture and beautiful write Brian, I’ve missed your work.
                Always visualising, colourful and uplifting.
                Hope you both are well?
                I need to work hard to get some work back up here, huge writers block lately, manic life and my thoughts just haven’t been flowing like I want.
                Hope to have more flowing to share with you soon.
                Maybe a and Xmas collab?

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  THANKS MAXINE ~ Missed you too lately ! Pleased you liked the PIC & POEM. I know what you mean 'The trivial round the common task' (work etc) does dampen the muse. A collaboration on Christmas would be good we could post it in NOVEMBER and call it "ANTICIPATING CHRISTMAS" I will send you a suggestion and we could work on it ~ OK ? Yours as always BRIAN 😎 🧡

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