Enchanted forests carpeted in beautiful Bluebells (15 pictures)

An inspirational view, along with a motivational quote by Norman Vincent Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Photo by Happy Jack

An inspirational view, along with a motivational quote by Norman Vincent Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Photo by Happy Jack

Every spring as the soil warms and the leaves begin to form a shade canopy over Europe’s ancient woodlands, there is a wildflower spectacle in the undergrowth. When millions of violet-blue bluebells stretch as far as the eye can see and their strong, sweet scent permeates the air, the forest seems almost magical. Because these woods take on an almost enchanted quality when carpeted by beautiful bluebells, it may be why bluebells have also been dubbed “fairy flowers.” If you are not fortunate enough to experience beautiful British bluebell woods in real life, we hope you can be inspired by these pictures of heavenly bluebells.

A rich bed of bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Little Chittenden Wood, near to Four Elms, Kent, Great Britain. There are many different types of bluebells, just as there are many different common names for them, including bluebell, common bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, bell bottle, fairy flower, wild hyacinth and wood bell. Photo by Oast House Archive

A rich bed of bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Little Chittenden Wood, near to Four Elms, Kent, Great Britain. There are many different types of bluebells, just as there are many different common names for them, including bluebell, common bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, bell bottle, fairy flower, wild hyacinth and wood bell. Photo by Oast House Archive

An inspirational view, along with a motivational quote by Norman Vincent Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Photo by Happy Jack

An inspirational view, along with a motivational quote by Norman Vincent Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Photo by Happy Jack

Bluebells at Badbury Hill. BBC wrote, “The brevity of the bloom gives the sense of the circus coming to town for a few days only. Transience is everywhere at play: in the way that the light falls and changes the color of the woodland floor. When the sun’s high at noon, there’s a sapphire dazzle that leaves an imprint on your retina when you look away. The poet Gerald Manley Hopkins was fascinated by bluebells. He wrote of the ‘blue-buzzed haze’ and how ‘woodland banks wash wet like lakes’ lines that make instant sense when you visit a bluebell woodland like this one.” Photo by Paul Appleton

Bluebells at Badbury Hill. BBC wrote, “The brevity of the bloom gives the sense of the circus coming to town for a few days only. Transience is everywhere at play: in the way that the light falls and changes the color of the woodland floor. When the sun’s high at noon, there’s a sapphire dazzle that leaves an imprint on your retina when you look away. The poet Gerald Manley Hopkins was fascinated by bluebells. He wrote of the ‘blue-buzzed haze’ and how ‘woodland banks wash wet like lakes’ lines that make instant sense when you visit a bluebell woodland like this one.” Photo by Paul Appleton

Bluebells in the highlands of Ballachulish, Scotland. Although these wildflowers can be planted, they are a woodland plant. So when you see bluebells in a field, it tends to mean that the area was once a woods before man moved it and cut it down. Off the coast of Pembrokeshire in southwestern Wales, beautiful bluebells bloom across the open fields of Skomer island which used to be wooded. Photo by Jim Monk

Bluebells in the highlands of Ballachulish, Scotland. Although these wildflowers can be planted, they are a woodland plant. So when you see bluebells in a field, it tends to mean that the area was once a woods before man moved it and cut it down. Off the coast of Pembrokeshire in southwestern Wales, beautiful bluebells bloom across the open fields of Skomer island which used to be wooded. Photo by Jim Monk

The carpet of beautiful bluebells makes an almost magical setting and may also be why these wildflowers have been called fairy flowers. According to the photographer, “There are more bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in England than anywhere else in the world, and Micheldever Wood often has a magnificent display.” Photo by Anguskirk

The carpet of beautiful bluebells makes an almost magical setting and may also be why these wildflowers have been called fairy flowers. According to the photographer, “There are more bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in England than anywhere else in the world, and Micheldever Wood often has a magnificent display.” Photo by Anguskirk

Bluebells in the evening. Mark Twain said, “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Photo by Christopher_Hawkins

Bluebells in the evening. Mark Twain said, “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Photo by Christopher_Hawkins

The photographer said this is the inquisitive Muntjac in the bluebell forest. This animals is also called the “barking deer.” Photo by MARK-SPOKES.COM

The photographer said this is the inquisitive Muntjac in the bluebell forest. This animals is also called the “barking deer.” Photo by MARK-SPOKES.COM

Patch of bluebell woodlands called Dockey Wood between Hurst Farm and Ivinghoe Common, UK. The British bluebell woods are late to bloom this year. Matthew Oates, naturalist for the National Trust, said, “The true beauty of our bluebells – the color, the scent, the view – makes them an essential and special element to our springtime experience.” Photo by Keith Hulbert and Paul Zarucki

Patch of bluebell woodlands called Dockey Wood between Hurst Farm and Ivinghoe Common, UK. The British bluebell woods are late to bloom this year. Matthew Oates, naturalist for the National Trust, said, “The true beauty of our bluebells – the color, the scent, the view – makes them an essential and special element to our springtime experience.” Photo by Keith Hulbert and Paul Zarucki

The photographer wrote, “The low sun was casting amazing long shadows between bright spears of light. There was quite a breeze too – and so the whole scene swayed and ‘breathed’. Taken in Ashridge Forest – just off the road to the Beacon. There are several acres of bluebells carpeting the entire forest floor.” Photo by Ken Douglas

The photographer wrote, “The low sun was casting amazing long shadows between bright spears of light. There was quite a breeze too – and so the whole scene swayed and ‘breathed’. Taken in Ashridge Forest – just off the road to the Beacon. There are several acres of bluebells carpeting the entire forest floor.” Photo by Ken Douglas

Not just dogs love the bluebells; this is Vladimir the Siberian Tiger relaxing in the bluebells at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Photo by Rob Brooks

Not just dogs love the bluebells; this is Vladimir the Siberian Tiger relaxing in the bluebells at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Photo by Rob Brooks

The English and Spanish bluebells are native to Europe and the British isles. Pictured above are Spanish bluebells. For people in England who are trying to discern if their bluebells are native or not, there is a handy guide. We think they are all beautiful. “Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see; But the wild bluebell is the flower for me,” wrote Louisa A. Meredith, in The Bluebell. Photo by Tristan Martin

The English and Spanish bluebells are native to Europe and the British isles. Pictured above are Spanish bluebells. For people in England who are trying to discern if their bluebells are native or not, there is a handy guide. We think they are all beautiful. “Oh! roses and lilies are fair to see; But the wild bluebell is the flower for me,” wrote Louisa A. Meredith, in The Bluebell. Photo by Tristan Martin

Sunlight on the enchanted forest. The symbolic meaning of bluebells “have long been symbolic of humility and gratitude. They are associated with constancy, gratitude and everlasting love.” Photo via 1ms

Sunlight on the enchanted forest. The symbolic meaning of bluebells “have long been symbolic of humility and gratitude. They are associated with constancy, gratitude and everlasting love.” Photo via 1ms

The bluebells path at the end of an afternoon in Belgium. The bluebells of Halle’s woods has been called one of Belgium’s best kept secrets. Photo by Vincent Brassinne

The bluebells path at the end of an afternoon in Belgium. The bluebells of Halle’s woods has been called one of Belgium’s best kept secrets. Photo by Vincent Brassinne

The photographer said bluebell time in the Belgium forest shows the “three layers of the enchanted Spring.” Photo by Vincent Brassinne

The photographer said bluebell time in the Belgium forest shows the “three layers of the enchanted Spring.” Photo by Vincent Brassinnepictures)

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