Yesterday was a lovely day. Shirley was going shopping in Leeds with a friend so I decided to drive out into Derbyshire specifically to take photographs of the bluebells in Lindop Wood. It is just south of the hamlet of Calton Lees on the Chatsworth Estate.
I discovered Lindop Wood's bluebells four or five years back when I was rambling in the area without a camera. Having very recently seen the bluebells in Sheffield's ancient Ecclesall Woods, I guessed correctly that they would also be out in Derbyshire.
You have to catch bluebells when they are blooming and that period of time doesn't last for long - two weeks at most. If you miss them you have to wait another year.
With my bad knee and a chest infection, I have not been feeling too well of late. But the walk to Lindop Wood and back to the car would be a under a mile. I could surely cope with that.
I also took a few pictures of an old, open-sided barn and the cows that were loitering there waiting to be milked. And a few more pictures in Calton Lees itself. The blue paint indicates that the cottage belongs to Chatsworth House - ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire.