Bluebell Heaven by Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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“IF A PERSON WALKS IN THE WOODS
AND LISTENS CAREFULLY,
HE MAY LEARN MORE THAN WHAT IS IN BOOKS”

George Washington Carver

“THE HEART IS THE ONLY BROKEN INSTRUMENT THAT WORKS"

T. E. Kalem quotes

I use a Lumix panasonic point and shoot camera

I love this bluebell wood and I came here so many times that Spring! It is Blackbury Camp, in Devon ENGLAND, which is an old Iron Age Hillfort Site in the middle of a forest. You have to drive down a windy rough little road and across a stream to get there – its worth it!
I liked seeing the children and adults playing amongst the bluebells – it is quite magical!

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BLACKBURY CAMP

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Hillfort in Devon

In Prehistoric Hillforts in Devon, this one is described as’important’ and with ‘an unusual entrance’. The excavation in 1952-54 by the Devon Archaeological Society showed that the main gate had been an imposing structure.
Inside is very cool and peaceful, with a cathedral-like canopy of tall trees. The enclosing banks are still well-defined, and at the southern entrance you are still able to see the unusual layout of defensive banks. The land falls away down the slope of the hill here.

The oval enclosure of about 2 hectares now in open woodland straddles a 180m steep-sided Greensand ridge capped with clay and flints. It was defended by a substantial rampart and ditch, with one entrance facing the southern slopes; other gaps are recent. A triangular earthwork was added screening the gate – the so-called barbican entrance; it contained a central embanked passageway with a compartment on either side, probably used as stock pens.
Excavation showed that the main gate had been an imposing structure. The rounded rampart ends projected forward and were built up with flint nodules, retained by a timber palisade. Deep post-holes indicated the gate, probably with a bridge to link the ramparts. There was a second timber gateway at the entrance to the barbican. In the interior, the post-holes of a rectilinear hut were uncovered with a cooking pit nearby. Iron slag from the local limonite ores, whetstones and spindle whorls were found along with more than 1,200 sling stones. The pottery included decorated Glastonbury ware and some earlier plain Iron Age wares indicating that the fort was in use from the early 3rd century BC onwards."

A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous place…almost magical…nice capture :o)

  • THANKYOU SO MUCH DAWN!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • kkphoto1
    kkphoto1over 3 years ago

    Lovely scene you have captured here. Love the bluebells & the George Washington Carver saying & he was so right!

  • thankyou so much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Aase
    Aaseover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful scene and colours Charmiene:-)

  • thankyou Aase!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous scene Charmiene x

  • thankyou Pauline!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago

    THIS IMAGE E’ WONDERFULL……COLOUR BEAUTIFULL …GUENDALYN

  • thankyou Guenda!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • hootonles
    hootonlesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful

  • thankyou so much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • thankyou Sylvia!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Charmiene!! this is one image I will always have in my head of England…bluebells and woods,they just go together……wonderful memories!!

  • thankyou Kate!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 3 years ago

    I can hear the fairies! :o) Magical view Charmiene, this is gorgeous.

  • thankyou Zoe!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    enchanting beauty. love the quote too and the video! XOXOXOXOXOX

  • thankyou Shar xxxxxxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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