Saturday, May 07, 2016
Amongst The Bluebells | Our Last Outing As A Family Of Three ♥
Monday was a bank holiday here in Ireland and Jacek had the day off - it's not often he gets a bank holiday off so we knew we had to make the most of the day. It was also a beautifully sunny day and as baby number two shall be making their appearance into our lives (hopefully!) very soon, we wanted to spend one last day outdoors as a family of three, exploring somewhere new, somewhere that Jacek and I had both wanted to photograph.
We believe that this lovely day out we all had together on Monday shall be our last as a family of three - whether that's wishful thinking or not I don't know, but I'm so glad we captured some beautiful pictures to remember the day. I have to give Jacek credit for the photos in this post, by the time we got to the bluebell woods I wasn't even fit to hold the camera, I just wanted to sit down!
The woods we walked to were Ballyannan Woods, which are along the Owenacurra Estuary in Co. Cork. When we parked the car up I didn't think we'd have to walk too long to get to the woods - how wrong I was. It was 3k there and back, not counting the walk around the woods and let me tell you, at nine months pregnant and in a lot of pain I was ready to cry getting back to the car.
The woods are absolutely stunning though, a carpet of beautiful bluebells covers the wood floor and it's unbelievably pretty to look at. We told Tyler Lee that the bluebell flowers were fairy dresses and he went off in search of the fairies - I love the sense of surprise and wonder in his face in the first image, I wonder if he thinks he was seeing something magical?
I'd love to return to the woods again once baby arrives, hopefully the beautiful bluebells will still be in bloom and I'd be able to photograph them myself this time. I do love the images Jacek captured though, the natural bokeh in the bluebell shots is just beautiful and I'm so glad he was able to capture some pictures of Tyler Lee and I together too because shots of us together are a rarity!
If this day does indeed turn out to be our last outing as a family of three then I'll be delighted that it was such a good one (even if the trek did break me!). A stunning location, sunny skies, a happy child and my boys beside me - what more could I ask for?
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