Carpet of blue

The first week of May is when I expect to see the woodland floor transformed into a dense carpet of blue and this rainy year has been no exception.  Even though the first of the bluebells started to appear as early as a month ago, which came as a bit of a surprise, it has only been in the past few days that they have really come into their zenith and the flashes of blue between trees – as though applied by the sweep of a paintbrush –  have been driving me to distraction on car journeys when I’ve been unable to stop to take pictures.

Based on previous years’ experience, I expected to find the best of them in South Oxfordshire and took some photos there the other day but it was this display at The Vyne in Hampshire that had me filling a memory card with a zillion shots. As the newly unfurled leaves are still almost acid-green, the combination of colours makes for a spectacular woodland scene – one of the reasons why this has to be my favourite month of the year.

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. A lifetime of "feeling outside" of mainstream...slowly emerging as Asperger's Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome plus a complex of co-morbid health challenges, being a confirmed Highly Sensitive Person and an INFJ personality type, not to mention born under an out of bounds moon (need I go on) fed into the creation of Living Whole; a self-exploratory blog fed by a wide angle lens tilted at "health and wellness" topics. Meanwhile, Spinning the Light is a free-for-all covering a multitude of playful and positive subjects about life in the broadest sense...written with a no-holds-barred approach. Needless to say, their subjects cross over quite often.
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