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 full-time professional artist (painting moments of everyday radiance in oil on canvas), a photographer, fabric designer and published writer with several blogs, on various topics, to her name. Light on Art is her art-related blog sharing recent artworks and inspiration.Living Your Whole Life is a health and lifestyle blog sharing all the many highlights of learning how to transform your health and wellbeing (spiralling out of ten years recovering from fibromyalgia). Spinning the Light is a very broad-based platform of self-discovery where she explores the everyday alchemy that is available to all beings just as soon as they open up to life's fullest potential.Helen White Photography is a portal for sharing her Fine Art photographs which are available as Limited Edition prints.
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