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. Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration. A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.
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