Blog posts are like bluebells: better late than never.
Ever faithful to our tradition, Albert and I set off to Blackbury Camp in late April, for our fourth annual photo session among the bluebells (see previous excursions here). It was beautiful, but the bluebells were a little late this year and not in full bloom yet, so they didn’t show up well in the photos. So we waited. And waited. Two weeks later we went back – and our patience was well and truly rewarded by Mama Nature!
There are many reasons why it has taken me nearly half a year to get this blog post up, but chief among them is procrastination. Whittling 250-ish photos and videos down to 35 was a task so daunting that I found I had no problem with postponing it. The day we visited this ancient, enchanted bluebell forest back in May was so beautiful that everything my eyes landed on became a magnificent motif, and selecting just a few favourites was nigh on impossible.
Still – better late than never – and what could be better than photos of a magical meadow of bluebells on a rainy November afternoon? I hope you feel the same way – enjoy!
(If you can’t see the video above, click here to experience the atmosphere in the bluebell woods.)
Blackbury Camp is an English Heritage site, but the National Trust is also very important to the preservation of English bluebells. Their habitats are threatened by Spanish bluebells who have spread past private garden boundaries, as well as by new hybrid varieties. Click here to find a list of National Trust bluebell woods in your area that you can visit in the spring.
Beautiful bluebells as far as the eye can see…
By the way, we’ve already been back to Blackbury Camp for our autumn photo shoot – I’ll try not to be as slow with that blog post as I was with this one! 😉