A Feast of Spring Bluebells
We were impatient for Spring to make its move, despite a mild winter that added confusion to our plants and trees, Spring did suddenly appear with a rush.
Sadly for some of those harbingers of Spring there flurry into colourful life will soon be over for another year. The Bluebells are already showing signs that their end is near. The rich green fronds (leaves) that for some time hid the core of the sparkling Blue flowers on their long slender stems, are now falling back dry and fading….soon they will be decay back into the ground to await a new year and a new spring.
Maybe we should look on this positively as whilst they are supposedly dormant under the surface the bulbs from which they come could well be multiplying.
So best take what could be a last look at our Bluebells for this year…
Oh!….and don’t forget to take a deep breath of their sweet woodland perfume.
(C) David Oakes 2017