April 27, 2011

Into the blue...

We spent Easter catching up with my in-laws and brother-in-law's family. There was a new seven week old nephew to coo over and chocolates hidden in the garden. Perfection. It was a gorgeous, sundrenched couple of days, more like high summer than Spring.

The beautiful blues and purples of bluebells and tumbling wisteria reminded me, though, that Spring is not yet done in its extravagant displays. There were carpets of bluebells in their garden and in a nearby wood, where the lime-green of the young beech leaves sets off that indigo blue to a symbiotic perfection that it is impossible to capture on a camera, well certainly my camera. But memory tells me this Easter was all soft indigo blues, sharp greens and great cascades of purple.



The wisteria growing on the walls of their house wasn't exactly shabby either.


The fragrance on the terrace below was intoxicating, and sweet-smelling wafts made their way through open windows all over the house. Sigh.

19 comments:

  1. omg how beautiful, i almost feel as if i'm there the pictures are so clear. thanks.

    janet

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  2. How cooling and perfumed the bluebell woods appear. Just as the sun sets the badgers will be out to collect them for bedding material, carrying bunches back to their setts - creating streams of fragrance from their sleeping quarters throughout all their interconnecting tunnels. Clever badgers. I should like to sleep on a bluebell bed myself!

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  3. The lime green/bluebell blue combo is unbeatable. Must head off to a wood this weekend before the bells wither. Ax

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  4. Au contraire mon ami, you and your camera totally brought it home to us.

    Beautiful, totally my favorite spring colors. Very restful for a weary florists' eyes.

    xo Jane

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  5. Beautiful photos and how wonderful to have wisteria growing just outside the windows, I would never close them if it were my home. Abby x

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  6. Thanks for a mini-vacation during my work week! The photos are spell binding.

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  7. How lovely and peaceful. We have woods hyacinths here, but not real "bells".. I love these!

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  8. Oh my goodness, a real Bluebell Wood. It is lovely!

    Have I ever gushed poetic about Emma and Grandpa before? It was my favorite "movie" as a child - actually a collection of 12 short BBC shows, each just following Emma and her Grandpa as they explored the wonders of their little corner of the British countryside. Of course there was a Bluebell Wood.

    Annyways, I digress. Thank you for sharing the beauty!

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  9. Oh what glorious photos! Truly feel like I was there to enjoy them in person. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Isn't God good to give us such beauty to enjoy?! Just lovely! Love Brenda

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  10. What a fantastic wisteria...the smell wafting through windows must be wonderful.
    Beautiful photos as always...
    Julie x

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  11. Belinda no wonder the poet R.Browning on his 'Home thoughts from Abroad' wrote Oh, to be in England now that April's there,and whoever wakes in England sees,some morning,unaware,.........

    Your beautiful photos capture his words perfectly.Ida x

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  12. All those wonderful bright greens with the bluebells so beautiful.. it must of been wonderful in the sunshine. Although the weather has changed here, quite chilly now x

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  13. Simply beautiful Belinda. There is nothing quite like a walk through a bluebell wood and on a lovely day - perfect!

    My neighbour's wisteria is draped all over my back flint wall ... it takes my breath away everytime I walk past.

    Jeanne
    x

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  14. Oh, my goodness, Belinda! These are the most beautiful pictures! Absolutely nothing amiss with your skills or your camera. This is a post I will be returning to again and again! It's truly magical!!! We have nothing to compete with this, here!

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  15. Hi Belinda,

    What a lovely garden this is. It looks more like a wood!! The bluebells look breathtaking!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  16. Gorgeous! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love Wisterias, so I paused on those photos for quite a while!

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  17. Such l o v e l y pictures! The path in the woods, oh I´d love to ride there!
    The green so innocent.
    You succeeded perfectly. Thank you!

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  18. Fabulous! I think there is something about that purpley blue and grass green toghether that is just so irresistible. Linda x

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