Sunday, May 04, 2014

Bluebell Days



Clumps of bluebells dot the woods these days. I have a growing patch of them in my garden. A few stems, an old book and some sea glass led to a fun session playing with my camera.


The book I used was Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Later, I thought it would have been more apt to choose an English author - Jane Austen or one of the Bronte sisters. Ah well. Next time.


Rain drips down this afternoon and there's a cozy fire burning. A real change after a week of summery weather. Spring is capricious around here, blowing hot or cold with sudden change. Still, who can complain when bluebells are blooming?

Linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

31 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the photographs. The compositions are wonderful. It is a drizzly drippy spring day, but a wonderful one too. I enjoyed the summery weather last week and I enjoy a snuggling in, rainy day too. My pansies are bright spots just outside the living room window and some geraniums and a snowball bush wait to be potted up.

eileeninmd said...

The bluebells and images are lovely. Our weather is much the same, we are having a cooler spring than what we are used to..It is a joy to see flowers and spring! Have a happy week!

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the bluebells. Mine have been out of bloom for some time now. That spot of blue in the garden after a cold winter is so wonderful!

Vee said...

Very artsy...love your playing. I think my favorite is with the sea glass. I often think the weather there and here is bookend weather. It has been a crazy spring rain/hail/thunderstorm weather.

Vee said...

weather day.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So pretty...your blue bells.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

So ethereal and delicate / lovely! :)

ellen b. said...

Such beautiful stems!

podso said...

Very nice work with your camera play! Love bluebells. And I like your new header. Those spools are among my favorite of all your pictures!

Art and Sand said...

Your bluebells are gorgeous. My garden is suffering from the drought so I have to switch to drought tolerant plants. Ninety degree weather this past week left my hydrangeas quite sickly looking.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bluebells are pretty and I like how you have positioned them with the book and sea glass.

Cheryl said...

I, too, love your new header! It is such an apt representation of your blog.
Ah...the bluebells...indeed, who could complain? Lovely!

Marilyn said...

Love the way you played with your camera.
The weather is capricious here also. Brrrr!
Now bluebells are a different story. I would
love seeing them in the woods running rampant,
but in my yard they are out of control. Last year
I dug up a bunch and still they are invasive. I do
so enjoy seeing them though in your photos for
there they warm my heart.

cucki said...

Sweet x

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Love your play time with these as the photos turn out to be so beautiful!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What beautiful flowers! I have to see if we can grow them in Virginia. I love everything about bluebells, particularly the color. I LOVE sea glass! They are just little broken pieces, but I find them beautiful and intriguing. Every time I found one, I would wonder where it came from and what it once was.

Pamela Gordon said...

Such beautiful flowers! I love your creative photos. I'm sorry the weather has turned on you there. You've had such gorgeous weather recently. Hopefully it won't last long.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful flowers.

Poppy said...

What beautiful bluebells, whimsical and wonderful, the latest characters on this spring stage!

Poppy

aimee said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos Lorrie! I love bluebells--their color is amazing! Sigh. Our weather is temperamental here too. Today we have had everything from overcast to partly sunny skies...I am ready to be warm (but not hot) on a more regular basis:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Jill said...

To my knowledge I've never even seen bluebells. They look so dainty and pretty!

Jen Vandervoort said...

Sea glass, and bluebells...I miss both. Our condo had masses and masses of them. The Elderly English lady upstairs used to pull them out by the handfuls exclaiming, "weeds, weeds" I would follow behind her, and replant them.

Jen

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie,

These vignettes are absolutely lovely!! I'm somewhat obsessed with Bluebells. We had some growing in a bed at our first house; they were planted by the previous owners, and I always enjoyed them so much. But you don't see them a lot in our part of the world. Do they grow wild in your woods? If so, how wonderful. I always thought they only grew wild in England. How lucky you are to have those! I love your pairing with the book and the sea glass.

Have a wonderful week, Lorrie. :)

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Pondside said...

Our lilacs are still tightly in bud, but the bluebells have given a beautiful show.
I like your composition very much. It's the sort of beautiful image that will get you through a rainy winter!

Mrs.Rabe said...

So lovely!

Deanna

G. S. said...

They are so pretty - thanks for sharing them with us.
Thanks for stopping by. The blooms in my post are in the rhododendron family. Wish there was a gardenia bush close - love the fragrance.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bluebells are lovely...the perfect shade of blue. And I have a special fondness for Cross Creek. I live near Cross Creek and have visited Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home place several times. Some of the places we hike and spend time are very much like the 'Old Florida' she describes in her books. I don't have this book but I just came across her cookbook and bought it. I need to get a post written about it soon! Enjoy your week!

Mary Cromer said...

LOVE these, wish we had some here, the colour is really lovely~

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Lorrie...such beauty! The color and texture of the bluebells comes through beautifully! You have given me another flower to research..wondering if these lovelies will grow in my neck of the woods? Smiles...Susan

lindaakacraftygardener said...

lovely series of photos ... blooms are slower to appear this year in Ontario

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Totally gorgeous photos... lovely notecards these would make!