I started out with the intention of making this a proper ‘scissors and glue’ collage, but the frustration of not quite being able to achieve what I wanted has driven me down the digital route.
Last weekend my wife and I took a walk in the woods at Ketteringham Hall to see one of the spring spectaculars of the English countryside: the Common Bluebell ( Hyacinthoides non scripta) in bloom.
Bluebells occur in deciduous woodland in many parts of the UK and they flower in early spring before the leaves appear on the trees, creating a thick blue carpet on the woodland floor. To many people in this country the bluebell is the quintessential sign of the arrival of spring.
Bluebells are found to a lesser extent in other parts of Europe but as far as I am aware they do not occur in any other part of the world.