Wednesday, 5 June 2013
I haven't really had time to go in search of bluebells this year, though I love them. Their short season is almost over now. I was pleased, therefore, to spy this pretty garden full of them, right in the centre of Saltaire. I suppose they will be the garden Spanish sort, or hybrids, rather than native English ones. In the wild our native bluebells, which have a simpler flower head and a sweet scent, are being crowded out by the garden escapes and that is a concern to conservationists. From a photographer's point of view it doesn't really matter, I guess, as they all produce the characteristic 'haze of blue' effect in our gardens and woodlands. It's the loveliest sight, especially married with a blue sky.