Springtime

For the Fun Theme Photo Meme in May 2020, the prompt was Springtime.

The theme for #WickedWednesday in April 2021, the prompt is Spring – so I hope you’ll forgive this blast from the past! I tried layering an image of beautiful bluebells over a leggy one of me in fishnets and ankle boots.

 

I have been out on my usual walks with the dogs, listening to Audible or sharing the dog’s company with my youngest. Much more frequently than last year, when our 4-legged friend was on crate rest after an operation. I love to witness the tight buds on trees and bushes as they unfurl – looking so soft and green, clearly well nourished by sap.  As summer progresses and the leaves get wider they lose their ‘tender’ appearance, working hard to photosynthesise they also provide more shade.

I’ve noticed the earliest flowers of the year are predominantly white or yellow, but as spring starts to take hold the majority of the ground flowers are in shades of blue – such as bluebells, forget-me-nots and speedwell. I live near several wooded areas and it uplifts my spirits when I see the bluebells painting the woodland floor blue. The blossom on the trees has been particularly charming this year, it hasn’t been too windy, which of course blows it off.

Fun fact : The sticky sap which leaks out of the stem of a bluebell if picked (wild bluebells should be left for others to admire them) was once used by ‘fletchers’ to glue flights (trimmed feathers) to arrows used in archery and to glue pages into books. The crushed bulbs of wild bluebells produce a starchy substance which, in Elizabethan times, was used to stiffen the ruffs of collars and sleeves.

Not a sexy post, but I’m sure you’ll find a great variety if you visit the posts linked to the #WickedWednesday meme.

 

 

The Fun Theme Photo Meme

16 thoughts on “Springtime”

  1. I love these images. Bluebells are pretty, and I used to think fairy’s used the flowers as hats and skirts. Thank the ladybird book Thumbelina lol

    Thank you for sharing Posy,

    Sweet x

    1. Ha – me too Sweet! My Granny told me stories that led me to believe these things. Thanks for your support.

    1. Thanks Elliott – I was pleased with the layering I managed, but I need to play about with the effect more. Bluebells grow wild in the UK, I’m not sure we can get them in nurseries either.

  2. What a lovely edit Posy! Looks a little magical, fairy like and certainly brings on the sense of spring. And a lovely picture of the bluebells below. I have a particular liking for bluebells latelt

    1. Hey ML – I’m delighted you felt that – the bluebell picture at the bottom is what is overlaid on my fishnet image, but I had to also share it uncluttered as it was so beautiful.

    1. Thanks Lisa – I’m glad you liked it! I answer to either spelling and also (the popular autocorrect) Post!

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