There are certain times of the year when there are those images I need to go out and take. These are the swathes of flowers whether wild or cultivated.
The first of these in the year are the Bluebells and I never get tired of the wonderful display in the woods near home and when the young Beech leaves come out to compliment the blue it is even more special. A bonus is in the early morning or if it’s damp the scent is wonderful.
Then comes the summer displays, The Opium poppies in the fields near home, The Linseed fields near Badbury Rings with their subtle blue colouring. Also the Lavender fields in Faulkland Somerset where I went on an early morning workshop with Doug Chinnery and Anthony Spencer.
A few images of the wildflower meadows sown at Barcroft Hall in Somerset. Called the ‘Field of Dreams’ it was open to the public to raise money for charity. Unfortunately the Hall I think changed hands and the meadows are no longer planted with wild flowers.
Last but not least a couple of images of the verges in Bournemouth, they are planting them up with wild flowers … what a good idea!