It has been a hard few weeks for everyone in lock down, with a further extension on lock down a lot of people are getting the blues. I am keeping positive the best I can. I've actually started learning the piano again which I'm playing an hour everyday. On a mission to learn the Frozen song haha!
Creatively though I feel lost, and I really miss working. I miss being around smiley children and holding precious newborns for cuddles, and having that opportunity to capture those amazing moments. Seeing the love between newly weds and getting up super early to drive into London to capture school photography moments. All of this has certainly really made me appreciate what I have, and its going to make me treasure and push my business more and more.
Back to lego though..... so I thought I would share my funny scenes I made last Friday. It was a bit of fun and something to get creative with and use my camera. I had a blast but also realise anyone can do this, and it could be a lot of fun with the children too. Check it out and let me know what you think :-)!
Which are you favourite? Would you like to see more? Have you thought of anything you could do?
Let me know would love to hear and see what you might get up too!
All my love,
So as promised I have put together a list of where to find bluebells in the area. Some of these places are currently closed due to the current situation but use this list for next year perhaps!
I hope if you are near them you are able to enjoy them as much as I do! This list contains bigger and smaller areas to go see them, remember to take a camera and that these beautiful flowers wont be around for very long so they are super special!
MAIDENHEAD /HIGH WYCOMBE AREA
BURNHAM/ TAPLOW/ SLOUGH AREAS
I also did a little map and pinned roughly where they all are. Hope this helps !
Please don't forget these flowers are protected by law, it is an offence to uproot, pick or trample on them deliberately, so stick to the paths.. If you would like to learn more about them please read my blog on '10 facts about bluebell flowers'
All my love,
| AROUND HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION OF THESE FLOWERS GROW IN THE UK, RELATIVELY RARE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD |
Here in the UK we have some incredible bluebell displays. Each spring, special woods are transformed by a shimmering carpet of blue. They provide the perfect setting for imaginary adventures, and a unique location for some special photos or a fairy adventure with the kiddies. This is one of my favourite times to take photos because it’s the start of Spring, which means England is starting to get warm YAY and I am a sucker for some sun. Over the years doing bluebell shoots I have come to appreciate and have a real love for the bluebells. It saddens me a lot that due to what’s going on I don’t get to capture this moment. So, I thought I would chat all things bluebell and write a few blogs about their beauty.
Some fun facts about bluebells to tell the kiddies:
| A FAVOURITE WITH THE FAIRIES, A SURE SIGN SPRING IS IN FULL SWING |
| BLUEBELL’S ARE A SYMBOL OF HUMILITY, CONSTANCY, GRATITUDE AND EVERLASTNG LOVE, IT MAY BE THE ORIGIN OF THE TRADITION THAT A BRIDE SHOULD WEAR 'SOMETHING BLUE' ON THEIR WEDDING DAY |
ENGLISH BLUEBELL SPANISH BLUEBELL
There are three main ways to tell them apart:
- Spanish bluebells have no scent whereas native bluebells do
- Spanish bluebells are much paler in colour
- Spanish bluebells grow straight, whereas native bluebells have a strong recurved tepals.
I hope you may have learnt something and can share these fun facts with others. Stay tuned for my next blog on where to find them near by!
All my love xx
| THE VIOLET GLOW OF A BLUEBELL WOOD IS A INCREDIBLE WILDFLOWER SPECTACLE |