Friday, 11 May 2018

Blue period


I'm sure this isn't an original observation but I can't help noticing that nature is in her blue period.  Early in the year flowers are white or yellow (snowdrop, aconite, daffodil) but although there are yellow flowers now (cowslip, dandelion) somehow it's blue which is now centre stage.


Yesterday at Elsham it was speedwell (veronica montana) which caught my eye.  These lovely wild flowers were right next to the pathway.   Each flower is tiny and almost insignificant but en masse they are stunning.

  


Even more stunning were these bluebells in the lovely dappled sunlight.  I could have looked at this clump for hours!   


I'm not sure what this is - maybe a variety of Nepeta?  (Come on, one of my readers must know?)


But not to leave Caistor out, here's another drift of bluebells, this time in the churchyard.  

Nature may be blue but I'm not.  Who could be amongst all this beauty!

9 comments:

  1. A blue period indeed! How beautiful the bluebells are.
    Your plant certainly looks like Nepeta.

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  2. My garden, particularly the patio, is over-run with Forget-Me-Nots. They are growing up between all the slabs but look so lovely that I haven't the heart to pull them up to make it tidy. I plant flowers to attract bees and they definitely like blue, the darker blue, the better. So I shall leave well alone until the y have finished flowering before pulling them up. I know they will return next year!

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  3. Ajuga? What you call Speedwell I know as Alkenet, different counties, different names.

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    1. I think I must get a wildflower reference book on my Kindle to take with me.

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  4. Beautiful photos of stunning flowers. Catriona

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  5. Your weather is ahead of us. We are still in the dandelions and violets stage. :-) Both of which, I love. They are not "weeds" to me.

    Masses of all these blue flowers, of which you speak, must be so lovely.

    Gentle hugs,
    A 'Nana'

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    1. Hi WOW! Great user name! I see you've been commenting on several posts - welcome to my blog.

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  6. So many smiles. I love this post!
    You made me stop and think, it's eight days since you've posted but here amongst my spot on the planet I'd say it's purple time. Purple seems to be in abundance.

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