02 June 2013

In Bloom


My camera was very busy last month for
we had three months of blooming crushed into just one month
due to the third coldest Spring on record




From camellias to primroses,
daffodils to tulips,




from rhododendrons to rapeseed fields,
bluebells to buttercups
- typically, each slowly savored -




Nature has been playing a game of 'catch up'...




providing an unusual display 
of overlapping blossoms
within the last 31 days




England is now humming with life
and has pretty much caught up with the season




The month of June enters
with its crazy long days of sunlight,
lavender and roses on the cusp of blooming

Ah, the adventures of living on a garden island...
Joy :)

- all photos by me -

25 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

extraordinary

Mecki Madeit said...

Amazing pictures. The bluebell-wood is out of this world
:)))
X

Rejane Menezes. said...

Encantador seu blog, o tempo aqui no Brasil, também está bem maluco, as flores de inverno já estão flrescendo, em pleno outono. Parabéns por fotografar tão bem.
Abraços.

http://natalparasonhar.blogspot.com.br/

ann said...

Gloriously beautiful. Ah, to be in England in the Spring-lat or not. Beautiful photos.

Pom Pom said...

Joy, indeed! How gorgeous!
We had a long winter, too. I am so thankful for the warmer days. I'm not going to complain until July!

Bronwyn said...

Look at all of that gorgeous-ness! Nature is awesome. My favourite shot is of the wisteria. I wish mine would flower like that!!

Liene said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like someone could have really gotten stuck in the ruts in those bluebell woods... (Wish it were me!)

Sandra said...

Gorgeous shots of spring making up for lost time in England!

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos. We are enjoying and appreciating those late blooms and sunnier weather ourselves.

Ola said...

good shots! here is rainy and srormy all the time...
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Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Lauren,It certainly is stunningly beautiful up there!!!Have a beautiful week!!!
Love
AMarie

Iota said...

Yes, isn't it amazing how quickly things can grow?

Vada said...

Such eye-candy! Your photos are truly a joy to look at. Thanks for sharing them.

Jeanie said...

We don't see much wisteria here and I am dazzled by that and all you shared here today! Spring does make for overtime in camera use, doesn't it!

Bonnie said...

Delightful in every way. You write beautifully.

Barb said...

Our blooming is late here in CO, too. Yours there in England is a feast for the eyes.

Tina in CT said...

I am green with envy!

Are you a professional photographer and journalist? Your blog is amazing.

Sissym said...

Gorgeous photos! I loved all!

Kisses

Katherine said...

I love this time of year too. My camera battery is constantly run down from the sheer number of photos I take whilst walking.

Ana Isabel Navarro said...

Hello! Thanks for these beautiful photos, about all for the wood house whit those purple flowers. It seems like a fairy tale.
A kiss!

Rose Fern said...

I think that England is a true paradise in spring! I wish I will visit it one day in spring! Wonderful photos!

Jenny Woolf said...

These are fabulous photos. I know that if I had taken them I'd be disappointed in losing detail either in the shade or in the sun. You've caught the light and atmosphere so well.

randomactsofzen.com said...

These images are so beautiful, they look like postcards! You certainly live in a gorgeous part of the world.
Stopping by from Jane's POTMC
Lisa :)

Heather Gill said...

So lovely. I've wanted to visit England and this makes me long to be there now.
Linking up from Life on Planet Baby.

Jane said...

Oh Laura, thanks so much for linking up with the POTMC. These summertime floral posts you write are a highlight of my year. I always look forward to seeing your bluebell shots in particular and you never fail to disappoint. Thankyou, my friend! J x