One of my favourites blooms...........the gorgeous Bluebell! Their colour, their shape, the shapes they create along with light that gives a stunning dappling effect and their story and most of all the fact that wherever they pop up, they have been doing so in that very same place for hundreds of years and must hold a million stories of the woods they live in.
Also one of my favourite places to take photos. They are a protected flower and it is illegal to pick them and must be respected we have to be very clever with shooting within these woods as well as when it comes to editing. I know a number of special locations where my BB shoots take place and I take on a limited number of BB shoots each year due to the unpredictable UK weather and the fact their bloom and their life span is unpredictable. May is the magical month, so if you would like to book a shoot with me for a BB shoot please get in touch as my 2017 list is now open!!
Heres a little bit about the wonderful Bluebells:
- Folklore tales would have us believe that by wearing a wreath made of bluebell flowers, the wearer would be compelled to speak only the truth. Or that if you could turn one of the flowers inside out without tearing it, you would eventually win the one you love :-)
- In the Bronze Age, people used bluebell glue to attach feathers to their arrows.
- The Victorians used starch from crushed bluebells to stiffen the ruffs of their collars and sleeves.
- Nearly 50% of the world’s bluebells can be found in the UK.
- The bluebell is being studied for its medicinal qualities because it contains things called water-soluble alkaloids that could be useful in developing drugs to fight cancer.
- Legend also says that a field of bluebells is intricately women with fairy enchantments.
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