The photo of myself at the right of this blog shows me amongst the bluebells. It was taken in May of 2010. That is the one and only time that I ever saw the bluebells blooming in England. They were a bit late that year for which I am grateful The other times that we visited, we would have JUST missed them.
On the BBC recently, they had a list of some of the most beautiful places to visit, and one of those listed was a Bluebell Wood in Hampshire. Now, these photos are not from Hampshire but are in Sussex. I can say to you that ANY of the bluebell walks would be a place that anyone should enjoy. I wondered if there might be a song about bluebells. (You know I would think about music, right?) And sure enough, there is!
Since tomorrow is Mother's Day, I want to say a happy Mother's day to all the mothers out there. I have a special remembrance for Joan, Richard's Mum, who died in March. In England, their Mother's day (or Mothering Sunday) was on March 11th, and that day was the Sunday just after his Mum had died. It is a hard time for many, Mother's Day, when they have lost their mothers.
One of my co-workers lost his mother this week and then, this weekend, we have our Mother's Day. I am thinking of him too.
Years ago, my brother gave us some Dutch Iris bulbs and this is a gift that keeps on giving. I might have seen the bluebells only once but this blue comes up every May and it is in my own front yard!