Monday, 7 May 2012

An Abundance of Bluebells...

Spring has sprung!! This is my most favourite season, just becuase of the wonderful colours nature has to offer. Then again, I feel exactly the same about Autumn. But thats another post for another time.
Now this time of year is absolutely perfect for my second favourite flower. My first favourite is Sunflowers, but there aren't many of them knocking about at the moment. But there are simply hundreds of bluebells!!

Now it's for images like this I wish I was a poet. These were taken at a wood near us, aptly named the bluebell wood. As soon as you walk into this place, you eyes are met with a sea of blue and lilac, as far as you can see. I've always loved the contrast between the blue flowers and the green stalks, it just makes the whole place seem so magical. With things like this, its not difficult to see why I adore Spring. But these pictures aren't just for me, they're mainly for my Auntie Sue, who I know loves bluebells even more than I do. But alas she lives in Australia, a country without these beautiful flowers. (But they do have kangeroos, which are pretty awesome so it balances out). So this is for you Auntie Sue!!
I also just wanted to share this with you as it is so wonderful. Well to me anyway. Now I not only love jewellery (Which I am still making, I swear!!), but I am really getting into glass. I would like to thank my dear old Pa for this, as he is an avid collector/seller, and has also been teaching me about it.

Now this beautiful glass flower basket is by a company called Davidson, who operated mainly at the end of the 19th century. It is made from uranium glass, which glows under a UV light. (Sorry about the rubbish photo). The milky effect round the top is known as pearline glass, which was achieved by just leaving the top of the mould uncovered whilst it was being fired. I just thought I would share it as it is so pretty sitting on my desk, and it is a subject that I'm growing more interested and passionate about. These little beauties are also availabe in blue glass, which glow under UV as well, and I'm desperate to get my hands on one!!
Well thats about it for now. Don't worry I am still making jewellery even though I haven't posted about it in a while, I've just run a bit low on cash to find my ideas. Roll on payday!!

Lu X

'Under a sheet of rain in my heart'


  1. Thankyou for my bluebells! Wonderful images Lu (you definately have an 'eye' for photography).

    Interesting about the glass and I like the idea of the vase on your desk. One should always have a litte bit of beauty nearby!

    See you soon. x

  2. PS. Also loved your post on the art gallery. YOur enthusiasm shines through your words.

    1. Thankyou for all your comments!! And i'm glad you liked the bluebells.
      I'malso happy you like the art gallery post, I was trying so hard not to sound like a pretnetious art student haha!!