Purple haze

Spring may have been limping in rather uncertainly, not to mention unconvincingly, in 2013, but May in the west of England has achieved something rather wonderful.

Bluebells, swathes and swathes of bluebells.

Scattering of bluebellsAt first just a scattering here and there…

Bluebells

…then, gathering vibrancy and density as you get deeper into the woods…

Haze of bluebells…until there are so many that it resembles a purple mist gathering around the feet of the trees.

Bluebells and spiderEven the spiders are enjoying them.

In case you were wondering, I took these photos at Leigh Woods, Bristol.