I had spent weeks trying to get a beautiful shot of bluebells in sunshine, then we left Edinburgh and headed up North for a 10 day break. Look what we found in the field the hour after we arrived. A sea of bluebells bathed in glorious sunshine.
Molly was perfectly at home, and recovering nicely from her surgery. Even she couldn’t believe how many bluebells were here. The warm sun has pulled the lush grass from the earth, and the air was full of the calls of cuckoos. Away in the background the ancient trees which line the brae are covering themselves with gorgeous green foliage. Still not quite thick enough to hide the shape and form of their branches.
As Molly runs towards the camera she steals the show, but look behind her at the background. The crags fill the space between earth and sky with their weathered stone forms, and the ocean glitters enticing us to walk forwards into the landscape.
I find I’m not sure where to place my focus, surrounded by all this spring beauty. The bountiful bluebells are ringing in the air, calling for attention. Molly is full of energy and joy, demanding to be played with, and the background of stunning hills and trees and grass waits patiently to be noticed.
Taking my time to sink through the layers of energy and beauty I finally rest within this lush landscape. There is nothing to be done other than notice and open my awareness to the earth and her wonderful show. It’s all here only briefly, before passing away, making room for the next wave of life to wash through. So I lie on the soft green grass for a while, melting into the background, and feeling the silence of wind in grass and bluebells. Finally, just as I stop looking, there they are right in front of me. I find this happens a lot in life. When I stop chasing things, there they are already, patiently waiting for me to notice.
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