Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Corner View - The great outdoors




The great outdoors. At the moment I am obsessed with blue flowers and I always take a book with me when I go hunting for blue flower fields.

The first picture is a field of commercially grown Muscari botryoides (Grape Hyacinth) in the Netherlands (close to Lisse). The Bluebell Forest is in Kent near Canterbury.

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36 comments:

habitual said...

Grape Hyacinths are my favorites too! I love the form and the color...

caitlin said...

Gorgeous.. simply gorgeous. I love the color!

Jeannette said...

I just love the Bluebell Forest...must feel like being in a fairytale!

jen laceda said...

Love the colours! Finally, out of Marrakech and I now have wifi connection in Barcelona! Flowers, especially the colourful ones, make me feel...pretty!

Black on White said...

Amazing! I can't get my eyes from the Grape Hyacinths. What a great amount.

Have a nice day!

Joyce said...

I craving the blue flowers too- very pretty!!

MisterE said...

My parents have those same flowers in their backyard and when they arrive I know spring is in full bloom. Thanks for sharing your great outdoors.

Francesca said...

It is a beautiful shade of blue. I have hyacinth bulbs near my front door (they flowered a month ago), and I'd never known of a bluebell forest!

kyndale said...

so beautiful! We have some of those in our backyard..

Bellavien said...

Love the colours and i like also the outside flowers, beautiful :o)

Ian said...

Bluebells bering back memories of my childhood when I used to walk through a wood full of them on my way to school.

jane said...

Hi Kay! It´s lucky for us that you are obsessed. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Un beso-Jane

april said...

muscari are my almost favorite spring flowers. thank you for this dreamy blue photos. canterbury...oh...i like england very, very much would like to travel there again one day. yes it's rose and pear juice on my yoga morning post. wish you a wonderful day*

la lune dans le ciel said...

you're welcome in France if you want to try mountains !;)

isabelle said...

I love your blue flowers ...

Ritva said...

blue forest!
as a child i loved grape hyacinths, i still do! thanks, i enjoy the idea of a coloured forest

ladybug-zen said...

i love those colors! so vivid.

Schanett said...

there must be a great flavour in the air!!

MODsquad said...

Oh, wow! I would love to see these fields in person! Beautiful!!

kim said...

wait - i have to catch my breath! ahhh...there - thank you so much! i love blue and i love flowers and i love the name "grape hyacinth!" thanks for starting my day off right! enjoy yours --

Bonnie said...

oh those flowers !! luscious !!

B said...

I love those flowers too! Beautiful photos!

state of bliss said...

I love these flowers, they remind me of my childhood- probably because they used to grow in my granny's garden when I was a little girl.

Beautiful photos.Thank you for sharing and have a happy day,
Kasia x

outi said...

ah what a beautiful blue! just lovely:)

Kari said...

Love that color. So pretty.
Thanks for sharing.

Cate said...

love those grape hyacinths, so essentially early spring!

Kristina * said...

i think blue flowers were considered a symbol of poetry by the romantics, weren't they? well, if not, i think they should ;)

beautiful pictures!

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Beautiful!

Allison said...

This is why it would be quite dangerous for me to live in the Netherlands... I would never get any work done because I would be out admiring the flower fields all day. The canola is in bloom and beautiful right now... it was great to see all the yellow fields from the plane today when we flew in... yeah, I'm back, but feeling slightly jet lagged.

denise said...

what beautiful color. we have purple violets blooming in the woods here that are that color - it is so intense against the brown and green of forest.

trinsch said...

absolutely beautiful. amazing colors!

Lisa said...

So beautiful, my youngest daughter's (5)favorite spring flower. She was amazed by the photos.

malo said...

What a beautiful blue. On the top picture - looks never ending.

Crescent Moon said...

The ground blanketed in blue, beautiful!
I love bluebells!

l i s e said...

LOVE muscaries soooo much

epe said...

perfection! love these!