How beautiful have the wildflowers been this spring? I don't know whether, after a long winter, everything feels abundant but the flowers have seemed especially plentiful this year. May is all about the bluebells and there is an area in Malvern that is especially known for them. In West Malvern the whole side of the hill turns blue - you can see it from the distance - huge swathes of purple rolling over the hill like a beautiful inland sea. In all the years I have lived here I don't think that it has ever looked quite this dramatic though.
The scent coming from these beauties is incredible - they make me want to gather them by the armful and bury my face in the coolness of their scent. Won't though - who could do such a thing and spoil it for others?
Don't you love the shock of lime ferns against the blue of the flowers? This walk was like a sensory overload.
Whilst I wandered around exclaiming Finn and his friend soon ran off to find the play park they have both been coming to since they were babies. I love that they go back to their playing roots when they are there and dare each other to go further, climb higher...However old and cool they think they are, the little boy is never far beneath the surface.
I will go up again over half term to make sure I get the most of this amazing place before they all fade, ready to amaze us all again next year.