Summer in Scotland can be cold. Sometimes it’s hot. But, whatever the weather, bluebells always herald the start of the season (photos and post from May 2021). And just look at them!
Vibrant patches of purple abound in the forest. The scent is rich and heady, luxurious even.
It calls to mind the fairy folklore of bluebell woods, but I am not spirited off to fairyland, not this time.
It gets quite floral in the garden too. Cherry blossom falls like pink snow and gathers everywhere creating a carpet of petals.
I walk the pink carpet to the pink bench.
Then I run into the bluebell woods to wait for the fairies.
Terry Tyler has written a wonderful review of FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE: “A ghastly accident of circumstance leads to her being imprisoned on an Aberdeen slave ship, taking children and young people to the tobacco plantations of North America. A round of applause to Ms Sinclair for using fiction to highlight little-known history – I knew nothing about this.“
See the whole review here on Rosie Amber’s blog.
Books among the blossom
Set in an Aberdeenshire castle, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR features the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic and a love story.
FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE was inspired by the 18th century kidnapped children of Aberdeen.
Paperbacks and kindle: Amazon UK or Amazon Worldwide
“Filled with excitement and suspense…” Historical Novel Society Editor’s Pick
See more photos from summer in Scotland in the post about pain, small blue ball.
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57 Replies to “Summer in Scotland: bluebells and blossom”
Lovely pictures. KL ❤️
Glad you like 🙂
It might still be cool there, but it’s HOT here–in the 90s already, and it’s only May! Congrats on being able to picture TWO books on those petals! May many more follow those two!
Thank you 🙂
Lovely pictures, descriptions and review.
So lovely. Spring is truly the season that most personifies hope.
Thanks for the mention.
You’re welcome Rosie 🙂
Congratulations on the review. Beautiful flowers. The bench adds to the pink picture. 🙂
Yes, it was painted pink to sit that part of the garden.
Yes, it was painted pink to suit that part of the garden.
,, Then I run into the bluebell woods to wait for the fairies again. ” I loved these words of Your, Ailish…its almost magical. Beautiful words, photos.Your article is like from a fairy, you are Her, for sure!
And your words remind me a little of the book I’m working on just now!
Thanks. I have lived in the last months in a world of coincidences, similar thoughts..it is like being connected to others, as if we were taking ideas, thoughts, images from somewhere .. from somewhere take the same..not copying, it’s like at the same time around our planet there was a field of stories, myths, words … which just like clouds flow around our planet and sometimes, you know for sure, sometimes you are lucky, ready and at the right time in the right place and feel it coming on its own as if you were connected,
you reach out into the clouds and have somehing… It brings incredibly indescribable moments, all the work, renunciation, loneliness, in the end it’s just us and a blank paper, a computer screen … and when it succeeds …. YES! 🙂
Have a great time, good luck Fairy Ailish 🙂
and…Congrats on the review!
I love the synchronicities of life, thank you Midian Poet 🙂
Beautiful colors in the landscape — thanks for sharing these photos. Cherry blossoms are wonderful on trees of course, but there’s another wonder when they are blown around and land on the ground. Pink snow indeed.
They are rather enchanting.
Wonderful photos of an enchanting looking spot.
Thank you 🙂
Enchanting pictures. Trade you for our 94 degree weather!
For a short time, it would be a change! Though it is getting a bit warmer here now…
That was a magical little journey, and the pics are inspiring. Here it’s unseasonally cold – but the bluebells have appeared 🙂 (and then I think, good, fairies are nearby too).
Lovely fairies 🙂
We had the first mild day of May today … and bluebells in the garden. Greetings from Denmark 🙂
Glad you have bluebells too.
I love them, but they don’t grow wild here.
Beautiful photos and descriptions!
Thank you 🙂
I really enjoyed the beautiful photographs of the flowers in Scotland!
Gorgeous glimpse of Scotland!
Glad you like!
Such magical pictures!
Beautiful photos, as always. I love your posts and your stories.
Thank you 🙂
The blossom and bluebells are a delight!
They really are!
Thanks. Just south of the Border, our bluebells were late too, Love the delicate scent of a bluebell wood.
Yes, that scent is quite magical!
Oh, I love watching cherry blossom petals in the spring!
It is so lovely 🙂
The bluebells are so pretty. Lovely pictures, your photos do them justice.
Such a beautiful flower…
Bluebells and cherry blossoms are some of my favourite flowers of spring season here in Canada as well! Thank you for the beautiful photos.
They are so lovely.
Looks beautiful there Ailish. Thank you for the follow.
You’re welcome 🙂
Beautiful! Wish I could cross the Ocean and visit Scotland.
Maybe one day…
These are beautiful photos!
Glad you like 🙂
Beautiful This makes me want to take up photography!
It’s an enjoyable activity!