‘There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell’
The Bluebell by Anne Bronte
As a child I lived near an ancient woodland where thick swathes of trembling bluebells burst into majestic blues and purples in Springtime. They created a magical forest carpet and I loved skipping along the pathways marvelling at the flourishing beauties. There was stern warning from my parents not to trample the delicate blooms as they are vital for woodland ecosystems. Their vibrant shades attract bees, butterflies and hoverflies in abundance and if crushed, take 5-7 years to re-establish.
Feelings of the Coast
Gentle waves lapping against a sandy shore instil a sense of tranquillity. Bring this sense of calmness into your home with accessories such as glass-based table lamps. These handblown examples from Porta Romana offer an opportunity for reflection and would light up any space with a luxurious glow.