In my real life, I had just completed a rather complicated house move which had taken a hell of a lot out of me emotionally, creatively and physically, but as Spring is my favourite time of year, I was determined to try and get out for some photography.
I'd found out over the last couple of weeks that I was still a little bit early for the woodland flowers, so I thought I'd make a scouting trip to Grovely Woods, a location I'd visited a few times previously, but without realising that it was quite well known for being a primo Bluebell location.
On the way, there was a smidge of atmosphere that I couldn't resist stopping to photograph, however when I arrived at Grovely the sky was clear and blue. Not great for Woodland photography, but nice enough weather for scouting!
Spring was still no closer in this part of Wiltshire than it had been at Erlestoke, but a walk through Grovely is never a waste, and I spotted a few compositions I'd be keen to revisit when the time was right.
Looking back at my photos from the last few blogs (which coincided with my house move) I can see that my heart was clearly not in it, and it's been difficult trying to generate the enthusiasm to write about photos I have no particular warmth for! But now that I was in my new home and Spring was getting ever closer I was starting to get that twinge of Bluebell fever I had first felt in 2021...Bluebell fever gives me the energy to set my alarm for ridiculous o clock in the morning and drive around for hours before work, all with the vague hope of taking a photo of a small blue flower. This is the time of year when I look at the weather with fingers and legs crossed all in the hope of some mist or fog. Last year had been rubbish, but I was hopeful that this year would be better.
I can say now that I never got the misty conditions I was craving, but I did end up with some photos I was pleased with, which hopefully you'll see over the next few blogs (I may have teased this a few weeks back - but 1, I had forgotten about the sessions in early April and 2 no one reads these damn blogs anyway so what does it matter!)
Until next time - Holla