I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and for you. And I think to myself…what a wonderful spring in Bournemouth! Thanks to daily walks around the gardens and parks in Bournemouth, I have realised how many beautiful flowers there are locally. So, if you’re a bit tired of negative news, here are some stunning photos of blooms I took throughout March, April and May. I’m sure you’ll be delighted by their beauty and start singing like Louis Armstrong…
Cherry blossoms, Arum Lilies, Japanese snowballs, Rhododendrons
The very first blooming trees I started noticing in mid-March were the cherry blossoms. Delicate white and pink flowers were emerging from private gardens and could be found growing in the middle of some roads, making driving more pleasant.
2. Light purple and blue flowers
Rosemary, rhododendrons, bluebells, cotoneaster
Tiny bluebells covering the Gardens’ fields, kissed by the sunlight, is one of the most beautiful views of the spring. Bluebells are a symbol of humility and gratitude. They are protected by law and you should not pick them for commercial purposes.
Another tree with blooms which started appearing in mid-March are Magnolias. They are a symbol of dignity, pure beauty and nobility, and when you look at them, you kind of understand why.
4. Darkpurple and red flowers
Lilacs, rhododendrons, daisies, red roses
As I have mentioned before, I was trying to achieve colour-organised photos of flowers or some kind of gradient sequencing in my blog post. Here comes the intense colour of dark purple and red blooms.
5. Yellow and orange flowers
Gorse, marigolds, tulips andeuphorbia
Gorseshrubs are bushes of yellow flowers with a beautiful coconut butter smell. You can find plenty of them on Hengistbury Head. Their sunshiny colour is beautifully intensified in the sunlight.
I could have uploaded hundreds of flower photos I took in the last couple of months, but scrolling through this blog post would take ages! I’m so grateful for this beautiful spring even though it’s happening in some really worrying circumstances. I think the ban on travelling to remote places made me start noticing and appreciating what’s around me much more. Spring 2020 will become an unforgettable one because of two contrasting reasons. The world pandemic and the anxiety connected with it, but also so much more appreciation for the local parks, gardens and spring flowers. Which one is your favourite?