Spring and early summer were carelessly muddled this year,
Spring was a little late so her flowers slept on
until suddenly it was warm and Summer was knocking at the door.
Summer's warmth first encouraged the bluebells
then began to desiccate them.
The bluebells nodded in the warm air,
filling it with the most intoxicating ribbons of scent
that curled around and teased us.
Lying down to take photos
disturbed the perfume
causing waves of fragrance to wash over me.
The air heavy with heat and scent
accompanied by the sound of slowly flying bumblebees
was luxuriant and rich.
It was a heady concoction of sunshine and scent.
The bluebells have all gone now,
leaving faded green stalks and seed pods,
making ready for next year's display.