Whilst out over the weekend leading a photography tour in London, I was struck as many others have been by just how many flowers are coming into bloom. There’s blossom on some of the trees, and in places not only snowdrops but also daffodils were bursting into life. Hopefully the impending cold weather will not savage them and leave us with a somewhat colourless spring.
Each year I am struck by the uprising of fecundity which the spring brings with it – even if it is normally a little later than this. It’s not just the colours, though they themselves are eye-catching after months without them. It’s also the shapes of the flowers, the delicacy of the petals, and the intense contrasts of tone and hue.