Is there anything more uplifting in spring that a walk through a bluebell wood? That mass of colour, at once so exotic in its exuberance yet, at the same time, such a quintessentially English country scene.
'Don't march along (or worse, job through it, headphones in) but stay awhile. I like to perch on a fallen log, listen to the birdsong and notice the sunlight reaching the forest floor through branches with leaves in bud. And that's when my dog, Biscuit (above), scampers around like a mad thing, full of the joys of spring. Then we both head home happy. Simple pleasures, easily found.'
Lisa Sykes, Editor
Inspired by the May cover of The Simple Things, we'd like you to share your snaps of this year's bluebells over at our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram (use the hashtag #simplebluebells). We'd love to see your patch of blue and green.