Here’s one way to cure the quarantine blues.
Escaping into nature has become an exotic premium at the moment, but there are still ways to experience outdoor beauty from home. Take the vast swathes of bluebells, which are currently carpeting Britain’s forests as spring comes into fullness, for example. The country’s National Trust has come up with a way to share their beauty with the world, in the form of a soothing video tour of British bluebells.
Advertised as a ‘slow video’, the footage takes a lingering look at the bluebells nodding in the breeze, complete with birdsong and the various noises of the forest producing a rather calming effect. The bluebells have been out in force across the country this spring thanks to warm, dry weather of late, and while they’re usually followed by a horde of tourists – the 2020 bloom is an altogether different event.
The UK is home to roughly half the world’s population of bluebells, and they tend to grow in areas of ancient woodland, making them a national treasure.