In my garden I have a little patch of bluebells. Each spring they remind me of the spectacular masses that grow in certain woods in England.
I love blue in the garden, especially this purple-blue - that tricky colour that for centuries was unstable in artist's pigments, and obtainable only by using precious ground lapis lazuli.
A couple of years ago I took this photo of the lovely pre-renaissance Madonna Voto with her wonderful lapis background in Siena Cathedral. She has her own little Chigi capella (chapel) and is the favourite of the Sienese people.
Ah, there's that blue again in the apex sky over the Duomo Siena bell tower.
I took the photos below of my children in West Woods near Marlborough, in 1996.