Yesterday the sun’s rays still cast tight shadows from the trunks over the purple-blue sea of flowers. Last night so many leaves have been added to the trees that the sun can hardly get through the foliage. The forest is now filled with a soft diffused light and two pastel colours: on the forest floor the soft blue-purple of the bluebells and above the transparent fresh green of the young beech leaves. The oaks are also almost completely in leaf. As in many past years, the trees took 8 to 10 days to completely fill the sky above the bluebells with leaves. This beautiful period with soft diffused light will last for a few more days, but it will soon darken in the forest and the intense purple-blue colour of the bluebells will turn a light blue-grey. The magical fairytale time in the forest is almost over.