Feeling blue in today’s world? Head for Belgian bluebells!

  • The famed bluebells are in bloom again in the Hallerbos forest south of Brussel, Belgium, on Tuesday. For the first time since the pandemic struck over two years ago, the woods featuring violet blue carpets of wild Hyacinths are packed with tourists again. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

  • The famed bluebells are in bloom again in the Hallerbos forest south of Brussel, Belgium, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. For the first time since the pandemic struck over two years ago, the woods featuring violet blue carpets of wild Hyacinths are packed with tourists again. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

HALLE, Belgium — Nature’s beauty is rapturous again this springtime — flaunting its purple haze of bluebells in the woods south of Brussels.