Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Snowdrops

Photo taken in my parent's garden yesterday. I planted these bulbs back at the beginning of September, I planted more in my back garden, hopefully they're starting to bloom now.
The snowdrop is one of the first bulbs to flower, signalling the start of spring. The flower is a symbol of hope. According to legend, the snowdrop became the symbol of hope when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. When Eve was just about to give up hope that the cold winters would never end, an angel appeared to her. The angel transformed some of the snowflakes into snowdrop flowers, which proved that winters do eventually give way to the spring.

As I was outside in my parent's back garden yesterday I noticed that these snowdrops had flowered in one of the pots I brought back from my house. After a day of feeling quite low (see previous post) a little symbol of hope was what I needed. 

I'm looking forward to my spring.



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  1. Beautiful. I'm definitely looking forward to Spring too, I'm fed up of winter and being cold all the time.

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    1. Me too, it's been dark, cold and damp for too long!

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  2. How beautiful, it's sadly too cold and the grass is covered with far too many inches of snow (about 5/7 inches) for any sign of life or even the grass to show through where I live (Michigan). Snowdrops were always a welcome sight to see growing up in Yorkshire - always a hope that Spring wasn't too far away!

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    1. Our weather reporters seem to think we're due for some snow here too, it was sleeting earlier so you never know. It would be a shame for the snow to cover the flowers though. Hopefully your snow starts melting soon so you can say hello to spring :)

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  3. I haven't seen any snowdrops yet this year :( I think I may need to go and find some!

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    1. Definitely! I noticed a lot of crocuses out today too, a trip to the local country park is in order this weekend to go flower hunting.

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