Saturday, 26 January 2008
Hodson Wood and Village - with snowdrops
The first snowdrops, my favourite of all flowers, too delicate to be plucked -they just grow in damp, shady places - a little messager to say Spring will follow soon. Next weekend is the feast of Imbolc (or Candlemas), of all the pagan or 'turning of the year' celebrations this is my very favourite. It was when I first 'saw the light' of how truly beautiful the natural world is.
Other names for the snowdrop are purification flower, fair maid of February and Candlemas bells .
Lightly on the lawn and garden bed
Where the white-wimpled snowdrops blow