Snowdrop

Snowdrops

The first signs of spring are so important in terms of lifting the heart and soul, especially when the cold and damp of an English winter are wearing us out.  Some families have been planting snowdrops ‘in the green’ on graves, and these are always quicker to come into flower than the bulbs.  For me, it is always the first showing of these little creatures in flower that makes the difference, bulbs that have been hiding under the growth of summer, then the cold earth of winter, whose first leaves are almost impossible to notice.  They flower as if at first terribly shy, faces to the ground, but slowly they find the confidence and strength to stand and shine.

Snowdrop

Snowdrop