Photo-a-Day (Monday, 1st January, 2018)
Good picture Mick.
Happy New Year to all PAD folks. (it's still 2017 over here)
Spring's not that for away, great.
On New Year's Day,a picture of snowdrops in Wigan? How perfect!
..and a happy New Year to all Wiganworders!
how uplifting is this photo on a gloomy winter's day!
I have never seen Snowdrops so early - what a nice surprise...
The Fair Maids of February are a bit early! Nevertheless, a heartening sight.
Warming photo I bow down to Irene’s green fingers didn’t know they were fair maids. Named after yourself I presume.Good health to all people x.
Of course they're named after me. Jim!
Deep sleeps the Winter,
Cold, wet and grey.
Surely all the world is dead...
Spring is far away.
Wait...the world shall waken,
It is not dead for lo!
The fair maids of February
Stand in the snow.
Good one Mick, as Garry said it's an 'early' sign of Spring. I answered your msg to me on your PAD 30th Dec.
Great pic Mick!
Cant wait for spring and summer.
Always the first to show Snowdrops - the first colour of spring - white!
Oh, Happy New Year to you all!
The nicest display of Snowdrops I have ever seen were around the Churchyard at Haworth and all along the paths that the Bronte sisters used to walk to the moors.
What a beautiful sight, Spring is just around the corner. What a lovely poem Irene, thanks for posting it. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
You've had a ride down to see and photograph them Mick, they've been out for a couple of weeks which to flower in December is very early for them.
Irene, I have never heard that poem before - absolutely lovely and very descriptive. Thanks.
Good health and much happiness to everyone for 2018.
Irene your a poet and don’t know it.
I read somewhere it's unlucky to cut snowdrops and bring them in the house they 'like' being outside!
It is The Song of the Snowdrop Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker. Her book of The Flower Fairies was written in the 1920s and the illustrations and verses are beautiful. My daughter had a copy of it as a child.
If you did cut them and bring then in the house, only place to display them would be in an egg cup.
Seen you 30th Dec comment Roy
There are some tiny bud vases that I put Lilly of the Valley in -but not Snowdrops your arm might drop off! Unlucky! ;-))
My favourite books 'The Flower Fairies' Irene when I was little.
Harbingers of spring ! Happy New Year to all.