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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st January, 2018)

Snowdrops


Snowdrops
Snowdrops in Marylebone Park, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 1st January 2018 at 00:38

Good picture Mick.

Happy New Year to all PAD folks. (it's still 2017 over here)

Comment by: Garry on 1st January 2018 at 00:52

Spring's not that for away, great.

Comment by: Ellen on 1st January 2018 at 01:09

On New Year's Day,a picture of snowdrops in Wigan? How perfect!

..and a happy New Year to all Wiganworders!

Comment by: kath on 1st January 2018 at 08:49

how uplifting is this photo on a gloomy winter's day!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st January 2018 at 10:13

I have never seen Snowdrops so early - what a nice surprise...

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st January 2018 at 10:18

The Fair Maids of February are a bit early! Nevertheless, a heartening sight.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 1st January 2018 at 11:16

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st January 2018 at 11:28

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.

Comment by: Roy on 1st January 2018 at 12:07

Good one Mick, as Garry said it's an 'early' sign of Spring. I answered your msg to me on your PAD 30th Dec.

Comment by: Johnny on 1st January 2018 at 12:15

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!

Comment by: Veronica on 1st January 2018 at 12:37

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.

Comment by: Henry7 on 1st January 2018 at 13:26

What a beautiful sight, Spring is just around the corner. What a lovely poem Irene, thanks for posting it. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

Comment by: Cyril on 1st January 2018 at 13:33

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.

Comment by: Pat McC on 1st January 2018 at 14:50

Irene, I have never heard that poem before - absolutely lovely and very descriptive. Thanks.
Good health and much happiness to everyone for 2018.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 1st January 2018 at 15:38

Irene your a poet and don’t know it.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st January 2018 at 15:45

I read somewhere it's unlucky to cut snowdrops and bring them in the house they 'like' being outside!

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st January 2018 at 15:56

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.

Comment by: Mick on 1st January 2018 at 17:05

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

Comment by: Veronica on 1st January 2018 at 17:30

There are some tiny bud vases that I put Lilly of the Valley in -but not Snowdrops your arm might drop off! Unlucky! ;-))

Comment by: Veronica on 1st January 2018 at 17:31

My favourite books 'The Flower Fairies' Irene when I was little.

Comment by: Steve on 1st January 2018 at 20:00

Harbingers of spring ! Happy New Year to all.

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