A Dewdrop Hammock & A Snowdrop Day

Today began with clouds so thick I could not see beyond the roof of the houses across from us. After a night of fierce sounding wind and rain, I was ready to wake to something more welcoming than another grey day. John said the morning mist was a good sign and usually meant that blue skies were there waiting for it to burn off.

He’s usually right about these things and today was no exception. After a late breakfast, we headed out with our cameras searching for snowdrops. John took me to this hill a few years ago which is always covered with them when they’re in season.

You have to get low to the ground to get them from this angle which can be a bit funny when the ground is damp and the slope makes you slide.

The churchyard had patches of snowdrops in places too, but only in a few spots.

Snowdrops grow wild here. Google sent me to a link that said they grow in America, but I’ve never seen them there before.

How about you … are snowdrops a part of your landscape?

10 thoughts on “A Dewdrop Hammock & A Snowdrop Day

  1. It’s a bit early for snowdrops here. Soon enough, they will emerge, the first spring flower. Shortly after, lovely blue scillia will cover the ground, the blue and white a guarantee that Spring has arrived.

  2. not here in TX. I love the picture with the snow drops and the church in the background. Would you mind if I doodle with this image some time and see if I can make some representation of it in textiles?

  3. Not snowdrops but snowflakes. Everything is still covered with snow here and will be for awhile. Usually we don’t see flowers until May. Sigh.

  4. I think we have snow drops in the northeast, midatlantic and midwest–really, anywhere there are woods at sea level. But I think they are plainer than these orchid-like, elaborate little flowers. Just white, and no central stripped bell. The spring flowers here may not happen this year because we’ve had no moisture. But usually there’s a fine group of alpine teeny little mystery flowers in early spring in the rocky areas of the ski basin. Every place has it’s own delights and these particular snowdrop are spectacular.

  5. I remember finding tiny snowdrops down the back of my garden as a child and feeling like they were all mine because no one else knew they were there. Magic!

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