Wild Winter Snowdrops


Snowdrops appear in winter and are one of the first wild flowers to bloom in the new year, a real pre-cursor to the spring flowers we all look forward to. They remind me of bluebells and daffodils in that they appear in all sorts of random places, not just gardens but often on the edge of roads or deep in forests. It seems random, but I like to think they were actually planted there by someone sneaking out at night, many years ago?

They are such a small plant that, unless on mass, they can easily be missed. I am amazed that such a delicate plant even comes out when its snowing. I love getting in amongst plants and flowers to photograph them, happy to lay on the grass (or more likely dirt, brambles and stinging nettles!) it’s a view most people don’t get to see. Detail up close in a big image. Walking past them all snowdrops look the same, but there are so many varieties with different markings.

I’m not a gardening expert, by a long way, but I know there are lots of people out there who are fanatical about snowdrop spotting, and I can see why.

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