Sunday, 14 February 2010

In the beauty of snowdrops comes the promise of Spring

Today I visited a truly magical place: the snowdrop woods of Welford Park in the English county of Berkshire. At this time of year, the wooded grounds of this elegant country house are literally alight with a pure white 'carpet' of wild snowdrops - the very first flowers to appear at the end of our winter, heralding the new season of spring.  This winter has been particularly cold and depressing for us here in England, and so the arrival of the snowdrop flowers has truly lifted our spirits.  And it is hard to imagine a more majestic sight than that which we witnessed today. Take a look:


  1. Oh wow, that is just an extraordinary site! Am quite jealous... we're still a long way from snowdrop time here, buried under 2+ feet of snow and ice, bah.

  2. Linda this photo, the flowers cover the field like snow. One day I'll see it all.



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