Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snowdrops are up!


 My husband called me while he was out in the yard the other day to come out to see something!  My little patch of snowdrops Galanthus nivalis were up and in bloom!  I didn't plant them - the original owners of our land did but I do look forward to them coming up each year.  I love that they bloom in February when nothing else is up although my daffodils are shooting up green leaves nearby. The lovely snowdrops give me hope that spring is sooner than I think!


They grow on a steep hillside that was wet and muddy when I took these so I apologize for the blur!  I was trying not to roll down into the road! It has been a week of fog, drizzle and clouds but the birds and squirrels don't seem to mind!



24 comments:

Jan said...

Yeah, for the Snowdrops.

DawnTreader said...

Oh, lovely! First sign of spring!

Kea said...

This is so depressing. I mean, I'm thrilled for you, truly, but it'll be 2 months or so before any are up in this region. *sigh* If only Canada were more southerly. LOL.

fairchildstreet said...

Spring is on the way. Charmaine

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Spring is here - slowly but surely!!! And this is proof!! Beautiful delicate wonderful snowdrops!! Yay!!! Take care
x

Odie Langley said...

They are beautiful and promising as well. have a great rest of the day and a wonderful week.

Jan n Jer said...

Great...there is hope that spring is just around the corner...looks like you have a head start. I yearn to see some green popping up through the ground.

Leora said...

Wow, you already have snowdrops! So pretty. One of my neighbors has them - but our yards are still full of snow.

Catherine said...

How wonderful to have spring on the way! I am very jealous!! ;o)
xo Catherine

msdewberry said...

I have seen snowdrops here too! It is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner! Aren't they pretty and delicate flowers!

Appalachian Lady said...

I will have to plant some of those. I'm still looking for my first bloom.

Carver said...

That's amazing that your snowdrops are already up. Mine aren't up yet and usually don't make an appearance before March. Lovely shots.

ellen b said...

Oh how very sweet to see these snowdrops! What a treat!

Vee said...

Now there's a promise of spring all right!

A Garden of Threads said...

I will not see my snowdrops for another month. Beautiful mosaic, the shots are fabulous.

Snap said...

Snowdrops!!! Spring must be coming!!!!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the pictures. So pretty. I can't believe that Spring is really coming. I haven't seen any signs yet in Pennsylvania, but I know it will come soon : ) Right?

eileeninmd said...

YEA, what a pretty sight. Your snowdrops are so pretty.

GrandmaK said...

How very beautiful! Spring cannot be far behind! Wishing you well! Cathy

Life Images by Jill said...

What a lovely start to spring. I have snowdrops in my garden too, planted by the previous owners - and I look forward to them flowering every year too. It sounds like you live in a beautiful area. Is that a covered bridge in your header? Thankyou for sharing your world with us.

guild-rez said...

Thank you for lovely pictures!!
Snowdrops? I love them:)

JennyO said...

The visual of you attempting to get the photo without rolling off the hill made me laugh. But thank you for sharing your snow drops. I had never seen this flower. Very pretty!

con-tain-it said...

Yippee...snowdrops are here and the snow is melting ;) Not that we've had that much to complain about here in Raleigh...which is just find with me. I just want the warm weather to come back and stay awhile. Have a great week. Fondly, Roberta

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is a lovely mosaic! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.hugs Anu

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