Snowdrops

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The woods at Attingham Park, a National Trust property near Shrewsbury, were carpeted in snowdrops.

I’ve never seen so many all together and am thinking of other words to describe their numbers – blanketed, strewn, smothered, ankle-deep, profuse – those will do for starters.

I’m also speculating on how many there were – where was the millionth, billionth, trillionth snowdrop, for instance?

On a warm sunny day – too warm really for February – they were a delight to behold.

The other sight to delight was a yellow Brimstone butterfly, showing it’s bright primrose wings off in the sunshine.

 

3 thoughts on “Snowdrops

  1. A sight to behold indeed. Our snow drops are the recurring drops of snowflakes that freshen the huge mounds of snow that define our winter reality, mounds surrounding driveways, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, you name it! But it IS beautiful! Real snow drops will appear in late April, if we’re lucky!

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    • What is bizarre and of some concern is the very mild weather here which has brought out snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils all at the same time. Today it’s been as warm as late May, bees are buzzing and early butterfies have been spotted. Beautiful, yes. But also signs of climate breakdown.

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      • Wow, I agree that it’s concerning. I don’t think it’s unusual to have daffs out now – I remember them in full bloom in Feb on the slopes beneath the Wall in York – but temps like late May, wow. I don’t think the people “in charge” of the world get it. Actually, they don’t seem to get much! 😏

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