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February 8, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Snowdrops and spring is coming

Snowdrops 8.2.13

Snowdrops are a welcome sign that spring is not far away.  We get very excited about snowdrops in the UK.  They are common in churchyards, an early English name for snowdrops being Candlemas bells, flowering around the time of  Candlemas on 2 February.  Anyway, it was a welcome sight  as I passed the church and also quite poignant, appearing here on the grave of someone long since passed, as if they had been placed there.



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  1. taozirae / Feb 8 2013 11:32 pm

    I also wrote today about seasons changing, we will be heading to the UK shortly… enjoy the changing seasons 😉

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Feb 8 2013 11:41 pm

      Thank you. I hope you have a great trip and enjoy the spring weather. It can be glorious in the UK in spring. It can also be something else but fingers crossed it is good for you.

  2. hillsofnottingham / Feb 9 2013 7:17 am

    I love their other name: Fair Maids of Spring. First these, then celandines and then anemones. I love end of February into March.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Feb 9 2013 9:05 am

      Agreed. I am starting to see little signs everywhere. Quite exciting to think winter is nearly over.

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