to inquisitive sunbeams that

nudge and question and seek,

illuminating each shadowy fear

that hides within the morass

of insecurity coccooning

deep Winter’s sleep




to gaze with innocent curiosity

upon the world’s bright new

beginnings, eager to embrace

each glimmering opportunity

held in pristine readiness

within bejewelling dew



Snowdrop season is now well and truly upon us. Whilst they’ve been flowering in gardens around here since the end of December, it’s only been over the last few weeks that those in more sheltered spots – such as the little wooded path beside the meadow – have come into bloom. They’re such a beautiful sight, and a sure sign that Spring is approaching. We just have to weather the Winter storms being thrown our way first…

This year, for the first time ever, there are actually snowdrops in the meadow itself. Kate, who owns and manages the space, tells me that she’s added lots of extra bulbs all around. Each year the meadow is transforming further away from the neglected farmer’s field it once was. I look forward to seeing how it continues to develop.

Here are some more snowdrop pictures I’ve taken around the meadow, the little woodland, and around the village lanes.

5 Comments on “Awaken

    • We’ve had a bit of a false Spring here. There are so many flowers already in bloom, way ahead of their usual time. I’m just hoping that we don’t have a sudden cold snap that kills everything off! Thanks for visiting, Jean. 😊


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