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.
Beyond The Known
Colette O'Neill... Environmentalist, Author, Publisher, Photographer. Creator of Goddess Permaculture.
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