Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The First Snowdrops
The ground remains frozen and it is impossible to plant anything or even to turn the soil yet. Yet, the first snowdrops have appeared in the garden, courageously pushing through the soil to reach the sunlight. It is easy to understand why the Snowdrop always has been associated with magic and holds great symbolic significance.
They are one of my favourite flowers, never sold here in nurseries or supermarkets, only found wild... but why should this be? When the crocus, daffodil and tulip are advertised everywhere, forced into early blooming, why does no one sell the REAL flower of the season and the most exquisite, the tiny snowdrop?