Snowdrops

Winter’s seesaw.

Today is sunny. Midday temperatures are forecast to be in the fifties.

In forty-eight hours, we expect nighttime temperatures in the single digits.

In the midst of this seesawing bloom a harbingers of spring.

The snowdrops.

Yesterday morning snowdrops were emerging from a light snowfall.

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Cold and snow will freeze them solid, will knock them down.

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But they always seem to bounce back after each bout with winter.

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In another four to six weeks, these few early flowers will be joined by thousands of their companions.

On a good warm day, their scent will be strongly present.

The sound of honeybees, taking a first spring meal, will season the air.

3 responses to “Snowdrops

  1. Wow – I haven’t even seen snowdrops in Atlanta yet, though I haven’t looked in a certain spot I know. We do have our first daffodil in the yard, though, and various and sundry blossoms of the early variety popping out in the neighborhood.

  2. Those are beautiful flowers. Great photos. I think we have those flowers around where I live but I’ve never seen them. Next time it snows I’ll have to watch out for them.

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