Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snowdrops for Candlemas

Yesterday during a conversation with the Vicar after church, he shared that when he was growing up in England, his little Anglican parish used to give tiny nosegays of snowdrops to parishioners on Candlemas Sunday. What a lovely tradition! Snowdrops must grow in profusion in England as they do here in France. They are so pretty and such hardy harbingers of the spring to come.

This is the last day of my participation in the '30in30' challenge. Thirty photos in thirty days. It hasn't been hard to post a photo a day; what's been hard has been taking a decent one and/or coming up with something interesting to say about it!

4 comments:

  1. That vicar must have lived in the south of England - snowdrops grew very well in my garden in the north midlands but I was lucky to see them before the beginning of March

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  2. You know, I think he said where, but I didn't pay any attention. I took these photos in my neighbor's yard as I haven't made it back down to Beaulieu Abbey. I think you and Trevor picked the only nice day in a month for your walk and photo shoot!

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  3. We have a few snowdrops in our garden here but they refuse to colonise. However, down by the Abbaye de Beaulieu it is carpeted with them in February - and along the Bonnette Valley. They obviously like the damp. Plenty of that this winter...

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  4. I hope the ones at Beaulieu will still be blooming when it dries up enough to wander in the woods to photograph them!

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