Friday, March 4, 2016

366 Project - Day 64 - "Snow Drops (Galanthus)"


March 04, 2016 - "Snow Drops (Galanthus)"

I don't know why, but every year I find myself looking forward to the blooming of the Snow Drops in our front yard.

There's only one very tiny spot where they grow. Some years there'll be a half-dozen or more blooms... other years, like this year, there'll only be a couple. They're so low to the ground and completely surrounded by a sea of Pachysandra that they're almost impossible to notice unless you know they're there and are looking for them. Yet every year, without fail, they're there... and every year, without fail, I find myself eagerly anticipating their return.

Small and delicate, yet with a certain strength to be able to grow and bloom when the rest of nature seems to be saying "No. Not yet!".

I know that they're a completely different species, but something about them brings back memories of the tiny Lily of the Valley that would bloom in my grandmother's yard.

They make me smile.

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