Long-Awaited Snowdrops

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomSnowdrops on National Trust’s Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

After a winter filled with leafless trees and flowers purchased from the flower stand, the snowdrops are finally in bloom. Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire, near Burford and Bibury, is one location to enjoy this glimpse of imminent spring.

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomAs Nature prepares for what’s to come, she sprinkles snowdrops, like white confetti, across the forest floor.

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomEmerging snowdrops must be prepared to brave harsh winter elements, but their hardy constitutions are carefully disguised by their apparent delicateness.

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomPristine new growth appears as dainty little ladies rising above the discarded fashions of seasons passed.

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomBut, in truth, struggling and determined snowdrops must push through layers of autumnal debris before emerging between moss covered-logs and fallen branches…

Sherborne Estate Snowdrops, National Trust, United KingdomIn order to catch the thin, winter light.

The struggle of life anew has begun.

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An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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9 Responses to Long-Awaited Snowdrops

  1. goldhit says:

    a few of those pictures of the snowdrops are so pretty it hurts.

  2. Beautiful! I am jealous–no sight of snowdrops here yet. I am comforted that they must be getting ready… Two or three weeks more of wait left.

  3. Vicky says:

    Lovely photos 🙂
    I saw my first snowdrops the other day too, they always make me smile with their cheerfulness as they burst through the ground.

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  6. Barbara Backer-Gray says:

    Beautiful!

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