Snowdrops 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.
As Nature prepares for what’s to come, she sprinkles snowdrops, like white confetti, across the forest floor.
Emerging snowdrops must be prepared to brave harsh winter elements, but their hardy constitutions are carefully disguised by their apparent delicateness.
Pristine new growth appears as dainty little ladies rising above the discarded fashions of seasons passed.
But, in truth, struggling and determined snowdrops must push through layers of autumnal debris before emerging between moss covered-logs and fallen branches…
In order to catch the thin, winter light.
The struggle of life anew has begun.