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February 8, 2015

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Helen

Despite not as many as last year they still look beautiful. Lovely pictures.

Lisa G.

Very pretty! We're having snow dropping, but no snowdrops.

Sally

Oh I can truly see why they are called snow drops, well more snow drifts really. I couldn't have imagined how they would look 'in the wild.'

Amara Bray

Lovely photos, and lovely poem. Thank you for both.

Swissrose

Jane - do you have German? I know you specialise in Russian. If so, this might amuse you… "Helge und das Udo: Kirschgarten" (audio) - http://www.srf.ch/play/radio/hoerbuehne/audio/helge-und-das-udo-kirschgarten?id=7b244915-1df2-4cc0-b442-16101e8be838

Our snowdrops were coming up before they got covered by snow… patience!!

Éireann

My best-beloved snowdrops poem is by Louise Glück, from THE WILD IRIS.

Snowdrops

Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know
what despair is; then
winter should have meaning for you.

I did not expect to survive,
earth suppressing me. I didn't expect
to waken again, to feel
in damp earth my body
able to respond again, remembering
after so long how to open again
in the cold light
of earliest spring--

afraid, yes, but among you again
crying yes risk joy

in the raw wind of the new world.

Julie

Thank you for the reminder that spring will eventually come, we have over 6 feet of snow on the ground and at least another foot predicted for the weekend here in Massachusetts

Rebecca

I share Julie's (above commenter) emotions: in coastal Maine we are socked in with a good two feet, subzero temps, and "good chance of 24 and possibly up to 40 inches of snow" this weekend. I could do with some snowdrops of the floral kind!

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