I saw them posted by someone in town, but at the time, I didn't stop to see who the poster was or in which group. When I went back to find the pictures, I couldn't. FB can be like that.
Some 30 years ago, my dad had a couple of snowdrop flowers in a tiny garden space just outside his front door. I don't recall ever seeing snowdrops before or since. I see them in photos here and there but never in person.
But that person, whomever they might be, posted a photo from here in town. All I could see in the photo was a wall and a few flowers. But from another photo that they posted, I could see that they had been downtown just north of the bridge.
I dragged Sue down there on an overcast and slightly unpleasant day. I didn't have much hope of finding that little wall, but after a short while, I thought that I might have spotted something just a little way down a side street.
It was in front of one of those old homes, the type without much of a front garden, but there was maybe a yard's width of garden between the house and the sidewalk.
Me being an elder, and neither the day nor the spot being appealing, I opted not to get down to ground level. I did have my telephoto lens, however, so from more or less a standing position, I squeezed off a few shots. Zoomed in as I was, some were on the fuzzy side, but two were not bad, especially the second one, below.
What a lovely find. I like snowdrops & every Autumn I plant a bag full & every Spring, I'm disappointed that either the squirrels had a feast or I planted incorrectly. Your photos are crisp & white, I'd say no need to lay on the sidewalk (col).
I've been doing that telephoto thing, too. It really makes sense.
I love these pretty early flowers.
The effort was worth the results yiu shared as these are really beautiful blooms, AC. I agree that getting doen on the ground to take ohotos becomes more of an issue at a “certain” age.
Ah, the age where getting down is not the problem, but getting up can be!
Ah yes. I detest having to get on my knees, hurts so bad. But you managed quite well, I think. Such pretty little flowers.
These are pretty!
I love snowdrops, such gritty little flowers coming through snow ir anything.
Your temperatures must be warming faster than ours. No snow drops seen around here yet.
I swear that I've never seen them before except in photos. I wonder if they're in my area?
It is so encouraging to find a little patch of them. It seems that the Winter Aconite emerges first and then the Snowdrops to tell us spring is coming. Glad you found them.
Lovely picture! We had just a few Snowdrops in our previous garden, and they were so precious as they bloomed so early. And by the way I thoroughly enjoy your blathering!
The snowdrops are so much better than the flakes!
Snowdrops are very tough and also an invasve species.
Well done! These are lovely.
It would take more than snowdrops to get me to lie on the sidewalk, and probably a crane to get me up again.
But, great sleuthing, good capture, and, yes, shot two is pretty dern good for telephoto from above. Way to go.
Those are beautiful photos! Linda in Kansas
Love snowdrops. We have loads in our front garden. They grow wild near me and a few years ago, I dug a small clump up and separated it out to plant around our plum and apple tree. A neighbour also contributed a small clump. They spread slowly but steadily. What I am trying to say (I think) is that if the snowdrops you saw are on public ground, you could dig up a couple of plants after they stopped flowering and transplant them in your garden for future years. So you don't have to wait years to see more of these cheerful heralds of spring. I would send you some of mine but I am not sure they would pass customs, or survive.
Beautiful snowdrops, it's great that you found them... I like them a lot, the first heralds of spring... we often have them in February, but also often in connection with snow... that's why they're called yes even so.
Now the "March cups" / leucojum vernum are blooming - they have wide, round flower cups ... I'll post photos in my next blog post.
Your photos of the snowdrops are beautiful... Thank you.
Many greetings from Viola
Like glistening pearls, beautiful. We have lots in the UK and I always admire them.
I like flowers. I haven't yet seen in flower blooms are here in North Idaho.
Coffee is on and stay safe.
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