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Tiny snowdrop, growing there …
It’s a wonder how you dare !
Flowering so pert and bold …
Don’t you know it’s icy cold ?

February, dull and dour…
Spring aubrieta waits to flower,
Yet your petals never fail,
Braving sleet and storms and hail.


Lots of plants won’t blossom yet,
But you bloom without regret.
Though you’re little, you don’t care,
Glowing in the crisp, cool air.


Why are you so calm and cheery ?
On this day so dark and dreary.
Tulips wait their turn for glory…
Need more time to tell their story.


Folk have flu and skies look murky.
How come you’re so fit and perky ?
Birds are hungry, children sneezing,
Red-nosed ornaments are freezing..


Thank you, snowdrop, sweet and white.
You make winters warm and bright.
Weather forecasts bring the blues.
Your buds promise better news.

Snowdrops, with each clump and bunch,
We forget the Credit Crunch.
Every bloom reveals a sign
Spring is coming. Sun will shine. :o)

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Oh ! TT that was wonderful :o)) It really brightened up this depressing snowy morning we have here.
Thank you xx

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Hywel..
I took the photos of the snowdrops in my garden this morning in the cold rain ! :o) xxx

17 Feb, 2010

 

What a nice cheery blog,poem and pics,TT. My,you were brave to go outside
this morning...Freezing fog here,bitterly cold...so this was very welcome:o)) Ta.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Bloomer... Thanks.
I was worried about the camera getting wet..
I kept on wiping it with kitchen roll..Lol. :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

You`v a Fantastic way with Pics & Words TT the Poem is Perfect 4 The GOYPedia Poems Page :)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Jac....
The snowdrops are so brave in this cold weather, aren't they. ! :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Yes TT much braver than me & like u say Very Beautiful :)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Brilliant! brilliant!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Another treasure from TT.....a lovely poem for a lovely flower :0))

17 Feb, 2010

 

Jac.. you are brave in lots of ways...xxx

Thanks, Val and Alice :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

TT that was brill really enjoyed reading it, although its sunny here its very cold.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Carol. Thank you...
Wet and freezing start here but the sun is trying to shine now..
Bad weather forecast for much of Britain tomorrow !

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanx TT :)XXX

17 Feb, 2010

 

in yesterdays sunshine ( for a few minutes :0) I went to look at the snowdrops I'd split a clump 2 years ago and they ate doing very well the original clump was here when we moved in 25 years ago and are beautiful doubles but you need a dry day to see their frilly undies Lol... Brilliant again Tt you know how to cheer us up!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Pam.... Thanks.
Your snowdrops sound wonderful....
...with their frilly undies :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

All of you will perhaps get a better summer than us in the northwest, as last 3 summers its done nothing but rain all the time x

17 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely cheerful poem TT, thanks. guess what..it's snowing again

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Deida.... Snowing AGAIN ?
Percy will be practising his curling...LOL... :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

well done Terra i so enjoyed reading your poem with pretty pictures to, again you did a great job, :o))) x

17 Feb, 2010

 

Really enjoyed this blog Terra, pictures and poem just flowed together, thanks for reminding us that the simplicity of shape and colour white make one of the lovliest of flowers. Hope to get some in the green to plant in the front rockery ;0))

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra and Pansypotter...
I do agree that sometimes an individual flower can look as lovely as a whole drift....just in a different way... :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you - I've just come in all muddy and seen your pretty little snowdrops and your cheerful poem to give us hope. It's 'dreary' outside! I love snowdrops - I'll go out to plant more of my new plants now, and take a look at mine on the way. :-))

17 Feb, 2010

 

sorry you have dreary weather barbara, just starting to go dull here now

17 Feb, 2010

 

Rain,rain,rain and even more rain,thats what we have. Thanks Terra I needed your poem and pics...........

17 Feb, 2010

 

poor you sue, its a bad forcast for the next few weeks to, rain , sleet, snow and cold yak!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Lincslass.... Thanks..
I join Sandra in wishing you some warm, dry weather. :o)

Hello Sh.... glad this poem gives you hope..
good luck with your planting :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Talking about snowdrops....I found ONE on my allotment yesterday....I was chuffed to bits....cos they don't like my garden at home !!

17 Feb, 2010

 

thats good alice wonder why they dont like your garden, they grow almost anywhere ive read :o) a smile cause you have one

17 Feb, 2010

 

Congrats. on your snowdrop, Alice.. :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Ah! yes, you're right! They do bring hope to me in Feb!

17 Feb, 2010

 

I think after the last few summers and this Awful cold wet miserable winter we need a lovely spring and a really nice summer to put roses in our cheeks as gran would have said ;o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely tribute to a lovely flower, Tt. :-))

17 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

That is so lovely TT ... the Snow drop is special , the first one that we all scour the garden for , the first sign of spring returning .. :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, KarenSusan, David, Amy...
...and "rosy cheeks" Pamg :o) Lol.

17 Feb, 2010

 

wonderful TT..........just what i needed after a shopping trip to town.... well done...i love your doggy ornament it looks like my ella.....

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you, Holly.
I'm pleased you like the doggie...
I bought it as a Papillon toy breed dog, but it could be Ella, couldn't it ! :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

yes its got her little face..... : o ))

17 Feb, 2010

 

Another great blog, TT! Seeing the flowers up so close makes you realise what you miss! I tend to see the broad picture, it never occurs to me to take such close up photos till I see somebody else's, like yours!

I've uploaded some photos of Snowdrops I took a couple of years ago but I'm sure if I were to go past the same gardens tomorrow they would look almost identical.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Well done, TT. Lovely blog, poem and pics, a great recipe for cheering us all up!
Reading the comments above it seems I may have been alone in having a lovely sunny day here. At 5pm it was still light and the sun was just disappearing :)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hello Balcony.... Thanks.
My camera can't take very close-up pics., but it is interesting to examine just one out of a whole "flock" of snowdrops.

Hi Gee... Yes, I don't think many parts of Britain enjoyed your sunshine.
Glad you were able to go out and enjoy it. :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Brilliant TT, and lovely photo's too!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you, Pottygardener....
It was raining quite hard this morning, when I took the photos..Lol. :o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Went out to check on mine in the sunshine today and they're still in tight bud so enjoyed your photos and poem very much.

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Wagger... Thanks.
It's good to know you have some snowdrops to enjoy as the weather warms...:o)

17 Feb, 2010

 

Hi TT. Beautiful words and pictures I am told I have daffodils in bud in the garden Spring is spring-ing .........Just!

17 Feb, 2010

 

Brilliant Blog~ Snowdrops and Hellebores~ first signs of spring!

17 Feb, 2010

 

What wonderful words of praise you`ve put together to celebrate our little treasure the `snowdrop` cheered me up no end, and joy of joy it made me go and hunt again for the little clump I planted last year and remarked about on Spritzhenrys blog that I couldn`t find and yes oh yes the`ve just poked through.But it will be a long time before the`re as big as yours.

17 Feb, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Brilliant, TT! The first picture reminds me of the family - Mother, Father and their little child - they are so sweet...:) Thanks for your warm poem!
Still no Snowdrops here...:(

17 Feb, 2010

 

Loooooooooooovely close ups of the sweetest first flower and your poem is really heartwarming :o)) well done you for braving the wet to put together this lovely blog Thankyou TT x

17 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Sue, Arlene, Stroller, Uma and Neellan.

I agree, Sue and Arlene...signs of springtime ! :o)

Stroller..I'm pleased you found your clump of snowdrops...that's good news !

Yes, Uma... that first picture does look like a little family of snowdrops...
...Yesterday I also uploaded that same pic as a GoY photo, and I was discussing with Irish that the snowdrop also looks rather like fancy street lamps !

I did brave the cold and wet, Neellan, I really don't cope well in the icy damp !

18 Feb, 2010

 

wow! it's so nice:) and easy to understand lol:) and they are very special - your own:) the show was wonderful, so many different new varieties and ideas for a garden... I definetely have to find some time to put some pictures in a blog... I am just recovering from a flu, loads of assingments are waiting for me - but will try to select some pictures... the problem is there is to many and really hard to choose something:) also went yesterday to see (finally) Garden History Museum in Lambeth - but it was so disapointing... they charge 6 pounds for entry - and there is so little so see - just some tools, few photographs... and what's worse I couldn't take pictures.. only of windows, doors - basicaly a church itself... garden was more interesting... luckily the weather was gorgeous yesterday - a lot of sun, nice and warm - something I have longed for so long:) I hope you also got some sun yesterday:) and say hello to your little team:)

18 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Kasia...
I hope you are feeling better, over your flu.....
What a pity the Museum was disappointing for you and rather expensive for what you saw...
Dull, cold and damp again today !
"Team" say "Hi" :o)

18 Feb, 2010

 

TT...You are so talented...Your poem was wonderful....:>)

18 Feb, 2010

 

Thank you, Motinot...
You've made me feel better...
I've been having one of those mornings where I wondered why I bother trying to please anyone ! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ! :o)

18 Feb, 2010

 

wonderful poem Tt and photo's, well done.

18 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Yorkshire :o)

18 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely poem nice and cheery on a cold s- - - y day .

18 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely poem TT and I enjoyed the photo's.

18 Feb, 2010

 

Congrats TT another GREAT, well done.

18 Feb, 2010

 

Lovely flowers of the snow,
I don't know how you can grow
Through the frosty air outside.
I'm not coming, I might slide

On the frozen ground below.
How I'll get up I don't know.
Terratoonie, where is she ?
Flowerpot people, - Set her free !

19 Feb, 2010

 

with poetry ...
FPP...
Terratoonie...
SET HER FREE...

Good one Hywel-- lets hope it does the trick :)

19 Feb, 2010

 

Well done Hywel. :o)))

19 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely poem Terra and how appropriate. Snowdrops are a sign of all the new life to come. :o)

Sandra x

19 Feb, 2010

 

A lovely homage to the valiant snowdrop Tt. What would this site be without you? You always put in so much effort, puts most of us to shame. I am now inspired to buy some snowdrops for next year, maybe near the window where I can see them in the worst of the weather. Hywel ....lol:-)

20 Feb, 2010

 

That is a splendid Poem and some lovely pictures too. More please.

20 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Mavis, Homebird, Dotty, Hywel, Pam, Val, Sandra, Bornagain and Poaannua....
....I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem and pics....
... Yes, snowdrops are a sign of new life to come :o)

21 Feb, 2010

 

Yet another brilliant poem TT

Do you realise, you have almost more blogs than photos?!! Keep up the good work, as your cheery texts really do wonders for our morale

21 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for those very kind words, Terry60...
.... they mean a lot....
... I so appreciate my friends on GoY. :o) xxx

21 Feb, 2010

 

Snowdrops are one of my very favourite flowers, so pure and innocent looking, does that sound daft? It's a sign of spring not very far behind (we hope). Your pictures are great and the poem so meaningful ~ thank you so much

22 Feb, 2010

 

Hello Titchy...
No that doesn't sound daft at all...
I photographed the top picture..of the single snowdrop on its own....because they are so often pictured as a whole drift.. but each one is special with its promise of springtime around the corner :o)

22 Feb, 2010

 

thank you that was a good tonic, how talented are you!

22 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Lemondog...

Never had one of my blogs called a tonic before !
Thanks ! I'm pleased you like it. :o)

23 Feb, 2010

 

My friends think I'm "barmy" when I say I want to visit snowdrop places, or buy another pot of snowdrops, but reading all these comments maybe not. Your poem has just put everything into words TT. They just lift your spirits :o))

23 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks, Pam...
Sitting at my desk using my laptop, I can see my snowdrops which are in these photos...
... Yes, they are a true joy :o)

23 Feb, 2010

 

Fabulous poem TT......really enjoyed it...well done!...:o))

23 Feb, 2010

 

Just a little add on...Following Gardeners Question time today, radio 4, there was a prog about galanthophiles featuring an auction. Some of the bulbs went for £150 each and apparently much more has been paid for rarities. It's been compared to the Dutch 'tulip madness' . One man at the auction told of thefts from galanthophile gardens ( the bulbs in just one of his containers were worth £3,000) so he and many other collectors kept their garden locations secret. No-one was ever allowed to visit! Rather defeats the object of growing lovely things if you ask me. By the way they are not natives, but from Central Europe and many returning soldiers brought them back from the Crimea. Turkey is the growing hub apparently:-)

7 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Janey... Pleased you like the poem :o) x

Hi Bornagain...
Yes, I saw a TV programme a few weeks ago which featured rare, expensive snowdrops growing, and they did show on film where these were, and divulged the location, which seemed to me like an invitation to thieves..

7 Mar, 2010

 

I missed that one:-( I always thought they were natives, they seem so at home here:-)

7 Mar, 2010

 

I bought a snowdrop a few years ago thinking I'd paid a lot for it, about £3 then, put it in it's paper bag on the floor of the car, went off to do something else, came back, forgot it was there ~~ and trod on it. :o(( :o((

7 Mar, 2010

 

very sad Pam...don't know why I laughed, must be because it's the sort of thing I do:-)

7 Mar, 2010

 

I watched GW on TV this afternoon & really loved the Snowdrops, the yellow one especially as it was so unusual I'd never seen one like that before. Apparently it was found growing wild in an English wood!

8 Mar, 2010

 

That's a pity about Pam's trodden-on snowdrop !

Yes, the yellow snowdrops look fascinating, don't they. :o)

9 Mar, 2010

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