They’re here!!!!

The botanical name for snowdrops is ‘Galanthus.’ The name is thought to come from the Greek word ‘gala’ meaning milk – like the colour of the plant. There are 2500 varieties of snowdrop.

According to folklore, snowdrops should not be brought into the home because it may signify impending death.



10 thoughts on “Snowdrops

  1. Peter Klopp February 4, 2019 / 1:20 am

    A wonderful gallery of outstanding photos of those lovely snowdrops! We hare in Canada have to be a little patient before we enjoy looking at their beauty.

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    • floresphotographic February 4, 2019 / 6:08 am

      Thank you. I read somewhere that snowdrops didn’t used to appear in UK in the 1950’s until February, but it’s not uncommon to see them now in January.

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  2. Irene February 4, 2019 / 1:43 am

    Love these captures! Favorite is the raindrops on the purple blossom. ❤️

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  3. Ali, The Mindful Gardener February 4, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Your photos are stunning – my favourite of snowdrops this year. I also love the one with the crocus and the snowdrop – I find it so difficult to get more than one subject in focus – do you have any tips?

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    • floresphotographic February 4, 2019 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks Ali. I think my camera was set to single point focus. Probably more luck than judgement too!


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