Snowdrops

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.

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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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