Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Snowdrops...



This cold, but bright, February morning was just right for walk around 




Gorse Hill is an 85 acre site nestled on the northern and western slopes of Gaw Hill, a sandstone ridge with views across the Lancashire plain.






The snowdrops are just starting to peep through, and even though they need just a little more sunshine, they still look magical.


Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek g├íla "milk", ├ínthos "flower")




" Beneath these ice-pure sepals lay

A triplet of green-pencilled snow,

Which in the chill-aired gloom of day

Stirred softly to and fro"


The Snowdrop by Walter de la Mare



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