Sunday Thoughts ~ February 24, 2019

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” ~ Gertrude S. Wister

Good morning, dear friends.  While I enjoy winter, once this time of February arrives I am ready to see blooms.  I rather imagine many of you are as well.  So, this morning finds me anxiously awaiting the arrival of what I feel is one of the sweetest harbingers of spring ~ snowdrops.  And, these little lovelies are just about to bloom in our garden.  “Earth is crammed with Heaven.” Emily Dickinson

 

 The Snowdrop,” by ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Snowdrop Many, many welcomes,
February fair-maid,
Ever as of old time,
Solitary firstling,
Coming in the cold time,
Prophet of the gay time;
Prophet of the May time,
Prophet of the roses,
Many, many welcomes,
February fair-maid!”

 

Snowdrops:  Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration…in the very teeth of winter.” ~ Louise Wilder

These delicate beauties(botanical name~Galanthus) represent purity, hope, rebirth, and consolation or sympathy.  Their precious nodding blooms, make my heart sing.  We have the white ones which you see here, but my mom also had a rare blush pink.  They were a little taller and did not spread as readily.   

sonisbonbonis: “Snow drops North Downs, Surrey, UK ”

Snowdrops are hardy in zones two through eight.  They enjoy a somewhat woodsy soil and a bit of shade.

So pretty. Textured vintage vase with snowdrops. Applause!

And what a treat they are to see sitting in a petite vase on a kitchen windowsill.  Such a promise of spring.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and my ‘Sunday Thoughts.’

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.

And in the week ahead, may you begin to see snippets of spring all along your path.  

 

Au Revoir,

Sandra

 

 

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Dewena
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Aren’t they sweet! We don’t have any and I always forget about ordering some for fall planting but then when February comes I so wish I had. And the Wister quote is so true, they couldn’t be any more welcome now than if they were huge blooms, maybe more so.

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Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

They are sweet! Are they bulbs?

Maristella
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Hi,Sandra! I really love my visit here!How beautiful and delicate !Love the quotes too!Have a blessed week!

Pam Richardson
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Sandra, I always love my Sunday visits with you even if they happen at the end of the day. Your thoughts and quotes are always so beautiful! The snowdrops are so sweet and I really should plant them. Do you plant the bulbs in the fall? They are so delicate in the vase. Have a wonderful week dear friend!💕

jeanie
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Oh Sandra, how beautiful. Now THAT is the white that I am LONGING to see — and maybe, someday in March, we will. Definitely not THIS month!

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