3 March 2011 Lancashire NW England
The same hedge bottom where these are located has snowdrops in flower much earlier this year – since 7 January.
Are they wild? Snowdrops don’t colonise by seeding except possibly in very mild conditions and so it is more likely that they were planted as bulbs at some point along this particular hedge bottom, beside a farm track, where they have been left to do their own thing.
Their blooms should not be taken indoors, as it is said to bring bad luck and have been described as a ‘Corpse in its shroud’ An old wives tale? I don’t know, but won’t be tempting fate.

Sony DSC-HX1

My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    They colonise by bulblets, we used to plant these along our hedges in the UK and let them run wild, making drifts of white in the spring.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks, Larry

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks, Vicki

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairabout 2 years ago

    This is so pretty!

  • Thank you, Maisie :)

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Blooms (All Seasons Flowers) ~ FEATURES ~ December 21st, 2012

  • Thanks, Evita

    – Barrie Woodward

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 2 years ago

    07 January 2013 -- AWESOME

  • Thanks very much. I’ve spotted the first snowdrops of 2013 in our area, about to put in an appearance

    – Barrie Woodward

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