Do you know this sweet little round?
White choral bells, upon a slender stalk,
Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk.
Oh don’t you wish that you could hear them ring?
That can happen only when the fairies sing.
I know snowdrops aren’t lilies of the valley, but when I see a hillside covered in their tender buds, I can’t help but hum along, and look for winter fairies.
Not frost … not snow … snowdrops.
An ocean of snowdrops!
Snuggled up to large trees … snowdrops!
Not yet blooming, but completely unconcerned with winter chill … snowdrops!
A spotted blanket over the ground … snowdrops!Above, below, behind, everywhere … snowdrops!
All found at Painswick Rococo Gardens. Snowdrops are at their peak now and through the next couple of weeks. If you’re hunting for these (as I have been in previous years), check them out.