I am endlessly delighted and fascinated by snowdrops. Every year when the first shoots start appearing, I enter a full on snowdrop obsession and have to seek out as many as I can for their short flowering season.
Maybe it's because they are the first flower of the year, appearing when the skies are still grey and the ground still frosted.
Maybe it's because it is somehow bewitching to see something so incredibly white and clean looking, especially in nature. They seem very serene and calm, almost unearthly.
Whatever the reason is, there is something truly magical and enchanting about them, and they make me very happy.
This year seems to have been a particularly good year for them, and I have seen so many on my walks. They look so beautiful, nodding slightly in the breeze. Their flowering season is almost over, but I hope to catch a few more before the last of them disappear until next year.
Is there a flower or plant that you feel particularly connected to or excited by?
You can see some more snowdrop pictures on my Instagram