Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snowdrops-first day of spring

Snowdrops are the symbol of spring, of nature's rebirth.
It is a custom by us to offer every woman, mother, grandmother, work colleague and friend a small bouquet of snowdrops on the 1st of March.
Here is a bunch of snowdrops for my lady readers and blog friends.
These are common snowdrops but I bet you don't recognize them.
I captured them from bellow and the details surprised me too.
Snowdrops-closeup
Let's hope spring is coming soon. For now there is no sign of spring but the according to the weather forecast we shall have spring beginning from the 1st of March till Thursday, when we expect snow again.
On the first of March women also receive a special gift, called Martisor. See in my next post what it is all about.

14 comments:

Carletta said...

What a lovely custom.
These are beautiful images Maia!

Evelyn Howard said...

Very beautiful and sweet.

Judy said...

I was going to say that these do not look like the snowdrops we have here in Canada, until I realized that you were showing them from the bottom, an angle I have never observed home-grown snowdrops from! Thank you for expanding my world, as well as the lovely bouquet!

Kathy said...

Living in the Sonoran Desert of the Southwestern US, this is not a plant I'm familiar with -- but I wish I were. It is absolutely beautiful!

Kala said...

I love the way you've captured these wonderful flowers. Cannot wait for spring!

Johnny Nutcase said...

snowdrops are so gorgeous! beautiful photos of them!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a very beautiful custom! And love the snowdrop photos here! Beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful custom to begin spring, thank you for sharing them with us.

I hope your short spring will be followed quickly by a longer one. Maybe the snow will not stay.

Colleen said...

What a great custom! Beautiful flowers and photos!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful flower photos!

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful snowdrops!!! I don't think I've ever seen these before but I love the little frilly centers. :)

Andree said...

Now that is a tradition that I could really enjoy. Your snowdrops are different than ours and most lovely. Beautiful! And beautifully done.

jay said...

Those are truly impressive pictures! You have a wonderful quality of light there. :)

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine photograph!
Joyce M

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