Feb 4, 2014

The Fair Maid of February...

This morning
we had a dusting of snow...
just a dusting.
 
I saw the Snowdrops in the garden
their heads were up,
but still closed...
 
I snipped a handful
of the almost popped blooms...
 
I brought them in,
put them in water,
and together we watched the snow fall outside...
 
with in an hour,
they popped open...
 
 
In the Language of Flowers
Snowdrops are the Symbol of Hope...
 

the first tangible
Sign that Spring will come...
 


 
Snowdrops
are also often called
The Fair Maid of February...
 


it is easy
to understand
the love of this tenacious flower...
 




within another hour
the snow was gone...

but,
my sweet Snowdrops
are sparkling...
 


 
 




 
 
 

The Snowdrop
by
Lord Alfred Tennyson
 
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!


 
 tonight I will be linking up to...
 
I Love it when You stop by...

30 comments:

K. Barber-Flower Farmer said...

The inside of those snowy drops, lovely

Stephanie said...

This was such a lovely post! Thank you for sharing such prettiness with us :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such pretty pictures of that gorgeous flower! How funny that we both got a dusting of snow this morning. I wish I had something so pretty to show for it!

mariondee-designs said...

I have these in my garden too. You take such pretty pictures, it's a delight to visit your blog! take care, Maryann

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, your styling ideas and your photography are just superb! It is always such a treat to come here when you have a new post up. I love the dainty blooms of the snowdrops. Since they don't grow in Southern California, I was happy to be able to enjoy them seen through your lens. Wishing you a good rest of the week!
Christina

Rose L said...

So Lovely!

Janneke said...

Ah, the first signs of spring, here they are starting too, but you made again such a lovely post with the snowdrops, I admire you for your styling.

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Bella!!!

Snowdrops are so delicate and beautiful!!

It was very windy and that made it very cold up here in BC. They say snow is come and I hope it's a dusting.

Beautiful post!!

Pam
xox

Susan Stillwell said...

Exquisite! Your styling and photography are always so beautiful.

Martha said...

What a lovely reminder of the beauty that Spring has in store for us! :) Looking forward to that, although the snow is beautiful as well!

Mila Myk said...

Loving your whole gentle decor-the snowdrops are just so pretty! And the cup-pots from previous post- what a clever idea:) Your house reminds me of J.B Fletcher's house( from Murder she wrote).
And your dogs in hats ROCK haha
Stay safe and warm.
Mila

BrocanteuseRose said...

Love as always... These are simply perfect!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Bella, this is so beautiful. It reminds me a little of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Woman. Have you seen it? She combines nature drawings with poetry, quotes, and her own thoughts and discoveries. Those snowdrops are so sweet and brave.

amorporlovintage said...

es verdad que las flores nos recuerdan la primavera que pronto llegara , son preciosas

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bella,
Your photos, and flowers, are always so beautiful! Thanks for sharing such beauty with us.
Gina

Tanya Rachelle said...

Ahhh beautiful! Love the snowdrops!
~Tanya

Alessandra said...

What a lovely post! Your flowers are so sweet and your photos are marvellous. Spring is coming!
Kisses
Alessandra

Olga said...

Hi Bella, the snowdrops from your garden are so lovely. And you took fabulous photos. I also love those crochet gloves; they are so delicate and feminine.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How charming, Bella! Your snowdrops are like little fairy bells and look so lovely in your pretty vase surrounded by your pretties. Glad they are staying warm - oh, isn't it cold? Keep cozy and warm. Hugs, xo Karen

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Bella! LOVE
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Carole's Cay said...

oh Bella, those little snowdrops are so beautiful...I have never really looked at them so closely and your pix are just lovely. thank you
and Happy Valetine's Day (coming up soon)

Carole's Cay said...

oh Bella, those little snowdrops are so beautiful...I have never really looked at them so closely and your pix are just lovely. thank you
and Happy Valetine's Day (coming up soon)

Gayle said...

Beautiful, peaceful photos Bella.

June said...

Bella I can't tell you how much I loved these gorgeous photos!!!! You have such a lovely talent at bring beauty in your life.
hugs from here...

Betty W said...

The snowdrops are so pretty and so is the container they are in.

Haworth said...

So beautiful, Bella!!! I can always count on something truly lovely when I visit you. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Very beautiful post. Hopefully Spring will soon arrive in Philadelphia. More snow and below zero temps than I can ever remember.
Your photography is beautiful and the flowers absolutely precious.
Vera

Erin said...

Beautiful!! Lovely post!! I have been reading your blog for awhile..it is so very lovely and inspiring!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Those sweet little flowers give me hope that spring will arrive soon, Bella. :) It's been such a brutal winter here in MI. We still have about 30" of snow on the ground. No flowers blooming here quite yet. :( But I'm praying that God will send us calmer, warmer, and sunnier weather soon. :)

xoxo laurie

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Beautiful photographs and verse!