Tuesday, February 18, 2014


There is still a fair amount of snow and ice on the ground, but the temperature this afternoon was in the 50s, so I sat outside on the porch for a while. While there, it occurred to me that enough snow might have melted to reveal some snowdrops, so I walked over to check, and there they were--only about 3/4 inch out of the ground but blooming! I picked just these two and dropped them into the tiniest vase I could find. I think I once found this tiny bottle (all crusted with something mineral) in the garden (or maybe an old trash heap). Boy, was it perfect for these wee snowdrops! I was determined to photograph it outside, but the snowdrops didn't show up on the exterior windowsill, so I moved them over to a horizontal surface on the shutter. I love everything about this--but especially the shadows, which mean the sun is out!!


  1. Love! Maybe spring WILL come after all!!!

  2. Snowdrops are a good sign!