Little Drops of Snow
The first of our snowdrops appeared as the recent snow began to melt.
I always take snowdrops as a reassuring sign that all is right with the world after a long, cold winter. Things are starting to grow again, just as sure as the sun rises every morning.
My Grandad told me that snowdrops were first made by an angel who blew on falling snowflakes when Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, giving them flowers as a sign of hope.
Whatever my beliefs, I like that story.
As with a lot of white flowers, folklore warns against bringing snowdrops into the house. It's bad luck.
I often wonder if a lot of these folklores were simply to stop people picking wild flowers?
Mine will be staying in the garden, for now. When there is an abundance of them I shall pick a few for a posy.
I'm only superstitious when it suits me.
Image Credit » Ambermol