Polly

Writings and Witterings

Winter Flora

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Buxom snowdrops
in a corner
slow to spread.
Contemporary
Blowsy.

Dainty
shy
milk flowers
next
year.

Polly Stretton © 2016

Galanthus plicatus - big snowdrop

Galanthus plicatus

Galanthus nivalis-small snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis

Two lovely photos of these special harbingers – they don’t look very different in these photos, but the smaller one, nivalis, in real life is much smaller than the plicatus.

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15 thoughts on “Winter Flora

  1. Still too early for us down here. 😀

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  2. Lovely Polly! Alas, global warming is affecting everything. It is January and there are still leaves in the trees… We have assaulted Mother Nature too long and now we are called to account. xx

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    • Yes, I think that’s right, Léa. And, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure that breeding bigger flowers is a good thing…I’d much prefer the tiny originals 🙂

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  3. We’ve got some tiny snowdrops just appearing. There’s something magical about their arrival.

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    • They’re wondrous, I love them…and I’ve corrected the spelling of ‘buxom’, goodness knows where that ‘n’ typo came from (!)

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  4. I noticed it, Polly, but I thought it was some word I hadn’t heard of!

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  5. I wish I had the silent strength of these little flowers

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  6. You had me at “Buxom snowdrops.” 🙂

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  7. Beautiful poem for one of my favourite flowers.

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