Friday, March 19, 2010
Jane: More signs of spring
The snowdrops are blooming at Brucemore! Aren't they beautiful?
They're not a very exciting flower, really. Just white with plain leaves. But they are brave and early--the earliest flower, along with witch hazel (also blooming at Brucemore).
They are also richly nostalgic for me. Whenever I see snowdrops, I think of my Grandma Hoffman, who had a small clump growing by her back door. I can almost hear the creak of the door opening, and smell the hemlock and the English ivy that grew there, too.
"Look, Jane, my snowdrops are blooming," she'd say, as if she was sharing a treasure just with me.