I got to sleep in an extra hour this morning, so the sun was already coming up as I left for work. Strange things happen when your routine gets a little off. Apparently while I slept, winter came and went and now we’re looking at the first snowdrop of the year! Surely this picture must be right out of late march?
Wishful thinking aside, it’s not March and this isn’t the last snowfall. It’s the first in fact and the snowdrop is my little fall blooming galanthus elwesii (monosticus?) which I thought had died of spite over the summer. This is the fall blooming variant of the regular spring blooming giant snowdrop (giant being a relative term with drops) and I just love it. When I saw it sprouting earlier in the week I did a little skip around the yard and then ran to tell my housemate…. She was much less impressed. Maybe the kids will appreciate it, I’ll just have to remind them it shouldn’t be picked 🙂