So while the rest of the country came to a standstill because of snow, we, in this sheltered part of Cornwall, still had green fields and misty winter sunshine. In the fields the snowdrops are out in force, although they are not putting on the show they did last year which got me thinking. Last year the big freeze came pre Christmas and the January snowdrops were fantastic whereas this year, after a warmer end of the year, they are a bit thin on the ground.
My grandmother always tried to get a bunch of snowdrops to bring into the house for her birthday at the end of February and it’s something my mother continued to do but you don’t tend to see them in Florists anymore. I love seeing them here in the wild, they get followed by daffodils and then bluebells.
The sheep have returned to the field in front of the chalet
It wont be long before the lambs join them