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Coming to the end

By BillRookery
Taken last week when having a wee wander in the woods

In Victorian England, if you sighted a snowdrop it was a sign of death and bad luck. It was also considered bad luck to pick the flowers and use them inside the home. It was believed that when you picked a snowdrop it negatively affected the quality of cows milk and discoloured butter.

One of the reasons it was considered back luck is because it was found in many cemeteries and around gravesites. It has evolved to symbolize sympathy and consolation

The white of the snowdrop symbolizes innocence and purity. Because it is the first flower to bloom at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it also symbolizes hope

Originally believed to be a wildflower native to Britain, the snowdrop is actually native to Europe and the Middle East. It was brought to Britain by the Romans

Tags: Nature Woodland Flowers and plants Moss Autumn leaves Snow drops Winter flowers

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14 Mar 2021 10:49AM
Beautiful image Bill,
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 10:51AM
Very nice, Bill.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 11:18AM
We have a lot to thank the Romans for besides walls and roads. Lovely image Bill.

14 Mar 2021 11:27AM
Lovely image with good colour and textures, Bill.SmileSmile
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
14 Mar 2021 11:42AM
Lovely image and narrative Bill
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
14 Mar 2021 11:56AM
Beautiful image Bill very interesting write up Wink
PhilT2 Plus
11 539 32 England
14 Mar 2021 12:18PM
What have the Romans ever done for us? (Life of Brian).
Interesting write up for your image Bill. Nice one Grin
14 Mar 2021 12:34PM
A lovely woodland image and very interesting narrative, Bill.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
14 Mar 2021 1:05PM
A lovely find, Bill, very nicely set in this bit of woodland 😃👍 Mine have all come to end now 😬
Trev 😀
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 1:23PM
Whatever their history they're always welcome.Smile
14 Mar 2021 2:23PM
A fine capture Bill 😎
johnke Plus
8 229 17 England
14 Mar 2021 2:24PM
An awesome portrayal Bill....John
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 2:28PM
Love all that healthy green moss... Excellent image Bill.
Isabel GrinGrin
14 Mar 2021 3:01PM
Good luck with these Snowdrops , I believe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

14 Mar 2021 3:01PM
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die...

p.s. a fine shot and interesting info, thanks for that
14 Mar 2021 4:27PM
Smashing image, Bill and Mark's the next stage of Spring.

kaz1 10 303 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2021 5:04PM
Beautiful Snowdrops.
14 Mar 2021 7:36PM
Still beautifully captured Bill..Lin
14 Mar 2021 8:12PM
A beautiful image of snowdrops in their natural surroundings. Love your information. Debs
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
14 Mar 2021 8:48PM
A very beutiful image Bill & fascinating information.
14 Mar 2021 9:38PM
A beautiful photo Bill, and a really good commentary.

JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2021 6:05PM
Still looking beautiful

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