Snowdrops

As I write this we have just had our first sprinkling of snow, it’s been a pretty mild winter up until Christmas.

Glacial rocks near Austwick

Glacial rocks near Austwick

Last winter one of our training walks for the Bay2Bay walk was around Austwick, via the Norber Erratics (I just love that name!!) It was a very grey, damp, murky day but as we walked down into the village of Austwick there was a beautiful bank covered with snowdrops, each one dripping from the rain.

Snowdrops in Austwick

This poem reminds me of that walk, I don’t know where I found it or who wrote it, it’s in a notebook of poems I have, so if anyone can enlighten me I’d be grateful. I think it’s a beautiful description of this time of year.

Snowdrop

As morning awakes in the still grey sky

And a scamper of snowflakes rise up on the wind

Spring warmth reaches out and touches the earth

As snowdrop by snowdrop the winter ends

Snowdrops

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to Snowdrops

  1. Gillian Cornell says:

    Have you ever discovered who wrote the poem? My mum wrote in calligraphy and I found this poem written out by her when we cleared the house. She loved snowdrops and it would be good to know where it came from.

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