Winter Exhibitionists

Woodland snowdrops

The small and demure plants of winter have a charm that is their own

I’ve just read a great blog post by James Alexander Sinclair over on the Crocus website. He’s anthropomorphism of Hazel made me laugh out loud. Here are my favourite winter exhibitionists.

I love the idea if a plant showing off. The snowdrops at my local woods are just starting to open up and start their show. The stage is really theirs at the moment.

Woodland snowdrops
Woodland snowdrops

I braved the stormy winds to give the dogs some exercise before the worst of the storm hits (just got back in time before the hail started). There are a few trees down but overall surviving well.

Hazel Catkins
Hazel Catkins

Enjoy the dry cold days of winter

By the look on her face it was worth the efforts. This is my golden retriever who managed to get mud on her head – I do not know how.

Our Mollie dog enjoying being out in the wild
Our Mollie dog enjoying being out in the wild

Nature is all around

On the way home I spotted some more snowdrops in the hedgerow – later in the season they’re joined by daffodils.

Snowdrops on a Devon lane bank - perfectly at home with ivy and ferns
Snowdrops on a Devon lane bank – perfectly at home with ivy and ferns

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