Going to the old church service on Christmas Eve, I noticed a small group of snowdrops blooming at the base of the large oak tree between the walkway and the church. It was cold, but not yet snowing. I mentioned the snow drops in the sermon that night. Is there a better symbol of the resilience and persistence we need to get through the pandemic?
On Christmas Day, I came back to St. Mary the Virgin church to take a photograph of the hearty flowers. Despite overnight snow they still bloomed. Then it snowed, not like 1996, but not good either. By Januaary 10th, 17 days later, all the snow around SMV was finally gone. The original and new snowdrops bloomed .... tough flowers !
Enjoy them in the photographs, and even better enjoy the snowdrops in person wherever they bloom.