Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wild Flowers of the Time

Snowdrops and Winter Aconite are two flowers I have photographed this week during a walk.

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) grow in Winter and early Spring in most of Europe and there are about 20 sub species of this flower. I found these I photographed in an area where I normally expect to find them. Once established they remain and are not easily destroyed by natural causes.


Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) are one of the first to flower usually in January in mild climates. They grow in Europe, Asia and Japan and there are about 8 sub species. Again I found these where I would normally expect to find them on the edge of woodland, in fact more than in the past.











22 comments:

  1. Hi Roy,

    This is really giving me a 'spring feeling'! Your snowdrops are flowering, I didn't see it here in NL. The photo's are so nice and your header is beautiful! It give's me hope spring won't be far away ;-).

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, its the only sign I have seen of Spring so far.

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  2. als je al dit moois ziet dan gaat het voorjaar kriebelen,maar we zullen nog even moeten wachten.

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  3. Lovely images Roy, it's always good to see the splash of brightness that these early flowers bring.

    The Aconites have been on flower in my garden since the tenth of January and are putting on a good show (in the rain!) and on the 21st. of January I saw a Honey Bee appearing to drink from a water droplet on the flowering Snowdrops at RSPB Sandy...Things are starting to wake up!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Not seen any flying insect types yet apart from gnats.{:))

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  4. The flowers are beautiful, such a pleasure to see them at this bleak time of year.

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  5. Hey Roy... Well lucky you they are gorgeous, each year you have posted them I am envious!! Seeing yellow flowers ,and those snow white snowdrops you are seeing sure make the winter months hopeful!!
    Nothing like that growing around here after yesterday' s "snowdrops"that added up to 8 inches ! : )
    Almost bare ground before that !
    Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

    Grace

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  6. Now those beautiful snowdrops are the ones I like! (Not the "snowdrops" that are falling from the sky today here in Utah.) Thanks for sharing the hope of Spring!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, not seen any of that other white stuff yet this winter thankfully, but a lot of rain though.

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  7. Cracking set Roy of two beautiful winter flowers.

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  8. The sweetness of these flowers is a pleasure.
    It's beautiful Roy.
    Bye :)

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  9. Super is it with those snowdrops and alternating with the Winter Aconit. I get the same for years jitters. Prachtiege photo series and I'm surprised that you've already seen so much snow bells

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    1. Thanks Helma, it has been a mild Winter although very wet. This may have helped some flowers and hopefully Spring wildlife.

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  10. Gorgeous! Makes me feel like maybe spring will come eventually. I have one little snowdrop plant, but don't think I am going to see it blooming for awhile yet....would have to break through ice! I enjoyed these photos a lot for their color and their hope of spring.

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  11. Wow. We're under a foot of snow and will now see wildflowers for another 2-3 months!

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    1. These are our early ones Steve. Not much now for about 6 weeks, maybe early primroses.

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