Queens of winter days

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A stormy graphite puddle
Eased by teasing sunlight,
Warming treacly tree buds.
Sleeping Sweet Violets;
Weeping Speedwell peeping
From the hedgerow whilst
Snowdrops gaze:
They are of course
The Queens of winter days;
Preening for the fae.

queens of winter

14 thoughts on “Queens of winter days

  1. I love the line about snowdrops being the queens of winter days, couldn’t agree more! Really enjoyed the photos too 🙂 x

    • Thanks Becky. They are so beautiful. I feel that the snowdrops are a little late this year as I’ve only seen them in the most sheltered places. Is this your experience? 🙂

      • It’s the same here too, the winter has been much colder compared to last year which was just wet! It’s warming up a tad now so hoping to see more bulbs starting to flower soon 🙂 x

        • Since your comment, I’ve noticed the bulbs popping up, primroses and a few snowdrops in my new rambling garden and the most beautiful helebore…I’ll capture when the flowers are properly out. Lovely sunshine today, have a great gardening day. 🙂

          • More daffodils are out here too, haven’t seen any primroses yet though. . . soon I imagine! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

            • Spring is trying hard to show itself this week…those beautiful Helebores and lots of snowdrops! I hope you’re having a good week and not getting too cold! 🙂

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