Tuesday, 13 January 2009

One little bloom......

I love snowdrops. I would have a garden full of them if I could. Large drifts sweeping across the lawn. I love their fragility........their tiny white and green blooms.......
and today I found one.....sitting alone in the grass......tucked away......I nearly passed it by. What a pleasant surprise..........my steps became lighter. It made me think of spring. It made me smile...........


Do little things make you smile????


43 comments:

Sue said...

lovely can't wait for mine to spring up.sue.x

Liz said...

Lovely, don't have any out yet...

The crocus and iris have had their heads up for a while now, just waiting for them to actually flower.

Miranda Bell said...

Am so looking forward to ours' as well... it's those first signs of life in late winter that give you such a lift on their discovery - a bit like the first arrival of the swallows! Miranda

marmee said...

never saw this delicate flower before that i can recall. i love it seeing as some two of my fav colours in the garden are white and green.
yes in the winter a single bloom can lift the spirit quite nicely.
oh and yes if someone else cooks for me, that also is quite nice.

beckie said...

What a wonderful surprise. A small but defiant sign of spring! We are in the throes of winter here with temps at zero and windchills to
-25F! Hope you are warming up some.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful surprise. How nice of you to share it with us. And yes, little things like that do make me happy.

Nature Nut said...

What a lovely blog site!

Rose said...

Oh yes, this would make me smile! It's much too cold here right now to have anything popping out of the ground, though. I did plant lots of crocus and some bluebells and can't wait to see them come up this spring.

Aluajala said...

I'm having hard times now and sometimes it is hard to notice the good things and let positive mood in. Yet there are things that make me smile like finding some inspiring photos in my blogroll

shirl said...

Oh yes, Cheryl… they definitely do. One single bloom like this makes me smile so much more than a drift :-D

Ah… but drifts are fantastic to see too and I plan to visit some gardens with them at the Snowdrop Festival here in Scotland in Feb/Mar if the weather is okay. Feb is usually our coldest month here :-D

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Oh yes, little things do make me smile. Your snowdrop makes me smile too! Coming to visit always makes me smile.
We are on the up side to Spring. Each cold day I remind myself the winds will shift again and Spring will come.
I have snow drops planted but my ground is too frozen to let anything come forth right now.
One snow drop can receive a thousand smiles. Please tell little snowdrp I send her smiles.
Have a delicious day!
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Hi Miranda.....i to look forward to the swallows....it is indeed a beautiful moment.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee......in the UK drifts of snowdrops are planted in public gardens etc.....you also see them in open woods......it is a beautiful sight, believe me.

Having someone to cook for you must be delightful. Mr P does not cook....so I rarely have a meal cooked for me unless we eat out....

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie....we have had freezing fog today. It really has been a horrible....sooo cold.....and pretty miserable.
Stay warm.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose......Crocus are delightful, one of my favourite blooms. Unfortunately rabbits love them, so I don't grow them.....I shall have to look at yours......

Cheryl said...

Hi Shirl....a snowdrop festival....how wonderful...

February is normally an unsettled month here.......but December 08 and January have not been the norm, so we will have to see......

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....I was amazed to see the snowdrop.....the ground is frozen, the weather harsh......
it is in a fairly sheltered part of the garden and was obviiously very happy there.......sweet snowdrop...

Betty Jo said...

Goodness yes! Little things make me smile, and I love snowdrops. Other than England, the only other place I've seen snowdrops growing wild in the woods, is Oregon. Our spring will arrive by pushing up yellow daffodils, and I get excited every year I spot the first one. xoxo

Wendy said...

Oh Cheryl! How sweet! That little snowdrop grew right where you could find it.
A sure sign of spring. Can't be that far away, now can it?
Little things do make us smile. A child's laughter, a beautiful bloom, a cheeky squirrel (when they're not destroying the birdfeeders or eating the tulip bulbs), a gentle breeze across a hot forehead, a stolen kiss (I think I'd better stop here).
Warmest blessings,

Carolyn said...

Hi Cheryl, great to "meet" you, and visit your lovely blog. I saw your name on Betty Jo's blog, over at Digi Scribbles, and came on over. So glad I did. Am a "little things" lover, too. Especially outdoors things. Small, and feathered, works for me, along with one little bud. Simple pleasures, that abound. Spring is sounding very good!

Thanks for sharing these great photos and thoughts on your blog. :-)

Cheryl said...

Hi Betty Jo...thank you for calling....snowdrops and bluebells are wonderful in the UK....they have a charm of their own.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy......the snowdrops always tell me that spring is not too far away...

You are right about the little things......a stolen kiss....do I see a novel in the making???

Cheryl said...

Hi Carolyn......tks so much for dropping by....small and feather works for me to....and are an important part of my garden.....

Anna said...

The first snowdrops always make my heart skip a beat Cheryl. None out in my garden yet but I noticed a small clump today just across the road showing much whiteness and promise :) If it warms up this week they will open fully. I will be checking tomorrow.

Terrie B x said...

Aw how lovely Cheryl..Yes the simple things in life make me smile for sure...

You bring a smile to my face everytime I visit with your beautiful Blog entrys..
Thankyou for sharing:):):)
Have a lovely Thursday:)~X~

Cheryl said...

Dear Anna....the little things do just that.....our heart skips a beat....the anticipation of what is to come....
May you see the little snowdrops soon....

Cheryl said...

Thanks Terrie.....hope you are well.....

Libby said...

and its still light at 5pm, spring is coming lol!!

naturewitch said...

Hi Cheryl
Snowdrops are beautiful little flowers. How lovely to find one! And you have the flower fairy. I love the flower fairies. xx

Ruth said...

I think I need to move to Britain.

Gail said...

Dear Cheryl,

Little things do make me smile. Your snow drops are making me smile right now! Spring can't come soon enough....do you mind if I enjoy yours, it's very cold here right now.
Gail

Patsi said...

What a wonderful surprise !
Yes, I love the little things or maybe you'd call it the simple things.
Like the warmth of a fire place,my favorite pillow and conforter or the house plant I just bought.
I think it depends on your values in life.

Our ground is now frozen and today had some snow flurries,but the winter is much shorter than the growing season...and I'm stickin' to it.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Oh yes, it does. Stumbling upon one unexpected flower be it ever so humble and tiny can make my day. Your pretty snowdrop made me smile too.

Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Yes, the little things make me smile, Cheryl. If I saw a snowdrop right now, I'd dance.

mary

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Of course little things make me smile; I think most gardeners have learned to notice details that make a soul sing. I, too, love big spreads of snowdrops--they are planted in the lawn of an apartment complex on the way to the library, and I marvel at them in late March/early April.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Of course little things make me smile; I think most gardeners have learned to notice details that make a soul sing. I, too, love big spreads of snowdrops--they are planted in the lawn of an apartment complex on the way to the library, and I marvel at them in late March/early April.

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturewitch....I love the flower fairies to....I have several books......

Cheryl said...

Hi Gail.....you are of course welcome anytime.....in the depths of winter the little things are just so improtant.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Patsi....that is such a good way of looking at things......

Cheryl said...

Hi Mary.....I would love to see you dance.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Monica....now that sounds beautiful.....I would be visiting the library a lot, I think......

Thistlebrooms said...

As I was just walking my dog Mr. BeauJ in the woods, I saw under the sheet of ice on the brook tiny bits of moss & ferns attached to the rocks...to see such bright green in the vast amount of snow and ice does truly bring a smile to my face...
Happy Simple Things...which I look forward to on All our walks...
My Best...Marilyn

Kylee said...

Absolutely little things make me smile! I smiled at YOUR snowdrop! It will be a couple of months before we see ours here. I just love how delicate and detailed they are.