The Snowdrop Walk at Chirk Castle


 

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Galanthus is the scientific name for snowdrops, and means milk-white flowers.  They are also known as February Fair Maids and Candlemas Bells.

The Welsh names for Snowdrops are Lili Wen and Eirlys.

And did you know that bees love snowdrops?

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There is a famous poem in Welsh, an ode to the Snowdrop:

“O Lili wen fach, o ble daethost di?

A’r gwynt mor arw ac mor oer ei gri?

Sut y mentraist di allan drwy’r eira I gyd?

Nid oes blodyn bach arall i’w weld yn y byd!

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Oh little snowdrop, from where have you come?

With the wind so wild and how cold it’s cry?

How did you venture out through all of the snow?

There isn’t another flower to be seen in the world.”

Photos:  The Snowdrop Walk in the woodland at Chirk Castle.  15th February 2019.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle/features/snowdrop-season-at-chirk-castle

Categories: Nature, North Wales, PhotographyTags: , , , , , , ,

39 comments

  1. So beautiful, thank you for sharing these beautiful snowdrops 🙂

  2. Hello dear friend. I love these sweet little flowers. They remind me of lambs ears. So so sweet. I love that you found field of them. Sweet little poem to match! Hugs to you lovely friend ❤

  3. Beautiful scenes. I can’t help but wonder what it sounded and smelled like. It feels a bit magical.

  4. What an absolute delight to see your post! Sending many hugs across the ocean from Vancouver, Canada.

  5. Thank you, dear Rebecca. Hugs and blessings coming back to you xx

  6. Thank you, dear friend. It was the sound of silence apart from the occasional bird song. The smell was earthy and fragrant.

  7. Thank you, my dear friend. Hugs and blessings from North Wales ♥

  8. Thank you, Lynne. It was a beautiful stroll through the woods in the quite warm sunshine. xx

  9. Ahhh, just as I imagined! Thank you.

  10. Vielen Dank, Wolfgang. Segen aus Nordwales.

  11. I so love nature. A wonderful tonic for body, mind and spirit.

  12. Omygosh Izzy soooo beautiful! ❤

  13. Thank you so much, Jewels. ♥

  14. Thank you for sharing your beautiful walk!

  15. Thank you, Amy. It is my pleasure.

  16. Absolutely stunning . We are under deep snow. These snowdrops look amazing, also trees and path! I didn’t know spring comes so soon in your area.

  17. Thank you, Inese. We have been having an early Spring here, but really still the Winter season until March 21st. The snowdrops are usually out for the month of February. I’m waiting for the daffodils in March now.

  18. Your photos are absolutely exquisite, Elisabeth…

  19. Thank you very much, Ally. It’s good to be in touch again. Blessings xx

  20. Yes, I’m glad to see you back, Elisabeth!

  21. I love when you show up and share it’s always memorable my friend 🦋💜🙏🏼

  22. The snow drops are both beautiful and brave! Love your beautiful landscapes too!

  23. Thank you, Tiny. I loved catching up with your Salt Marsh news too. ♥♥

  24. Lovely post, posies and poem… The snowdrops and landscape photos are beautiful! Happy Spring!

  25. Thank you very much for your lovely message, Bette. Spring blessings for you too. ♥

  26. Heerlijke post.Ik heb nog nooit zoveel sneeuwklokjes te samen gezien.Bedankt voor je bezoek aan mijn blog ntuurfreak .Dit blog heeft geen capaciteit meer en heb nieuw blog geopend op
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  27. Thank you, My friend. Will check out your new blog.

  28. Brings back lots of lovely memories, though of course I’ve never been to Chirk. 🙂 🙂 Hope all is well with you, Isabella?

  29. Glad that Spring is on the way. I tend to hibernate in the Winter but start to wake up end of February/beginning of March. Looking forward to getting out more. xx

  30. Wow, your snowdrop photographs look heavenly, hard to believe such magical places exist right on our doorstep. Look forward to more Welsh beauty, have a lovely Sunday 😀

  31. Thank you. Hope you get to Wales at some point. Have a great day too.

  32. Thank you for linking, Jo. I didn’t know that was possible. 💙

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