The Snowdrop Walk at Chirk Castle


 

 

 

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?

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

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41 comments

  1. Beautiful snowdrops, stunning photography. What a wonderful walk that must be, even in February wind and cold

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  2. 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 😀

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

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  4. 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
    https://natuurfreak2.wordpress.com
    Altijd welkom

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

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

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  7. Your photos are absolutely exquisite, Elisabeth…

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  8. 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.

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    • 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.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful walk!

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  10. Omygosh Izzy soooo beautiful! ❤

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

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

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  13. 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 ❤

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

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