Friday, January 29, 2021

Snowdrops (in Wales, not quite yet in Iowa)

Every year, about this time --- when several inches of snow cover the Iowa ground and the wind is cold --- I go searching (virtually) for snowdrops, then post an example here.

This year's (National Trust photo), already poking through, are at Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Conway, north Wales.  

The 80 acres of gardens were established during 1874 by industrialist Henry Davis Pochin and cultivated by five generations of his family. Although gifted to the National Trust in 1949, the family continues to live nearby at privately owned Bodnant Hall and remains involved in the gardens.

Spring, and snowdrops, will come to Iowa, too. It's just going to take a while longer.

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