At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, February 16

Focus on Life - Week 7


This week's prompt from Sally over at The Studio Sublime was Beauty of Flowers, even though I had it in my head it was 'Language of Flowers', and I knew what I wanted to photograph...

But this was our garden on Tuesday...


... yet another snowstorm, which lingered until Wednesday...

But by Friday, the sun was shining and I could capture this...


... the discrete, humble beauty of snowdrops, which to me say, 'Stand tall and hope, despite the adverse conditions...'

Amen to that!!




33 comments:

A Polymer Penchant said...

How wonderful! I wish our turnabout to spring came so quick. Beautiful picture

maryharding said...

Those snowdrops are indeed so hopeful. Love the snow photo too. Looks like lots of lovely plants in bloom too!!

nbeltane said...

Snow drops are lovely

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the contrast between the two pictures.

thewovenspoke said...

Ahh, a surprise waiting under the snow!

Courtney said...

Both shots are equally beautiful. The snowdrops are so wonderful though.

Beti Horvath said...

Snow drops are so hopeful! Lovely shot!

Vicki Sheehan said...

snowdrops are such hopeful little flowers...nice picture :)

Laura said...

lovely snowdrops...and without a drop of snow on them... beautiful!

Alicia said...

Snowdrops - love them, they were the first flowers we would see in the spring and I picked many of them to bring them to my mom!

They always spell 'spring' for me - lovely, lovely 'creatures' :) Thanks for sharing!

Meeling said...

What a wonderful turn around in your weather!!

(no. 45 this week)

Shel said...

"Stand tall and hope." Love that! These are so pretty - glad you found them!! I also like the snow covered photo, but wouldn't like to be in the midst of that for long! LOL!!

SueBeads said...

Great photos!

Becky Pancake said...

I wish the snow here would melt that fast. Great pic of the snowdrops.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

How delightful to find such beauty after the snow melted!

Karen Williams said...

Claire, your garden looks so beautiful in both its incarnations - snow-covered winter and Snowdrops blooming.

What a beautiful thought association!

Annette said...

Yay for snow drops! They mean winter won't last forever! The snow picture is pretty too!

Sandi Volpe said...

Perfect pictures and post!!

SummersStudio said...

How great is that? Those snowdrops were just waiting for you under all of that snow.

Patty Woodland said...

Snowdrops are delightful little treats indeed

kimmykats said...

What a beautiful little treat to find....I found a daffodil starting to come up here today....way too soon....I covered it back up!

Janet Bocciardi said...

One can tell a lot by the photos one posts! Snow drops! Love them and miss them.

LoriF said...

Oh my, Claire, I wish it did that around here! What a delightful harbinger of Spring!

Marlene Cupo said...

So wonderful that such a beautiful bouquet can pop up right after all that white stuff. Enjoy!

CraftyHope said...

Wow. . .what a transformation you yard made in the span of a week! I'm so glad you were able to capture some flowers after all.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Claire - Just gorgeous! And the difference from your snow scene to the snow drops was like Spring visited overnight!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

How sweet! Love the little snowdrops. and what a great message, too.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh how lovely - you did get your snowdrops! We're still waiting at my house, but it is such a welcome sight when they finally arrive!

Bonnie said...

What a difference a few days and a bit of sunshine can make. I love it!

Sally Russick said...

Oh, those snowdrops are a beautiful sign of spring Claire! I can't believe there was snow of the ground a few days before!

Rdegas said...

Those snowdrops are just precious! The picture of your garden with snow is pretty awesome, this coming from someone that never gets to see snow!

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW great post and love your new stash..fabulous photos too Gill x #103

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great photos and a fun group of papers on your desk. Happy WOYWW