Of course the official beginning of spring is not for a few more weeks, yet nature is starting to sprout the first signs of spring. Snowdrops, as I know them, are called Galanthus; meaning Milk Flower. Although not a spring flower as most flower in winter, seeing these white heads popping up gives you hope that you are coming to the close of winter.
Snowdrops are truly a European flower and can be found natively in France, Germany and Poland and heading south to Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey. The flower has been introduced to many countries including Britain, when it is thought to have been introduced in around the early sixteenth century.
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I found these Snowdrop while on a futile hunt for Crocuses that had been rumoured to have flowered. I used a 90mm macro lens to capture the pictures and processed all of them in Lightroom.
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