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Sunday, 3 January 2016

My Sunday Photo... Snowdrops

Today, it hardly got light at all and although we are heading into the lighter nights now, I fear we still have a long way to go. 
I've tried not to let the dark, grey, wet days seep into my soul, but I'm fighting a losing battle. 
I'm digging deep now after a week of floods and horrendous winds, but I live in hope that we might see some sunlight soon... please?
So having said that, imagine my delight when we I saw little clumps of snowdrops peeking out from the undergrowth.
They certainly made me smile.
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I wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year where all your wishes and dreams come true. 
xoxo

69 comments:

  1. We've noticed a few snowdrops and even some daffodils starting to poke through near us too - must be the unseasonally mild weather we've had in recent weeks.

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    1. Well listening to the hoolie blowing and looking at the horizontal rain this morning... these are either very brave snowdrops or stupid!
      But I'm glad to see them all the same.
      Enjoy your Sunday... whatever your weather.

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  2. I love snowdrops but it seems so early in the year for them to be in full bloom? Ours are still very much underground!

    Happy New Year to you
    xx

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    1. We've got daffodils poking up too Tracey. I need to see these signs because the weather is so bad... there has to be light at the end of the tunnel.
      Happy New Year to you too

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  3. We have daffodils and snowdrops all over the farm. It is a strange sight in mid winter

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    1. But so welcome.
      We've been in darkness for the last four days or so and it's becoming very tiresome. I NEED LIGHT!
      Enjoy your Sunday and let's hope the sun remembers where we live soon.

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  4. So pretty - so glad they helped lift a little of the winter gloom for you too :-)

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    1. Looking at today's weather I think I'm going to need a little more... perhaps the daffodils to pop too. The last four days have been really bad. I personally haven't stepped out of the house since before New Years Eve!

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  5. Fabulous capture - I cannot believe they are out already! We even noticed daffodils on Christmas Eve! #mysundayphoto

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    1. I've got little daffodil shoots sprouting too Victoria. It's a good sign that we will have spring come to visit but I wish it was here now. Four dark, wet and windy days are beginning to take their toll.
      Have a lovely Sunday whatever the weather

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  6. Those are beautiful. I found myself buying flowers earlier last week. It rained everyday last week. I hope the sun makes it easy back soon.

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    1. I need to see colour Leslie so will be buying some flowers myself on my next trip out. The weather has stuck with us for far too long. The wind is whipping around the house as I type and we have lamps lit and it's only lunchtime!
      Let's hope the sun remembers where we live soon. In the meantime have a great Sunday no matter what the weather has in store!

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  7. Your snowdrops are so pretty. Hang in there! Hope you get some sunnier days soon.
    Happy New Year

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    1. I'll try Emma, but it's proving difficult after so many dark, wet windy days. I can't remember the last time I saw the sky!
      Apparently, thanks to my hubby checking up on the internet (much to my annoyance... I'd rather not know) we are in for this weather for a further four days at least!
      Happy New Year and hopefully the sun will come out... one day soon!

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  8. I can't believe you've got some already, we just have mud

    Happy New Year

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Oh we've mud too Darren, but I had to find something to indicate winter will be over soon.
      Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you all the best for 2016. Thank you once again for providing such a fun link up.

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  9. Beautiful. Nothing like snowdrops in the spring to lift your spirits. Do hope your weather will calm down now and give you some peace. hugs, Donna

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    1. We're still dark and damp here Donna, but I've checked the weather forecast and we may see some daylight on Friday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it might come sooner.
      We've also some daffodils appearing too... so it's hopeful.
      Hugs back to you. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my place ;D

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  10. We need sunlight and this rain to stop!! It's very depressing!! We've got cabin fever! Love the Snowdrop capture! Means that Spring is on its way! :) #MySundayPhoto xx

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    1. Hear hear! It is all very depressing and I've tried to not let it bother me, but on day seven of the same dark, damp, windy weather is beginning to get under my skin. I'd rather it be colder and bright. Frosticles would be good!
      I think the snowdrops have been either brave or stupid... but now I see the daffodils are joining them.
      Have a great week whatever the weather.

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    1. Me too Sarah,
      They give such a wonderful message that spring will be coming to call... hopefully soon!
      Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting.

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  12. Hang in tight Neesie - those snowdrops are a sign of hope and sunshine ahead :)
    Wren x

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    1. (Breath.... breath....) I am trying Wren. Really trying but we haven't seen the sky since last Tuesday never mind the sun!
      I knew I'd have to dig deep with the UK weather after Australia, but this is asking so much!
      Thanks for your lovely messages and gorgeous sun soaked beach photos! I'm not envious in the least (sigh)

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  13. Snowdrops are so lovely, that flash of white popping through all the dreary colours at this time of year x

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    1. They really do make you smile when you see them... the daffodils are also starting to sprout. I just hope the cold snap that's talked about doesn't frighten them too much. Oh role on spring... PLEEEEEEASE!
      Have a great week whatever the weather.

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  14. Such beautiful flowers Denise -- I know something must be wrong with me as I do love grey days - not flooding though.
    A very Happy New Year to you sugar!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Well I don't mind the odd grey day Sandy, but we haven't even seen the sky since last Tuesday. That's quite some time to have dark, damp, grey days... and they get under your skin eventually.
      I think we've still got to wait until Friday before there's hope of seeing it. We've also had the worst flooding that has ever been recorded. The River Dee and Don have burst their banks and the damage is quite substantial for so many people.
      Thankfully we live up on a hill.
      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year ahead. All the best for 2016!

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  15. I love snowdrops, unfortunately we do not have any yet Neesie. I understand how you are feeling, winter months can be so hard. Happy new year xx

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    1. I was down in Cheshire over Christmas and we saw them in Ness Gardens, so I'm surprised that you haven't got any yet.
      Well not if you haven't planted any of course... but you know what I mean!
      I knew they would be when we moved back here from Australia Cathy, but I didn't realise that the lack of light would affect me so much. We didn't get any summer either but hey ho I swore I wouldn't moan about the weather... but it's hard sometimes.
      Have a great week and Happy New Year to you too.

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  16. They are gorgeous flowers! So pretty!

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    1. Aren't they Kim, I love their bright appearance. They fill you with hope that spring might be coming to call soon (well hopefully)
      Have a great week

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    1. Thanks Karla, they certainly brightened my day.
      Happy 2016 to you too

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  18. So beautiful! We hardly get them here, they really remind me of home! :)

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    1. Aww I hope in a good way. The daffodils are also appearing now, so hopefully spring will be on it's way soon.
      What are your first spring flowers?
      Have a wonderful week and thanks for your visit.

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  19. Such a cheery sight to see for you! Hope they survive you're hoolie. :) Winter has arrived here, 58 with constant rain for three days to come. Yuck. I have been enjoying mid 80s all December! So I feel for you living in the dark and cold. Happy New Year to you and the family and McMuffy!

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    1. They're hanging in there Nan... and now the daffodils are foolishly popping up. We need a cold bright spell now, but we won't see the sky until at least Friday by the weather forecast.
      What did I say when I first came back here... I wouldn't moan about the weather, but oh it is so difficult not to. I feel like I'm living in a cave. The odd day is fine, to snuggle up with a good book next to the wood burner... but a whole week begins to get tiresome.
      I'd much rather colder bright crisp weather.
      Muffy hasn't had a good walk for days... we've adapted to indoor football and chase along the upstairs landing. She's loving it but it doesn't beat going to the park or woods.
      Hopefully we'll manage it soon.
      Happy New Year to you and yours. I wish you all the best for 2016.

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  20. That's mad. It makes me wonder what will happen if it ever really gets cold.

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    1. I know... there's nothing more crazier than the British weather!
      There's never a dull moment with it and that's why we are always talking about it.
      Have a great week and happy new year to you and yours Jacq

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    1. Aren't they just Jessica... a lovely bright addition to grey, dark days. They're much needed at the moment ;D

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  22. I saw snowdrops at a friend's house a couple of days ago and what joy such little flowers can bring! Happy New Year and here's hoping you have a wonderful 2106

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    1. They certainly can and now the daffodils are popping up too.
      Happy New Year to you too and I wish you all the best for 2016.

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  23. your country certainly has felt the wrath of Mother Nature,,
    the Snow drops are a wonderful sight,,take care ,, surely the sun will shine soon!

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    1. Oh I really hope the sun will remember where we live soon Laurie,
      It's the worst continuous weather I've ever known here.
      The snowdrops were a pure delight to see and now the daffodils are popping up too. They might need to learn to swim, but it's lovely to see them.
      We haven't even seen the sky (never mind the sun) since last Tuesday. Oh boy how I miss it!
      Have a wonderful week and all the best for a fabulous 2016!

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  24. Spring flowers certainly put a smile on my face as well!
    Hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/01/nosey-cat-yep.html

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    1. They are much needed... now I need to see the sky and even better a little sunshine! Not much to ask for really.

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  25. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy 2016 to you and yours. :)

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    1. It was my pleasure Linda, like me I hope they made you smile ;D
      Happy 2016 to you and yours too

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  26. Such pretty little flowers, sure to make you smile :)

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    1. They certainly did Lisa... they are so brave to appear in such atrocious weather. Either that or stupid!?!?!
      Have a great week

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  27. What lovely little blooms of hope! They are just lovely.

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    1. I always love to see them but they are even more welcome this year. Hopefully they'll make spring come a little earlier. We sure could do with it, although I suspect we've got a little way to go yet.
      Have a great week whatever the weather, although I suspect you might be having fantastic weather at the moment.

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  28. i love these little ones :-)
    wish you lots of fun with your new camera and all the best for 2016!!!

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    1. Me too... they are such a welcome sight.
      I'm a little nervous with my new camera. It might be the first time that I'll actually read a manual. I've never done that EVER for anything!
      All the best to you too

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  29. I love the angle you shot this from. Really great image. Thanks for linking in with "Through my Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thanks Mersad, I'm happy that you like it.
      They really were a welcome sight with the atrocious weather we've been having recently.
      Thank you for the link... I look forward to visiting lots of photographers from across the globe.
      Have a wonderful week.

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  30. Oh, this is gorgeous! Such delicate beauty ;) Thank you and Happy New Year~ xoxo

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    1. Hehe... thanks Kristin, I'm so happy you like them. They certainly made me smile.
      Happy New Year to you too... and all the best for a wonderful creative 2016!

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  31. Gorgeous photo of some gorgeous flowers in winter! Snowdrops, right? Anyway, also loved that Oscar Wilde quote near the top of your blog.

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    1. Yep snowdrops Marie, a welcome sight as they are our first signs of spring, although I think everything is slightly mixed up this year due to the mild temperatures.
      Over the years many have commented that they've liked that quote.
      Have a wonderful week and all the best for 2016!

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    1. They are aren't they Molly. They are always a treat as they are the first burst of flowers that hopefully indicated that spring is on it's way. Fingers crossed!

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  33. I hope that you will have lighter days, Focus on your little Snow Drops they are a sign of better things to come!

    Thank you for stopping by to visit our #OMHGFF and hope you will visit our #OMHGWW to share you blog.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    Karren

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    1. Still dark and dingy here today Karen, but I know the light will come back... hopefully soon (fingers crossed)
      We have daffodils joining the snowdrops now, which is a good sign.
      Have a great week.
      Happy New Year to you too

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  34. I have never seen snow in my life except in the television n posts
    Wishing to see it soon
    Lovely post

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  35. The weather sounds very scary, I hope it is improving. The snowdrops are lovely. I don't think I've seen them in person...

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