Awesome Day 13 - Snowdrops Are Here - Hidden in a Bunch of Dead Leaves

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With the shift in seasons I'm never sure if it is early spring or late winter in Bethesda.  One day it is freezing and I am layering with a sweater or two, a fleece jacket, a heavy scarf and an old stadium coat.  Two days later it is in the mid fifties and I am walking about the neighborhood in a light sweater and a open jacket. With my new dog I am spending a lot more time outdoors walking the neighborhood - and every day seems to require a new combination of jackets, gloves, sweaters and hats.   Still, those warmer days are working their magic.  Today when Arthur and I were stalking through the leaves beside the sidewalk, I found these snowdrops! 

Snowdrops are some of the earliest flowering bulbs to emerge in spring, often when there is still snow on the ground! White, bell-shaped flowers appear as downward-facing ‘drops’ on narrow bright green stems, signaling winter’s end. These charming blooms are deer resistant according to a nursery website - which is a good thing to know since there are so many deer in my neighborhood.  Another good thing about snowdrops is that they will multiply readily, and are well-suited to being planted under deciduous trees that allow sunlight in spring and shade in the heat of summer, when Snowdrops go dormant.

When you look at the sky as you are walking, you see lots of wonderful things - birds and budding trees and figures in the clouds.  There is sunshine and stars and airplanes flying by - and dreams and hope - there is lots to see when you lift your head as you go through life - but there is also a lot to see when you look down at your feet to watch where you are walking. Not only is a good idea to keep track of where your feet are - and where you are going - but sometimes you find a little bit of magic peeking out of a bunch of dead leaves.  Maybe things are actually better than we think we know.  Snowdrops in a bunch of dead leaves - pretty awesome.

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June Piper-Brandon
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I love snow drops and all the other little flowers that pop up saying it's spring already!!

Jan 26, 2020 07:56 PM #1
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Lynnea Miller
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We have crocus as the earliest flower of spring.  But January?  It is early! Enjoy your fun weather.

Jan 26, 2020 08:32 PM #2
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I agree-finding Snowdrops in a bunch of dead leaves is pretty awesome.

Jan 26, 2020 08:42 PM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Lise.

The eagles are down here from the north.  On a trip yesterday we saw 4 of them.  Once they start leaving we know winter is just about over as they head north again.

Jan 27, 2020 01:55 AM #4
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Good morning, Lise Howe I think that the early blossoms are confused as much as we are.... once they bloom, and the snow hits them, it's really a change that can't adjust.... we've had no winter YET!!! 

Jan 27, 2020 03:45 AM #5
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Good morning Lise. Chicago is still toying with winter. Sowntown has not been hit but the suburbs have. Time will tell if we have a late winter or early spring! Enjoy your day.

Jan 27, 2020 04:58 AM #6
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Hello Lise - weather is rarely as predictable as it is "forecast" providng daily hidden messages and surprises.  

Jan 27, 2020 05:07 AM #7
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Good Morning Lise, I'd say the weather is acting bi-polar. It's warm on one day and freezing the next. What's the weather like next week? Who knows!

Jan 27, 2020 06:28 AM #8
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Lise I have seen those flowers on my walks, but did not know they are called "snowdrops"

Jan 27, 2020 07:44 AM #9
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Lise Howe
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George Souto - I am delighted to be of service in identifying a plant for you!

Jan 27, 2020 08:34 AM #10
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Lise Howe
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE - that is a very good way of describing it!  I will remember that!

Jan 27, 2020 08:35 AM #11
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Lise Howe
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Michael Jacobs - even the weather is becoming politicized - 20 million people in the path of cold weather! 

Jan 27, 2020 08:36 AM #12
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Lise Howe
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Wayne Martin - Just keep smiling and try to keep the really cold weather away from Chicago this year and next so my baby girl doesn't freeze!

Jan 27, 2020 08:36 AM #13
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Lise Howe
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Barbara Todaro - you are so right - the poor bulbs are very confused.  I see daffodils starting to put their leaves out!

Jan 27, 2020 08:37 AM #14
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Lise Howe
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James Dray - I didn't know that the eagles migrated to you - that is a fact worth noting! Let us know when they start to migrate north again

Jan 27, 2020 08:38 AM #15
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Lise Howe
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - it is amazing what you will see if you keep your eyes open

Jan 27, 2020 08:39 AM #16
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Hi Lise... first signs of spring... we get that a lot here in Charlotte... flowers popping up in winter that should wait till later in March. 

Jan 27, 2020 09:14 AM #17
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I hope you will continue to share the best photographs from your photowalks.

Jan 29, 2020 02:53 PM #18
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Lise Howe
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Nina Hollander - and of course when I was out walking my new puppy this evening - I was freezing!  no doubt it is winter - and those poor flowers are very confused!

Jan 29, 2020 07:59 PM #19
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Lise Howe
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Roy Kelley - thanks!  Now that I walk Arthur four or five times a day - I am seeing lots of new things.  Today I was looking at all the water meter covers in the lawns and driveways because I had to explain to the young woman that works for me that in older homes the meters are outside the houses and you just call the WSSC meter people to read the meter when the  house sells - I know it is a silly thing to do but when you walk the same place every day you find new things to amuse yourself.

Jan 29, 2020 08:02 PM #20
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