Thursday, February 23, 2017

Snowdrops: A Beginning?

Last evening on the way home from work I realized that I had the time and the daylight to take a walk on a Reston trail. It's the path that I'll call CCC (Cross County Connector; see yesterday's post!) because the last part of it merges with my beloved Cross County Trail.

What a walk it was! The birds were singing, the sun was lowering and the flowers were blooming. Great clusters of snowdrops peeping up not from the snow (which has been scarce to nonexistent this year) but from the leaves and brown grass. 

These are wintry flowers, white and delicate, but they are further harbingers of the season. They are proof that this balminess, this lovely light, is not just a preview but maybe, just maybe, a beginning.

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