Holton Snowdrops

Snowdrops mark the beginning of the end of winter and signal that spring is around the corner.  This year I missed a number of opportunities to photograph snowdrops in Somerset’s valleys.  So I have been on the lookout for snowdrops that have not yet faded.

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Snowdrops – Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

These snowdrops were growing in a hedgerow protected from the worst of the weather and morning frosts.  I could see them as I drove home an luckily they could be reached via a footpath that crossed a field.

Hedgerow Snowdrops

Snowdrop Hedgerow

Snowdrop Hedgerow at Holton Cross in Somerset

The hedgerow is near Holton in South Somerset. Its is a small village with a church and a pub.  At the top on the hill is Holton Cross which is one of my favourite locations for spring flowers such as primroses.  Favourite because I never expected spring flowers to grow so well on banks next to a busy road.

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Snowdrops – Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0834

Getting down low to photograph the flowers from their view point.

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0845

Snowdrops – Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0845

Some of the flowers were beginning to brown at the tips of their petals.  I had to select each group carefully. I did not want to prune flowers just because I did not like them in my picture.

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0802

Snowdrops – Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0802

Snowdrops - Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0818

Snowdrops – Holton, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0818

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