“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow”
Back home in Romania, as a kid, I always knew when the spring was coming!
March 1st was not only a day in the calendar telling us the first day of the spring, but the emerging snowdrops, the first flowers of the year blooming around that date were our biggest joy. The sign the winter is over. After a good cold winter, we were ready to move on, full of hope and anticipation, and these little, gentle flowers were giving us a great joy, and happiness on our walk towards the next season. The triumph of the spring over the winter.
Snowdrops grow in both cold and moderate winter regions, and gladly we still have them here, in Canada, where we currently live.
Although I remember the winter was definitely over once the snowdrops grew stronger and higher, here, in Ontario the winter is lingering quite a bit, and who knows how many layers of snow we might see until the spring will get her full rights.
Snowdrops flower early in the year, February to March. Most of the time they pop up through the snow, or arise with a snowcap, if that’s too stubborn to melt away.
I miss my snowdrops, but I know they are here. I can see their little heads coming out. No matter how hesitant they are, they are getting stronger every day. No matter how long the winter, the spring is sure to follow!
Many countries consider the snowdrops the messengers of the spring, symbolizing hope, and purity. They give us a promise for a new spring, hope for life, and hope for peace. They are and will always be the symbol of the spring in my heart.
Have a fabulous spring!!
How do you know when the spring is coming in the place, or the country you’re living in?
Do you have snowdrops?