Monday 6 February 2017

Snowdrop Run

I was so lazy yesterday I felt that only a really long, punishing run would make up for the inactivity of yesterday. So I decided I would go cross country, out to Farndon via Hawton, to look at the usually very impressive snowdrop displays they have there.

Punish was the word, as it was pretty muddy out there and I nearly went over several times, the worst one on a slight slope by entrance to Willow Holt, when I did a metre long double footed skid in full view of a couple of dog walkers, fully expecting to break my leg or impale myself on a gate post.

Luckily I didn't. Instead I styled it out, looking across to the chuckling pair and their pooch, and knocking on my chest in the age old signal of fear.

As it turned out, I was early for the snowdrops at the back entrance to the village, they are up, but not out! However, there were other nice displays, and over the weekend as a whole there's been plenty to look at.

In a few weeks, Kelham Hall will be the go to place for snowdrops. They are always amazing there.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 06.02.17


  1. Looks like spring has arrived in your neck of the woods.

  2. I'm so glad you didn't impale yourself on a gatepost - that would have been a messy end!!
    Lovely carpet of snowdrops - primroses and bluebells next and then we will really be getting warmer

  3. Lovely to see the Snowdrop photos - Spring is on it's way :)

  4. Already had some primrose in the garden! Squill will be next up, turning the cemetery blue

  5. Your Snowdrop images (and Crocus) have brightened a dull and cold day Si!

    Glad you stayed upright on your demonstration of how to 'skid' in the mud !!!

  6. I darn near didn't Pam, I'm terribly unsteady, I don't know how the Edinburgh cross country runners handle the mud and ice in that race!

  7. Beautiful series! And I also love your header. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. I think these photos are wonderful.
    We have only snow - no beauties like these.

    Thank you for your comment today! I also learned a new word, "ravishing". Such a good word! :)

  9. Lovely photos of the snowdrops..
    Amanda xx

  10. Many kind words, I am gratified. Spring is always my favourite time, although we have a bit of snow forecast for the next few days

  11. Love Snowdrops,and these are a fine display.
    Great images Simon.