First snowdrops

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In the garden snowdrops have finally reappeared. They do show up each spring, but this time I’ve almost missed them. White patches of the last February snow perfectly camouflage tiny white bells I’ve been impatiently waiting since days became few minutes longer. How can these small flowers bring so much joy? Their flowers tiny and white as fresh snow of winter that lasts too long have light green patches , even lighter fresh green stems and leaves of the color green  that is the very first green nuance of the spring to come. Promising sun and pink flowers in the orchard.

Daphne mezereum-mezereon

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Early spring flowers take all attention , they are first, after all. Modest they might be, but they evoke the primordial feelings about the cycles of year and life. Beginnings are always sweet, as all spring flowers are. But they can be toxic, like mezereon, small bush from the forest rim. When summer comes,  its simple sweet smelling flowers will vanish till the next year. And then the cycle will begin again. Sweet smell and poison, spring and winter, life and death, again and again…….. 

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