Snowdrops Don’t Freeze, and Time Flies Fast


A week ago the little flower heads of the snowdrops in the shade hung down like little bells. Now they have all opened, their wings have spread.

That’s it, end of story – except that oh boy, this is getting freaky,

Freaky because. I remember that I wrote a post here on Photographworks about why snowdrops don’t freeze in the winter, and I thought I would reference that post here in this post with this photo of snowdrops.

In my mind I thought I wrote that post earlier, deeper into the winter from which we are just emerging,

Emerging? But it’s only February.

Yes, but this is globally warmed Earth, and already we see signs of something Spring-y.

I searched for the post about why snowdrops don’t freeze when the temperature drops below zero and found it, and I wrote it in January. But not this January just gone.

I wrote it in January 2022. It’s more than a year since I wrote it.

I mean really, a year??

Camera stuff

Photo taken with a Ricoh GR III at f/ 6.3 with a shutter speed of 1/50 second, and exposure compensation of -1, at ISO 100

The exposure compensation was to keep detail in the whites so they didn’t get blown out.


  1. Tamara says:

    The snowdrops look so abundant, how lovely!

    As far as time goes: The older I get, the more it seems like a runaway train… 🚂

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    1. Runaway train – I like that.


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