The beautifully pure snowdrop is the first flower of the year. The blossoming of the snowdrop is a sign, that the winter is transforming to springtime. Although you would be forgiven for thinking we are still in the coldest part of midwinter given the huge amount of snowfall settling around us this month.
For my nature loving girl, staying inside hibernating against the elements will only work for so long. She was absolutely desperate to play outside but, as she was still recovering from a nasty flu virus I was a little reluctant to let her brave the weather. However, by the third day of deep snowfall I think we were all craving some fresh air. Enid our cat loved it too.
February is always a wonderfully sentimental month for us. We celebrate our wedding anniversary towards the end of the month and for Neiva that means an extra special family day which she absolutely loves. We always start the day present opening with a bubbly bucks fizz followed by pancakes which Neiva always makes for her Daddy. To look at it she wont be winning any Michelin stars but Paul says its the best pancake he’s ever tasted.
So as we move into warmer days and lighter nights I’ll leave you with this beautiful poem Neiva and I have been learning. Its called February Twilight by Sara Teasdale
I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see —
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.
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