Canon Rawnsley's February at the Lakes

In Months at the Lakes, Canon Rawnsley writes that "February is here, and every snowdrop in the vale has come to meet her ... the little ladies of the white and green tinctured hood will push bravely into blossom, and the hearts of all who see the snowdrop multitude are sharers in the gladness, catch something of new warmth, feel once again the vital feelings of delight to which the return of flower-time always ministers."

Yesterday we popped up to Grange-over-Sands to the Netherwood Hotel for afternoon tea to celebrate Mum and Dad's 63rd Wedding Anniversary. Our return journey took us through Witherslack and there were snowdrops in profusion. Beautiful swathes of snowdrops, at the sides of the road, in the fields and in gardens. They were a beautiful sight and a reminder that Spring is on its way.