Come away with me, on a walk through an enchanted wood, a place full of fairies, singing, dancing, having fun…

Once upon a time, it was on the 1st day of March, a beautiful snowdrop, white and pure, pushed through the thin layer of snow in the forest. The winter wind saw it and got furious, blowing viciously and covering the poor snowdrop with a thick, icy blanket of snow. The little snowdrop cried desperately. The fairy Spring heard it and asked: „Why do you cry?“ „I’m covered with snow and will die of the cold“, answered the snowdrop. The fairy gently removed the snow, and while doing so cut her finger on a sharp stone. Her blood fell onto the roots of the shivering snowdrop gently warming them and reviving the delicate creature. Another drop fell onto its petals turning them red. All of a sudden another snowdrop came up beside it. Thus the two inseparable little bells turned into symbols of spring, love and hope called Martisor.

I hope you enjoy this legend as much as I do and wish you a happy and hopefully sunny weekend 🙂









47 thoughts

  1. Danke für die schöne Geschichte und die wundervollen Fotos! Ist das auf deinem Grundstück? Habe noch nie Schneeglöckchen in einem Wald blühen sehen!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende aus dem frühlingshaften, aber stürmischen Deutschland

  2. Wunderschöne Schneeglöckchen-Fotos und eine bezaubernde Geschichte, die ich mir kopieren muss,Ich war heute auch schon versucht, einige meiner gerade sich öffnenden Schneeglöckchen abzuschneiden, habe es dann aber nicht getan. Es sind nur so wenige, sie vermehren sich leider nicht so richtig, aber ich freue mich jedes Jahr wieder riesig, wenn sie rauskommen, dieses ersten Vorboten des Frühlings.
    Ein schönes Wochenende wünscht dir liebe Annette, Marlies

    1. Es dauert lange bis man auf eine solche Pracht schauen kann, und ich mache mir keine Illusionen, dass es in meinem Garten je so aussehen wird, aber wenn man solche Orte in der Nähe hat, ist es sehr wertvoll. Wünsche dir auch einen schönen Sonntag, liebe Marlies 🙂

  3. Are these the wild snowdrops, Annette? Lovely to see them in quantity like this. I googled ‚martisor‘ and was told it is a Romanian custom of celebrating March 1st and the coming of spring with renewed hope – is this the same in France, or is there another connection?

    1. Hi Cathy, I shall put a link in now – it’s as you say and very interesting as I didn’t know before. I looked up snowdrop legends and came across quite a few. These are wild snowdrops in the woods of a nearby abbey and it is a very special place indeed.

      1. It really sounds lovely – and often people associate snowdrops with churchyards and the like so perhaps these have been there for a very long time….

  4. Exquisite photos Annette and I liked the legend. I think that we will be hard pushed to find snowdrops in flower at the beginning of March whereas last year they were still going strong. I have come across another German legend about snowdrops which I would be happy to email you if you are interested.

    1. Hi Anna, in those days winters must have been a lot colder. I’d love to know about the German legend and it’d be kind of you to share it. Have a nice sunday 🙂

  5. Phantastisch die Fotos von Deinen Schneeglöckchen, Annette. Die Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling erwacht da bei mir. Und Du Annette, du kannst den Frühling schon atmen hören.Das ist schön für Dich. Geniesse das neue, frische Lebensgefühl.

    1. Liebe Elisabeth, im Garten tut sich schon so viel und an allen Ecken blüht es – das geniesse ich wirklich sehr, auch wenn das Wetter sehr aprilmässig ist!

      1. No, not at all. I first started learning of snowdrops through garden blogs last year. Since then I’ve seen only a few. The mass planting in your image was captivating.

  6. Beautiful story and photos. Is that really how your enchanted woods look this weekend? We have white of a different sort covering the ground and will not break free for several weeks yet!
    Enjoy your sunshine 🙂

    1. Oh yes, Frank, they’ve been flowering for a while now and it would be gorgeous to just sit there among them…very wet though and not too sunny. Lovely to hear from you 🙂

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