New Forest Artist working in watercolour with pen as 'Travel Sketches' and paintings in oils or acrylics.
I also do Children's book Illustrations and have written my own books.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
First flower of spring... The snowdrop...
Jigsaw series - February snowdrop 2011
The snowdrop provides an early feast for bees. In the past they were also known as 'The fair-maid of February'. An old custom connected with the 'Feast of Purification of St Mary' celebrated on the 2nd February. Village maidens would gather bunches of snowdrops and wear them as a symbol of purity.
Generic name - 'Galanthus' derived from the two Greek wordsmeaning 'milk' and 'flower'.
...Extract from Reader's Digest Wild flower's of Britain.