среда, 10 февраля 2010 г.

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Are you tired of winter? Spring is soon!!! I like spring flowers best of all. They are so tender and touching! The first flowers are snowdrops. 
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are one of the first bulbs to flower and signal the start of spring. The flower is a symbol of hope. According to legend, the snowdrop became the symbol of hope when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. When Eve was about to give up hope that the cold winters would never end, an angel appeared. She transformed some of the snowflakes into snowdrop flowers, proving that the winters do eventually give way to the spring.
The name snowdrop does not mean 'drop' of snow, it means drop as in eardrop - the old word for earring.
The Latin name for the snow drop is Galanthus, which means "milk flower". Snowdrops are also known as known as 'Candlemas bells'.

In our region snowdrops don't grow because of a very long winter and cold climate, but we have similar flowers. We call them "grass of sleep" or something like this. Our "snowdrops" ---->
Warmly dressed, aren't they?

1 комментарий:

  1. It is a very interesting and good story. I think that the snowdrops are beautiful and nice flovers. They are signs of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Ann.

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