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Friday 17th February 2017


Quote:- 'Snowdrop, venturous harbinger of Spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years!' (William Wordsworth)

Snowdrops in St Llawddog's Churchyard, Cenarth - Carmarthenshire
(OS Grid Ref. SN270415 Nearest Post Code SA38 9JL)

Snowdrops are one of our first flowers of the new year. Their botanical name is galanthus, which is Latin for 'milk white flowers'. Snowdrops transform churchyards, woodland and garden floors. They are often seen growing in religious or monastic sites because of the coincidence to the period of the Feast of Candlemas & Purification each February. Their true origin can be traced across the world to Southern Russia, Turkey and Southern Europe. It is widely believed that the first great plant hunters, the Elizabethans, introduced them to this country.

Picture of the Moment


Desktop Wallpaper (widescreen view)

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Picture of the Moment jigsaw


Downloadable Jigsaws

The downloadable jigsaw is available here

 
 


More widescreen wallpaper on page 1 and page 2 - Non-widescreen daily wallpaper


How to use as PC wallpaper -
Click on the 1920x1080 link above. Right click the enlarged desktop wallpaper picture in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and choose 'Set as Background'. Note:- Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera and other browsers do not support this feature. You will have to use 'save picture as' to save to a location e.g. your desktop, followed by double click, then right click and set as background.

How to use as phone wallpaper - On your Tablet or Smart Phone long press on the enlarged image and choose to Save it. Use the phone's Settings menu to change the wallpaper.


 

MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

Snowdrops are one of our first flowers of the new year. Their botanical name is galanthus, which is Latin for 'milk white flowers'. Snowdrops transform churchyards, woodland and garden floors. They are often seen growing in religious or monastic sites because of the coincidence to the period of the Feast of Candlemas & Purification each February. Their true origin can be traced across the world to Southern Russia, Turkey and Southern Europe. It is widely believed that the first great plant hunters, the Elizabethans, introduced them to this country.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about National Trust - Top spots for snowdrops



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