Monday, January 21, 2008


Botanical:Galanthus nivalis
Commom Name:Candelmas Bells

The name galanthus is Greek, meaning milk white flower. Nivalis is Latin, meaning resembling snow. The legend of the snowdrop: After being expelled from the Garden of Eden, Eve sat weeping. an angel comforted her. As the angel talked with Eve, he breathed on a snowflake in his hand. It fell to the earth as the first snowdrop.The flower bloomed and hope was born.

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