The humble snowdrop (or Galanthus nivalis) is onne of the signs of Spring on its way.
It was also a sign of the passing of sorrow in pagan times. They are a sign from the God(s) that good times are on their way.
They are said to have appeared because an angel turned snowflakes into snowdrops to give Adam and Eve something to cheer themselves with after being evicted from the garden of eden.
They are considered to be unlucky if brought indoors. Disaster will befall.
The Ashdown Forest has a good number of clumps of snowdrops.
Location: Fairwarp, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex
Photographer: Craig Williams