Snowdrops to celebrate the end of January

January 28, 2020

Inside the Abbey Gardens is an information board that includes a picture of the Abbey Gardens taken around 100 years ago with a lady and a girl in white dresses. They show up more than the flowers in this old photo.
There are no flowers in the formal gardens yet. There was a lady walking two toddlers on leashes. They would have made a good picture but I can’t just go around taking pictures of people without permission.
Beside the stone balustrades, white snowdrops grow. They are there every year, and occasionally coincide with the snow.
Pots of snow drops were also on sale at the Monday Market yesterday.

P.S. I got a surprise invitation for Afternoon Tea on February 2nd in Abingdon to celebrate the end of January and the arrival of the first snowdrops heralding the Spring .

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Howard Moon  |  January 28, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I’m quite glad people have wisened up and started keeping kids on leashes. It wasn’t too long ago I was bit by one.

    Enjoy your tea backstreeter!

  • 2. Vince Noir  |  January 28, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Funny you should say that Howard- I once saw a goat on a leash being walked along Stert Street and it was a shock but now I’m thinking that it wasn’t a goat but actually a kid!

  • 3. Daniel  |  January 31, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Vince, that is udderly ridiculous..

  • 4. Howard Moon  |  January 31, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Hopefully you don’t mean to milk the goat Daniel, I know some folk are intolerant of pastoralism and rather a life of picking almonds (despite the absurd impacts on the environment they have!).

    I myself recommend soy milk and keeping the goat as a friend, provided it’s on a leash.

  • 5. Vince Noir  |  January 31, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Howard, have you ever considered trying coconut milk? I had it once and found it an enlightening experience

  • 6. Howard Moon  |  January 31, 2020 at 11:09 pm


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