Wild Meadow

Shepherd's hut and Eco-cottage accommodation in the Welsh Borders

Shepherd's Hut and Eco-cottage accommodation in the Welsh Boarders 

 

 

Candlemas bells

The snowdrops are now over at the meadow so I am on the hunt for more local flowers to pop in the vases...
Snowdrops are also known as Candlemas bells... In the Middle Ages Candlemas was the day in Februrary when parishioners brought their candles to the church to be blessed by the priest to ward off evil spirits (!) The snowdrop was the flower gathered to decorate the church so took on the name of that ancient tradition...