At this time of year, I would normally go gallivanting around the Mid Wales and Shropshire countryside looking for snowdrops to photograph. Usually, I’ll find some in a small country churchyard or wood. We’re currently still in lockdown (no. 3) here in Wales, with only essential travel allowed, so I had to look a lot closer to home this year.
The church has stood at the centre of village life for hundreds of years. Whilst I’m not religious, I do appreciate it’s architecture and history, and wonder about the lives led by those buried within the churchyard boundaries.
Sadly, it was overcast when I took a walk down the village last week to take some photos. The rain was threatening and so I didn’t hang around for long as I didn’t want to get wet. Although I did get my knees damp whilst kneeling down to take photos.
Our village church currently has an abundance of snowdrops in the front of the churchyard, but not as many as I’ve seen at some other churchyards over the years. Still, it’s a popular place to walk and there were a few other people walking through the churchyard that afternoon, probably wondering what I was up to on my hands and knees by the old gravestones!
Does your local churchyard have an abundance of snowdrops at the moment?