Brides Snowdrops

Brides white followers

Rising caped from frozen earth

Melting hearts and soil
Bride is the Scottish Goddess of Sunlight, Spring and Summer, and she emerges from winters frozen earth on Februaury 2nd, known as Latha Feill Brighde in Gaelic Scotland. 

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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46 Responses to Brides Snowdrops

  1. Alexandra says:

    lovely image of the spring season 🙂

  2. Beautiful flowers! I wish spring were nearer here.

  3. Very pretty. I like how the blurred blue pack ground brings out the whites

  4. Suzanne says:

    How lovely. One of my daughter’s had Snowdrop as her middle name because she was born at very beginning of spring. They are such a pretty flower and your photo really captures that. I wonder if Bride is a variation of the name of the Goddess known as Brigit in Ireland.

    • She is…and Brigantia which is her English version….of course I’m certain that Bride is the original!!

      • Suzanne says:

        I don’t which name came first but here’s a trick I learned many years ago that you may not know. When you feel in danger or in need of support you can whistle for Brigit. Just a one quick whistle and you can feel her coming to your aid. It doesn’t have to be a loud whistle – just done with intent. It really works 🙂

  5. Beautiful haiku and love the image!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I didn’t know about Bride, thank you, I need a ‘love’ button.

  7. Nandini says:

    A very pretty photo! Loved it. 🙂

  8. Lovely snowdrops .. Gorgeous image

  9. ladyfi says:

    Oh, snowdrops already! How gorgeous1

  10. gwynnrogers says:

    Lovely words and pictures. Last night I saw pictures of Scotland’s waterfalls blowing backwards/up and not down due to the windstorms. I hope you are safe. Plus, I look forward to seeing Springs beautiful pictures too!

    • The winds has been making its mighty presence felt, and blowing all sorts of things in the wrong direction! We’ve had a little damage to the roof with some slates coming off and a skylight blowing in….but otherwise we’re all safe….if a little windswept!

      • gwynnrogers says:

        I’m glad you are safe!! Consider taking up hang-gliding, para-sailing, or something with a parachute!! How terrible that your skylight blew in. I hope nothing else inside was damaged or hurt!! Stay safe!!

  11. So well done, such a touching image and bit of haiku…The seasons are starting to move with so much greater speed.

    • They are Charlie and this year I’m delighted to see the back…or at least the beginning of the back of winter😊 However sometimes winter has a few more surprises for us over the next 6 weeks…..

  12. Amy says:

    Melting heart and soul, very touching words. Love thiis beautiful photo!

  13. Rachael says:

    Lovely image and haiku. I love to see the snowdrops, their presence always surprises me!

  14. Really lovely flowers, Seonaid. Love the haiku. 🙂

  15. pommepal says:

    So spring has arrived at last…

  16. Nice. Is that image archival, or was it captured recently? If the latter … I’m envious! Such an appropriate subject and apt metaphor.

  17. Splendid and pure snowdrops ! Nice pictures
    He announced the beginning of spring

  18. With all my heart: welcome back, Bride! ❤

  19. Lisa says:

    so pretty! its that time of year again 🙂

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