Blanzifiore (Snowdrops) by Dante Gabriet Rossetti, 1880.  Source: Wikiart

Blanzifiore (Snowdrops) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1880. Source: Wikiart

The Snowdrop
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Many, many welcomes,
February fair-maid,
Ever as of old time,
Solitary firstling,
Coming in the cold time,
Prophet of the gay time,
Prophet of the May time,
Prophet of the roses,
Many, many welcomes,
February fair maid!

Leaf-nested snowdrops

Leaf-nested snowdrops

Chaste snowdrops

Chaste snowdrops

Watercolor sketches of snowdrops

Watercolor sketches of snowdrops

Watercolor sketch of snowdrops in a vase

Watercolor sketch of snowdrops in a vase