SU0212 : Snowdrops, Wimborne St Giles

taken 7 years ago, near to Wimborne st Giles, Dorset, Great Britain

Snowdrops, Wimborne St Giles
Snowdrops, Wimborne St Giles
Although this attractive little flower symbolizes purity by its whiteness, it is widely regarded as an omen of death and should not be taken into a house where anyone is ill. It is dangerous indeed to take a snowdrop into any house, for even if no one is sick, a death will result in the family before the flowers next bloom. This belief probably came about because the snowdrop blooms only in the winter - a time when much sickness is about.

These flowers are to be found in the old churchyard near the site of All Hallows Church.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Wimborne St Giles 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0237 1256 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.7501N 1:58.0596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 0237 1256
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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