ST7818 : Snowdrops, St Gregory's Churchyard

taken 10 years ago, near to Marnhull, Dorset, Great Britain

Snowdrops, St Gregory's Churchyard
Snowdrops, St Gregory's Churchyard
The churchyard contains burials from many generations, showing the Church's concern for its parishioners in this life and beyond the grave. The stones tell the history of the Parish and reflect changing attitudes and fashions.

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.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Marnhull 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7815 1879 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.0866N 2:18.7524W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7816 1877
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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