How amazing to have a Snowdrop Festival! Shepton Mallet has created a wonderful weekend dedicated to all galanthi. You can read about it here where you can find out the sad story of James Allen who became known as the snowdrop king.
I was honoured to have a poem shortlisted in the poetry competition and to be invited to read it in the lovely church along with all the very fine poems and photographs in all the age groups. It was adjudicated by the wonderful Alison Brackenbury who is such an encouraging judge of poetry.
You can see all the commended snowdrop photographs behind her there. And here is one of me reading mine:
It was a win for me just to be there but I didn’t win in case that is confusing. There is going to be another Festival next Feb with a poetry and photo competition and in case anyone reading this would like to think about entering in Dec 2018 you might want to get your snowdrop caps on now while they are still with us. I have a copy of the anthology to give away to the first person (but in the UK please)who asks me for it so you can see what this year’s batch was like. They have 3 classes – Under 11, Under 17 and Over 18. Same in photography.
I can’t stop thinking of new angles on snowdrops today!