Here's a favorite Henry Mitchell quotation on snowdrops:
[F]loribunda roses can become boring after a while; so can marigolds. They are nice enough; it's just that after a few months you wish they would look different. It is otherwise when the snowdrop blooms. Wow. Look at that. Right through the snow. Nobody ever gets bored with snowdrops or crocuses.
from Timing Is the Key, One Man's Garden
We have no snowdrops yet in Northern California. There is a lovely story about the Scottish Snowdrop Festival; the photos of drifts of blooms by winding streams are enough to make one add that festival to the Life List of gardens to see.
Any snowdrop watchers out there?