On Sunday afternoon we took a family outing to Riverbend Park–on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, just north of Great Falls–in search of native Virginia Bluebells. And I’m happy to report that we found some.
Aren’t they lovely?
From the Visitor’s Center, head north or south on the Potomac Heritage Trail and you can’t miss them. They’re just starting to bloom now, and the naturalist that we spoke with said the entire floodplain will be covered in about two weeks. Can you imagine how beautiful that will be, with all of these plants bearing blue blossoms?
But they’re very pretty now as well, with green leaves emerging and pink and lavender-colored buds changing to blue as they open.
There was other fun to be had on our walk as well.
The weather may have been overcast and cold, the Spring Beauty shut up tight, but there were still plenty of signs of spring to be seen.
And hooray for that!