Bluebells at Riverbend

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.

Bluebell Beginning to Open

Virginia Bluebell

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?

Potomac Heritage Trail

But they’re very pretty now as well, with green leaves emerging and pink and lavender-colored buds changing to blue as they open.

Pink Buds on Bluebell 2

Pink Buds on Bluebell

Bluebell Beside the River

There was other fun to be had on our walk as well.

Inside a Tree

On a Tree

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.

Yellow Blooming Trees

And hooray for that!

Bluebell in the Forest

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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  1. Pingback: Currently Blooming: Bluebells | Rebecca Breed Pepper

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