Currently Blooming: Bluebells

With many flowers open ahead of schedule I’d heard rumors of Virginia Bluebells in bloom. I was surprised, then, when I arrived at Riverbend Park on Saturday morning, to see no flowers on the banks of the Potomac, just a sea of green leaves.

Path Through Bluebells

It was only once I decided to lie down on the dirt path (as one does in 20 degree weather) that I found them, bent by the cold.

Bluebell Bowed

Bluebell Curled

Bluebell Leaning to the Left Close Up

Bluebell on the Bank of the Potomac

Pink Buds of Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells are one of my favorite native plants. Friday night was the first in a series of overnight hard freezes, and I don’t know how the flowers have fared since. I hope that some of these lovely flowers survived, because the sea of blue blooms, when it happens, is spectacular.

Edited to add: They survived! Look at the spectacular April display.

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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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