A Sea of Bluebells

As promised earlier, here are some more shots of the absolutely gorgeous bluebells at Riverbend Park, on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, just north of Great Falls National Park.

Bluebells and WoodsBluebell from Beneath 2Bluebell from BeneathPath Through Bluebells 2Bluebell Close UpBluebell and Blue RiverBluebell Overhanging the Potomac

When I ran out of room on my memory card I sat down on a bench to savor the beauty around me.  Many visitors walked by, people of all ages speaking a variety of languages, and I thought how wonderful it was that we could all come to this park to enjoy this lovely morning. I said hello to an older couple as they passed, and the gentleman stopped and switched to English to ask if I was okay.

“Oh, I’m fine,” I said, “I’m just sitting for a while to appreciate the flowers.”

“Are you sure?” he asked with concern. “Your knees are so dirty, it looks like you had a bad fall.”

I looked down and began to laugh, then explained that my knees were dirty from kneeling to take flower-level pictures, and I really was okay. I thanked him for his kind concern, which I did appreciate.

Of course I had no idea that I was such a sight, I was so distracted. These colors, this light, fill my soul with joy.

Color

 

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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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