Currently Blooming at Claude Moore Park

Spring seems to be running late and cold this year, but I found some things in bloom on a recent hike. The trees, in particular, are lovely.

Frogshackle Pond

I believe these are apples:

White flowers

Perhaps Apple

but I’m not sure about the tree below. I thought Mom had said it was a Littlehip Hawthorne. But I’ve learned that those have white flowers, and these buds are a striking deep red.

Tree with Red Buds

Red Buds

Do you know what it is?

In the Visitor’s Center, the park manager (and my longtime friend) suggested that I might find Bloodroot if I hiked north. And I did!

Bloodroot 2

Bloodroot 3

Little treasures among the leaves. Spring is here. Even if we did see snow flurries at home today.

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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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One Response to Currently Blooming at Claude Moore Park

  1. Lisa V says:

    Did you hear that the National Park Service plans to close the Claude Moore Colonial Farm? It sounds like because of development. I know you post a lot about the park and thought you’d like to know.

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