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.

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 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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