I'm always in search of flowers, so when I heard about the the local blooming Virginia Bluebells at Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia—I had to see them. We ventured out yesterday, and despite the drizzling rain and cool weather, the Bluebells were as stunning as I had imagined.
The Virginia Bluebell is a wildflower that blooms in early spring throughout the DC area (and in other areas of the east coast) and its blossoms only stick around for about two weeks. At Riverbend, the Bluebells blanket the banks of the Potomac River and stretch along a walking path and into the woods. The blooms are so delicate and thin, like tissue paper, and with their long, skinny stems they sway easily in the wind; just like bells. As you can see, the Bluebells at Riverbend are dreamy—and definitely an experience I will look forward to having again next year.