Tag Archives: Virginia wildflowers

Cleaning up the River

Two weeks ago, I posted this open letter to people who left their trash alongside the beautiful Cowpasture River. Last weekend, I went back there to join a group of a dozen people who spent an afternoon collecting trash along … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the People who Camped by the River

This weekend, I drove down to my favorite wildflower site by the Cowpasture River. The Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) were in full bloom, spreading a sky blue carpet along the river. The blue of the flowers reflects back my favorite … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

My idea of “escape” includes hiking the local forests and fields in search¬†of wild flowers and great photo opportunities.¬† Thanks to a photographer friend who also loves native plants, I was led to some woodland treasures I would otherwise not … Continue reading

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