Photograph taken by on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Cathy and I walked to Bluebell Island after work today. Unfortunately the rains last night raised the creek too high and we couldn’t get out onto it. I turned around when the water was up to the top of my thighs and I wasn’t even out in the fast water yet.

We enjoyed the flowers on the near bank, anyway, including bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens), Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum), Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), and Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides).

This photo was taken with the camera on the ground looking up at the bluebells, which accounts for the white sky.

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