April 9, 2016

Today's Flowers, Passage Creek

The redbud trees are blooming in Virginia, brightening roadsides with purplish-pink blossoms. We saw many today along Fort Valley Road (S.R. 678).

This road runs along Passage Creek through George Washington National Forest.  The creek itself runs through the Massanutten Mountains, which tower overhead as you drive through the valley.




There are miles of walking trails in the national forest. We saw these small white wildflowers near the parking area for Signal Knob Trail.  I believe they are star chickweed and rue anenome. (Thank you, VirginiaWildflowers.org, for an online guide.)

Sharing with Today's Flowers


Signal Knob Trail

9 comments:

  1. I love the redbud trees in the Spring. Especially the rare times when we have snow.

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  2. A very pretty area! Great photos Linda. I am always happy to see the redbud's bloom again and those pretty wildflowers are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing again with Today's Flowers and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  3. I'm still waiting for these signs of spring

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  4. Those elusive signs of spring are weeks away here- the last shot of the trail reminds me of a place over in Quebec that'll have those early flowers in a few weeks.

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  5. Those first spring blooms always are appreciated. Redbuds are just forming here.

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  6. Lovely blooms. Wildflowers always make me smile.

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  7. I think Redbuds are my favourite flowering tree!

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