Bluebells Have Hit Peak

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) – Dickerson, Maryland

We just had to take a break from the house the other day. Cindy had been putting in long hours of teleworking for the past several weeks and had cabin fever from being desk-bound for so long. She wanted to get out and stretch her legs, so we went for a drive in the remnants of a beautiful spring afternoon – fully expecting to take an early evening stroll at a nearby mountain park.

Well – surprise, surprise. It appeared that the pandemic outdoor crowd had worn out their welcome because all of the formerly available parking was now gone. Instead, the spaces near the trailheads were now blocked with physical barriers and “No Parking / No Trespassing” signs. The hiking trails were still open to foot traffic, but the lack of nearby parking meant that we would have to park a mile or more from the trailheads – not something we anticipated.

Monocacy Aqueduct — Dickerson, Maryland

So we shifted gears and went to another alternative site, the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal (above), where there was plenty of parking available. We were delighted that we did because we discovered some new-to-us patches of Virginia bluebells in peak bloom, which were beautifully lit with the late afternoon light.


Photo info:
Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal
Dickerson, Maryland
April 2021
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Photo info:
Monocacy Aqueduct
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath
Dickerson, Maryland
April 2021
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

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