We managed to find some time recently to head into the woods behind our house to check out the bluebells. They were not quite a peak bloom yet, but we were able to find some really interesting ones to look at and take some photos. We also saw some turtles, ducks, little fish, and a small snake. Being the “eagle eye” of the family, I was the one to notice the snake right next to a water bottle someone had discarded. Good thing I noticed before picking up the bottle to recycle it.
Be sure to click the flower photos for a closer look at these beauties of nature. It appears that these flowers are also great for those who have problems with deer eating their backyard flowers; I have not seen the many deer touch these flowers. We have a little set that planted itself in our back planter that we get to enjoy ourselves.
Besides bluebells we discovered a set of white bluebells. I was not sure if these are another variety or a genetic quirk, but they were neat to look at and definitely stood out in the sea of blue. After some research online at ehow, it appears that there are white bluebells, but that they are rarely seen in natural areas. There are also several types of flowers called bluebells, but the type we have are the Virginia bluebell, Mertensia virginica.