Bluebells are my favorite flowers and today was the first time I have ever been able to see them in person. For the past two years, my husband and I have attempted to go on a guided hike/tour to see the bluebells in their “peak season”.
Last year, there was some minor flooding in the bottomlands where they grow so it was cancelled. Two years ago, the bloom date kept being pushed back and we were unable to get off work.
This year, although the date was reset, and the florals weren’t “abounding”, they were quite beautiful and I’m so excited to get to share my adventure with you.
We rode a wagon to one of the trail houses and embarked upon a 2-hour-long hike down the Overlook, past the glades, the bluffs, and finally, down to the bottomlands where the river is and there, in that muddy undergrowth, I saw my first bluebells.
Click the first image to launch the slideshow for your own guided tour. Wish you were there!
Other plants (not pictured): Irises (pre-bloom), Spring Beauties, Buttercups, Missouri Columbo, and Indian Paintbrush