These pictures of “The Bloodroot House” were taken just last week. I call it this because the owners are very protective of the bloodroot which grows along the banks of the creek. It is not on the endangered species list in the United States as yet, but because of it use for medicinal purposes and dyes it could very well be placed on the list in years to come. The family has also gotten a conservation easement from the VA Outdoors Foundation so their land is protected forever no matter the owner. Many owners in Rockbridge have done this, but you must own a large number of acres before you are eligible. All of these pictures are SOOC.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation Signage
The homeplace is on the right.
I did not feel comfortable walking across their bridge, but I wanted to get a shot showing the location of the house
in relationship to the bridge, creek, and barn.
The way the house is nestled back there in the trees with the creek in front is heavenly. Everything is in pristine condition.
I adore this little barn. It is one of my favorites out here on the creek.
One of the patches of the bloodroot in bloom along the creek on their property.
This post is linked with:
Lesley’s Signs, Signs, Jan and Jer’s Friday Fences, and Louis LaVache’s Sunday Bridges