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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The “Bloodroot House"

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.
                                                          

31 comments:

  1. The bloodroot is lovely and I think it's great that the owners want them protected forever. :)

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  2. i love that little barn, too. i'd hate to have to worry about the upkeep on that wooden bridge, however. :)

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  3. Just one word Genie " HEAVENLY "

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  4. Thank you for crossing that bridge....!

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  5. Looks like a place I could spend a lot of time. Really love the willow tree.

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  6. It's such a beautiful place, and I adore that patch of bloodroot! It's just something you don't often see!

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  7. edenic!

    beautifully composed pictures!

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  8. So pretty/scenic! We have some of that bloodroot in the woods and trail area by our neighborhood.

    SIGNS

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  9. a piece of paradise, this place is. the bloodroots are beautiful. i will google this plant.:p

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  10. Oh Genie I have never heard of bloodroot before but what a gorgeous flower, love the way it is growing on the bank above the stream. By the way i am going to follow and add you to my blog roll, so I do not miss any more of your lovely photos. :)

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  11. That's a great looking bridge. That barn looks so good. I can see why it's a favorite.

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  12. it makes me so happy anytime nature is protected
    I love the giant tree!!
    wonderful photos

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  13. That is really cool Genie. I love the photo of the barn and of the bloodroot.

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  14. I did not what bloodroot looked like. It is very pretty all spread out like that on the embankment.

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  15. Wow, delicious photos and I especially love the beautiful aspect of the field in early spring, excellent frames.
    Saludos.

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  16. I can understand that the bloodroots are protected.

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  17. so wonderful this is. Spring has come so far where you are. We have another month before the trees turn green.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my cots. :)

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  18. Beautiful! I've never seen bloodroot before. ;) thank you

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  19. I love all of these photos Genie! I especially like the photo of the barn. That one makes my country heart smile.
    I didn't know what bloodroot was. Isn't that lovely on the creekbank!
    Somewhow you would think it should be red in color. :)
    Lovely post!!!!

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  20. Oh, Genie, I enjoyed all these pics so much....I used to spend so much time in the woods.

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  21. Those shots are very pretty. Love those small flowers on the ground. ^_^

    Friday Fences

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  22. Am I seeing dogwoods in your photos, or are they wild cherries--or "sarvis" trees?

    It's at this time of year that I miss Appalachia most...

    Fence at Sunrise

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  23. I don't blame the owners for preserving their slice of paradise. I didn't know that about the blood root..very interesting.

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  24. love the red barn, those flowers are gorgeous. lovely shots. (:

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  25. I was scrolling so fast through to see what bloodroot looked like. Wow it's lovely little plant. Now I have to go back to go through the whole post and marvel again at each of your pictures (as I always do). Thanks for them and for the very interesting information.

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  26. That is a wonderfully beautiful place. I really love the last shot!

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  27. Beautiful scenic shots and lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

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