On a wonderful spring day Wednesday I
took a walk into Conkle’s Hollow State Park
to see what was in bloom there.
There were many wild flowers in bloom there
so the rest of the parks in the area will be
in bloom also.
The Dogwood trees are in bloom at the
entrance and in the woods.
The fields are full of blue violets and Spring Beauties.
The Bluebells are blooming along the creek that runs
through the hollow.
Downey Yellow Violets were up in the hollow
along the path.
Along with the common Blue Violets and…
Even a lighter blue violet was there.
Along with a few white violets.
Dutchman Breeches and Spring Beauty
Golden Ragwort grows on the bank
at the creek and bridge entrance to
Golden Ragwort and Violets
Jack in the Pulpit
Trillium’s are everywhere along the path, creek
Giant White Trillium
This unknown looks like a ground phlox bloom.
The May Apples are just coming up.
The ferns are unfolding with new growth.
An old Apple tree
A Quilt Barn is simply a barn that is decorated with a large,
painted quilt block. The tradition began in Adams County,
Ohio when Donna Sue Groves honored her quilter mother
by painting a quilt on the side of her barn. The concept
caught on locally and a legacy was born. Now there are
more than 1,000 Quilt Barns in Ohio and 21 other states.
This quilt barn is on Chapel Ridge Road off of Route
#374 near Cedar Falls which turns off at the Fire Tower
near South Bloomingville, Ohio.
There are numerous Quilt Barns located in Athens
and Vinton Counties of Ohio.
For more information or to plan a driving tour of the
barns visit the Vinton County Visitors Bureau .