You’re about to read a request that I never thought I’d type:
Please go get in your car and start driving.
Even as I type the words, the thought of burning extra fossil fuels makes me feel guilty. . . but this is worth it.
If you live anywhere near the New River Valley, find an excuse to go for a drive on Interstate 81 this weekend!
All along I-81, the native redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) are in full bloom, lining both sides of the road with that bright pink that is almost purple (or that purple that’s not quite pink, depending on your point of view.)
It is absolutely spectacular.
I would have taken a hundred pictures to share with you, but I saw them while I was driving, of course.
So, please, for the sake of a happy soul, go see them yourself. Go.
Stop reading and go already!