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Pics from the Preserve

In four days of camping over the Memorial Day weekend, I only took three pics worth posting. It was so cold at night (40 degrees) and then cold and raining a couple of days, and then it was muddy everywhere. We had to break camp and get on the road by noon today which, by the way, turned out warm and sunny!

The first two pics were taken at Horseshoe Lakes Thousand Trails Preserve in St. Bernice, Indiana.

On Friday I noticed the cottony seed tufts of the cottonwood trees drifting like huge snowflakes across a field of blue. Of course, here they look like tiny white lint or dust spots on my camera lens, but I did get a nice starburst from the sun glinting through the tree branches.


The flower is the same as what we have here in our woods, not sure what it is.

white flower in woods

On Saturday, I drove to nearby Clinton to snap this photo of the Wabash River. I’m told trains still use the old iron bridge.

Wabash River at Clinton, Indiana


Pics from the Preserve: Love Bugs

Last of 5 posts: Photos taken while camping Memorial Day weekend in Horseshoe Lakes Preserve, one of many Thousand Trails/NACO campgrounds.

Our 290-acre home preserve in Vermillion County, Indiana, is named for its large horseshoe-shaped lake, surrounded by 10 smaller spring-fed lakes.  This is where I shot the dragonfly I use for my gravatar.

I originally set out to photograph these blooms but changed my focus when I spied these love bugs.

If you look closely, you will find one of the bugs contemplating the big leap! My focus is a little off but I did get in some practice trying to shoot from the ground up. Oh, well, practice makes perfect.