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Woodsie wildflower has a name!

Captured at Thousand Trails Nature Preserve in Indiana.
Captured at Thousand Trails Nature Preserve in Indiana.

Updated May 31: I captured this Multiflora Rose (Multiflora rosa) on our Memorial Day weekend getaway. Thanks to Ilex (Midwestern Plant Girl) for the I.D.


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