Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dodging the Raindrops- March 9

The blue flower carpet is Veronica persica, a spring annual that emigrated to the US from Eurasia. I found it today at Percy Warner Park. The common name for it is Bird's Eye Speedwell.

The woods are on the western edge of Percy Warner Park's Steeplechase course. I explored them some years back and found trenches and depressions running parallel to the slope. Who dug them? See the hills in the distance- The Battle of Nashville was fought on this side of them. Not more than 2 miles from where I was standing. Remember that the Union Army was in the city, and the Confederates under General John Bell Hood were trying to win it back. I would wager the Rebels dug these trenches.

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