I had to walk through the shallowest, calmest section of my cove with my phone above my head to get to this stump and photograph the most beautiful dusky pink rose. It must have looked rather funny to onlookers. To me though, it was well worth negotiating the algal-covered, spidery roots of the stump it calls home, to get this close to our delicate, native swamp rose, Rosa palustris. I had no idea what was lurking beneath the dark buttresses of the stump, but I braved it for these pics - and I'm glad I did. 😀
I took these pics on July 7th, 2021. I happened to come across pics from last year's display, taken on July 8th, 2020!