Day 143

Blackberry Lane

August 16th, 2010

I stepped off the highway for my morning snack and found a little trace of what once was.


  1. alan of cedar rapids iowa says:

    the old road is still there

  2. Gigi says:

    Would that morning snack include some blackberries? ;-)

  3. katzien in austin says:

    Wow, I guess nature will eventually reclaim everything, huh? Interesting.

  4. Donna in Texas says:

    I’ll bet it was a great morning snack, and a nice piece of road to stand on while you eat them. Yum

  5. MN Roxanne says:

    More blackberries…. yum…. what a surprise!

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    I know where to go hunting blackberries, now.

  7. charlie says:

    so jealous!

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Isn’t that something. What an interesting find and how fitting that you found it. Looks like an old road or an old bike path? Those blackberry bushes sure do take over don’t they.

  9. Glad you took the (very short) side road…..looks like it rewarded you with blackberries! Not quite sure where you are but if you see signs of Collins Creek and Dog Creek, that is where Lewis and Clark camped. You actually are walking through a very historical part of Washington/Oregon!

  10. deb says:

    Thorny bramble (like wild berries) are the first foliage to take over a deserted area. They are able to get a foothold in the cracks and they thrive in the sunshine. Eventually, once the soil is improved, trees start growing between the bushes. When the trees are tall enough, the shade kills the brambles. That’s how woods get started. Yes, I’m full of really mundane facts like that… Super Librarian!

    • katzien in austin says:

      Very interesting deb, not mundane at all. Seems like all we need to do to reforest parts of America is go plant thorny brambles, no? ;-)

  11. Mike B says:

    Looks like you passed up the only visible part of the batcave. Missed opportunity. :0

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