Saturday, June 19, 2010

More Dunes Photos

Hiking in the dunes continues as Wendy and I had another long hike. The wild roses are in bloom everywhere in the dunes. Most of the rose bushes are only a foot or so tall. However, we came across this rose vine that had curled its way up an evergreen tree. It was around seven feet tall.

Throughout the dunes there are "ghost forests" where old tree stumps mark the battle fields between trees and shifting dunes. Here are a couple of the old trees.

Here are a few more dunes photos.


  1. Hi Karen,
    What are the flowers that are growing in the sand dunes? Do you know the species of the wild rose growing next to the pine tree.
    Thanks, beautiful photos!

    1. The yellow flower is Hairy puccoon
      Lithospermum caroliniense

      I am not sure about the species of rose, other than it is a wild rose that has not been genetically altered.

      Thanks for asking.