August 5, 2022

A Middletown Meadow

Some of the sky pictures in yesterday's post were taken at Cedar Creek Battlefield, specifically at the parking area on Claven Lane. It offers an open view over meadows that were formerly a farm. 

I have some pictures of the farm buildings before they were demolished in 2016. In the picture below, the tree on the far left was next to the farmhouse.

According to Siri, the plants include wild carrot (Queen Anne's Lace), clover, and teasel. I included a shot of grass trying to take over the parking lot, which amused me although I imagine the park maintenance folks would prefer that it not do this.

If you haven't tried the plant ID app on the iPad or iPhone, scroll down for an example.

Example (iPad): While viewing a picture in Photos, look for the info button, an "i" in an oval. Press that to get a drop-down box. If the artificial intelligence finds enough information to give you an ID, it will put something in the Look Up field, such as the word “Plant.” (This only works when you have an Internet connection.)
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Now I've clicked the Look Up field and it's giving me an identification or perhaps several possibilities. You can click the summary to get a full article. I've found this pretty useful since I'm not an expert and also I sometimes have difficulty remembering a name that I used to know. Keep in mind that the answer is not guaranteed; regard it as experimental.


  1. Beautiful nature on display here. Love the wilderness look.

  2. Pretty wild flowers. I use Google Lens to help me with the identification of plants, animals, and etc. Have a great weekend.

  3. nicely done - beauty is everywhere - even grass growing in cracks

  4. Lovely wildflowers!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. Based on what I see in the pictures Siri got it right.

  6. ...the Queen Anne's Lace is beautiful here too.

  7. The Queen Anne's Lace is beautiful, lovely images.
    Have a happy weekend!

  8. I love the Queen Anne's Lace. There seems to be a lot more of it around here this year than usual.

  9. I didn't know that about iPhones/iPads. Having wi-fi will certainly be a limitation, unfortunately.

  10. Beautiful post ! The Queen Anne's lace is stunning. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.


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