At this time of year when the trees’ color is just a tiny bit past peak color, the edges of the ponds still hold some amazing color.
Not being much of a summer fan, I seem to have no photos of the blossoms.
UPDATE: After reading this, my friend Kathleen sent me this picture of hers of Swamp Roses in summer:
The fruit is bristly:
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris):
- USDA Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/rosa_palustris.shtml
- Lady Bird Johnson: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ROPA