Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring in Brown County State Park

A few weeks ago I took a day trip over to Brown County State Park.  This is the largest state park in Indiana and showcases the hills of Southern Indiana.

On the way there I stopped by Moore's Creek again and took a couple of pictures.

Yellow Rocket, or Barbarea vulgaris.

Roundleaf Ragwort, or Packera obovata.

The first of many views of the countryside.

Ogle Lake; one of two man-made lakes in the park.

Violets in bloom near the trail around Ogle Lake.

Yellow violet.

Goldthread or Coptis trifolia.

Toothwort, or Cardamine concatenata.

An unidentified wildflower.

Dutchman's Breeches, or Dicentra cucullaria.

The sun shines through the trees.

Another wildflower.

A weathered fallen tree.


Another variety of Roundleaf Ragwort.

Scenery around Ogle Lake.

A hollow tree.

Turtles sunning on a log.

A tree that has been gnawed on by beavers.

Strahl Creek at the base of Strahl Lake.

The waterfall at the base of Strahl Lake.

The Hills O' Brown were created when the glaciers to the north, melted and carved out the hollers, leaving a rugged terrain behind.

A butterfly visits the phlox.

After my tour of the park I headed east to Gnaw Bone, IN.
I wanted to try the famous Gnaw Bone pork tenderloin sandwich.
To that end, I stopped at the Gnaw Bone Mart and ordered the pork tenderloin and an side of onion rings.

The usual side is an order of freshly made potato chips.

This was the thoughtful decor the mart accorded the diner.

But not to worry; as with many unpretentious places, the food was the star.
This truly was the best pork tenderloin sandwich I have ever had.
I will be back for more.

I will have to try the potato chips next time.
And perhaps the small version of this sandwich.  
This is a monster of a sandwich.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Love your pictures. And your determination to identify everything.

vera charles said...

That sandwich looks amazing! And the other pictures are pretty, too. :)