Laura Hare Nature Preserve at Downey Hill

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The long title of this post names one of the many places I have missed so far that are in 1 hour driving distance from Bloomington. If you are after spectacular rock formations or water falls, this isn’t the place. But it features a 4.5 mile loop through Southern Indiana landscape at its best. Sinkholes …

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… miniature canyons …

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… creeks …

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… and the trees, of course. All this makes up the landscape in the large, accented by the play of light or the lack of it. Then there are the small things: Leaves clinging on,

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moss providing unexpected greenery,

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hopeful trees sprouting,

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and older trees offering vistas in the past.

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This was a most enjoyable hike.

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