Ed and I packed up Patrick and headed out to White Rock Lake. It was partly cloudy and a bit breezy. The water was dark grey and choppy. We started at the boat house and meandered toward the south along the lake path. Patrick was on his red scooter and usually ahead within shouting distance.
Along the path was a lovely vine that I have never seen.
I plucked some branches and took them home for closer inspection.
It was blooming profusely all along the side of the path in the thicket of brambles. Quite lovely.
I think I will try to root some using a bit of rooting hormone and vermiculite.
The name of the vine turns out to be "Virgin's Bower" or "Sweet Autumn Clematis" (Clematis terniflora).
It smells sweetly.... as do practically all white flowers.