it turned out to be a discarded litter box.
it was brutal, but punkin thought it'd stop stinking if we just put the windows down. she was wrong, it didn't get any better until the bottom was well covered in dirt.
driving by I had thought i'd been looking at wild roses, like thousands of little bushes of them, but closer study showed them to be something i'd never met. there was pink heather and these
but the rest i'm lost on and need to take pictures to see if I can find out what i'm looking at.