Thursday, July 10, 2014

Good fences in the Jungle!

We say that things return to the ‘jungle’ here in Florida, if they aren’t maintained.

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Can you see the fence?

(Let me do a little cropping, and yes I see the poison oak, and no I didn’t get near it!)

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The vegetation is so lush that fences can be lost in the lush undergrowth.

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All of these were taken on our hike last week on the Withlacoochee Trail in Dunnellon.

(More pics HERE)

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These aren’t ‘pretty’ fences but typical of the old fences here.

And this is what’s left of an old structure.

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A quick photo of how green and scummy the marsh looked before we got to the Withlacoochee River. (no editing on this one) Do you see the Cypress knees?

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

Are you sharing your fences today?

36 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, It is fun to see the fences from your hike. Reminds me of years gone by when we would visit my husband's parents. Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

i can feel the humidity in these photos! :) thanks for linking in the ivy fences!

Diane said...

Really interesting! No, I didn't see the fence in the first photo. Great pics!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Whenever I see an old fence or foundation, I muse about who built it, what were they like, how did they live, where are they now.....

Debbie said...

What cool images!! I did not see the fence and could not even find it (knowing it was there) in the first image!!

So many shades of green but I can feel the heat and humidity oozing from these images!!

Great finds Diane, I enjoyed this entry!!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! That ivy fence is really neat, Blessings Francine.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning! I read your blog often but lurk. Love reading about Florida through your words and eyes. We are thinking about making either Venice or Ocala our home full-time. But the decision is hard! Don't know if I can live with that humidity. That is a great hidden fence and I would be staying away from the poison oak too.. :)

Linda Walker said...

It's always interesting to go on hikes and find remnants of times gone by....love finding old stone walls in the woods...have never come across actual jungles though! LOL! It really is a jungle in there! Thanks for sharing!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Patty Antle said...

Your fence posts are interesting. I'll have to try to remember to take some while out hiking. Have a great Thursday, Diane!

Mary Hone said...

Wow...it really is a jungle out there.

Sally Crowe said...

LOL
I was going to say exactly what Mary Hone said.

Great photo's! :)

ann said...

Cool photos. O, I did not see cypress knees. I am a prairie girl. Your landscape has so much interest for the new eye.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gosh, i hope you stayed away from the poison ivy. the hubby alway tells me about it when we go on hikes. he is very allergic. what a fun hike. ( :

Lorrie said...

I'm always amazed at how quickly a garden or yard can return to the wild. Our tenants in the house we just sold promised to look after the yard, but didn't and all the work we had done was wasted. I'm just glad to be rid of it.
Your jungle is really lush - this is a fence in hiding!

Vee said...

Knees, poison oak...hmmmm... I have heard of poison oak. Does it look like poison ivy? The leaves of three and all that stuff?

eileeninmd said...

Watch out for that poison oak! Lots of greenery hiding your fences, but I found it! Looks like a lush place for a hike. thanks for sharing, happy Thursday!

BeachGypsy said...

That fence is darn near invisible! Ha!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I guess I am a strange one but I see lots of beauty in a swamp- those knees are super, and even the scum intrigues me. Of course I am always on the look out for gaters- did y'all see any?

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I was in Florida a couple months back and didn't really care for it (too much like California) no offense, but once I reached the Everglades and scenes like you have here, Florida redeemed herself to me. Wonderful!

BumbleVee said...

wow....does it ever!

Susie said...

Oh seeing that poison oak gives me the heebie-geebies. LOL I could not find the fence in the first photo. Yikes. The wildness has taken over. Hope you are enjoying your day. xoxo,Susie

Shug said...

I do see the cypress knees! lots of cool things in these photos...I'm guessing you were sure to watch out for the gators and snakes?? Great fence!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

hello Diane,
Nature sure know how to conquer back what was hers. I didn't notice the fence in the first photo.
Hugs!
Arlette

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully lush and green, love your photos :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I didn't see the fence until you pointed it out!!! Crazy wild jungle. You have the best adventures.

Lila Rostenberg said...

Love seeing those photos! So much variety in the "jungle",
My eye finds a lot to look at!

20 North Ora said...

It looks so lush and green down there. Makes for pretty pics!

Judy

Brian King said...

I'm guessing that fence has been there a long time!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks hot in there but love the green.

Poppy said...

I wouldn't know poison oak from poison ivy, not having lived in such landscapes! Diane, your fence, although not beautiful, is a symbol of the growth and history of its surrounding area. Lovely post!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Carla from The River said...

Very fun find. I like how you found the old structure too.

Neesie said...

I thought for one moment that you'd visited my garden there. I'm battling to retain my garden but I have to confess it's not as bad as these photos.
It's great to see somewhere I've never visited before.
Waving from a 'hot' (ha) Bonnie Scotland. Sorry I can hardly believe it myself ;D
Enjoy your weekend

Kathy said...

Love these pictures of Mother Nature reclaiming!

Felicia said...

to me a fence doesn't have to be shiny and new to be a great fence and these are great images of a wonderful old fence.

Felicia said...

I'm back. I'll bet there are spiders and snakes in there too. Ewwwww.

Botanic Bleu said...

Oh, my, I didn't see the fence until the second closer shot.

Judith