Thursday, April 9, 2015

A ‘Half a Hike’ for Good Fences “Orange Creek”

We found a really beautiful hiking trail but it was TOO HOT to hike!

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‘Orange Creek Restoration Area’

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We walked around for about 30 minutes but it was 90 degrees so that’s as long as we lasted.

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I thought about adding 1/2 to my ‘total hikes’ on the sidebar, Carla (from The River) but decided not to! lol

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It even had a swampy area and we saw a pileated woodpecker while we stood there looking around.

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We’ll go back when the weather is better.

How do you like the one fence post I got in this shot, Tex?

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

46 comments:

bj said...

hahhaaa...1 fence post.
Pretty surroundings....

Vee said...

Goodness! You've got to get there early in the morning, but that swampy area makes me nervous!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It looks beautiful there! My favorite is the first shot. Funny how it looks so cool and shaded and not hot, lol..:)

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice hike, but don't let me hear you complain about the heat. Lol You could send some of it up our way. :-))) Don't you love the pileated woodpecker! Have a wonderful Thursday, Diane.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos - I like the board fence in the first shot. Too hot for me too! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, pretty fence scene and images.. My hubby would not like hiking in that heat either.. Have a happy day!

Stephanie said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk, but 90 degrees! Wowzers! I don't think I would have lasted as long as you :)

Happy Thursday, my friend.

Diane said...

Very pretty! 90 degres?! P--LEASE!

Arlene said...

It was 84 here yesterday and I got my walk in early thank goodness!!

Marcia Pilar said...

Nice pics. It's always hotter up there, breezier in SoFlo thanks to the ocean. Stay cool, friend.
xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

that made me smile. :) LOVE the greenery and trees! but i could feel the heat and humidity, too. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hey, 1/2 a hike is still a hike!! Pretty shots and yes 90 is a bit warm for a long hike.
hugs,
Linda

Christine said...

Looks like a pretty place to hike - when the weather cooperates! Great fence too!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I don't know what is worse ... too hot to hike or too wet to hike

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks like a gorgeous place for a hike! You can send that hot air this way! ;) I love it hot!! We have 60s and 70s in our forecast!! Yay! Have a lovely rest of the week!! xo Holly

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful trees!

Art and Sand said...

It's too bad that it was so hot because the scenery is gorgeous!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I like that 1/2 of hike. :-) I love how you keep track of your hikes. You journal each one as well, right? I like to write down if we saw any animals or if something happens to one of us. This last hike we took on Saturday, one of my boys got stuck in the mud. LOL
I love your photos today.
Carla

September Violets said...

Looks like a great trail, but don't blame you for turning back with that heat! We're still sitting at 0'C for the past few weeks, so it sounds surreal to me. Loved your litte Sunbonnet Sue embroidery too Diane! Looks great, and those pillowcases bring back childhood memories as my mother (or grandmother) embroidered our pillowcases ;)
Wendy

Linda Kay said...

You will have to go hiking earlier in the day before it reaches 90 degrees! A bit on the warm side, for sure. The pictures are very inviting..doesn't look all that hot!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Loved the fence post! :-) Great shots of a beautiful place...hopefully you can go back when it isn't so hot!

BeachGypsy said...

Love reading about all your adventures!

Ida said...

90 degrees...wow! I can see why you didn't stay long in that heat. Wish it would warm up here but maybe not quite that warm.
Loving the moss hanging from the trees in the first fence shot. I liked the lone fence post shot as well.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your hikes are so gorgeous, Diane. The woodpecker must have been a sight for you.

And I just wanted to say that I love your Header with all the dolls - it's so charming. It caught my eye right away.

love, ~Sheri

Susie said...

Diane, 90 degrees is pretty warm for hiking..I would not be able to do that heat. But it is a pretty area. I love that you saw that woodpecker. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo,Susie

Debby Ray said...

Well it certainly looks like a great place for a hike...90 degrees is a little warm for my liking too!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love those photos and so nice to get outside for those walks! Thank you for sharing the pretty pictures. I love how green everything is. Have a nice weekend.
Julie xo

Mimi said...

What a beautiful place to be! Ninety degrees already?!? Yikes!

Rose said...

LOVE that tree in the first shot...this looks like a wonderful place to go hiking!

NanaDiana said...

90 degrees in FL is HOT!
Love the crooked old fence post and I think 1/2 hike would be a good sidebar entry! lol xo Diana

Terra said...

A beautiful place to hike, but too hot for a long hike. I especially like that last photo.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

All it takes is one....beautiful scenery and so excited to see the Pileated! xo K

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful place to walk adn I love all the trees.

handmade by amalia said...

Very pretty shot
Shame it was too hot!
Amalia
xo

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

That is definitely too hot to hike, Diane, but you got some great photos. xo Laura

Debbie said...

What wonderful images!
Your photos are amazing!
Debbie

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

We have had hot muggy weather too-it's that time of the year, I guess but seems to early for us. Thank goodness a wild thunderstorm passed threw last night and cooled everything off.
You are clever-one fence post!
Have a good weekend,
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Pamela Gordon said...

It certainly is a beautiful spot and maybe you can get back there in the fall when it's cooler. It's 34 here today and we had freezing rain earlier. Quite a contrast with your temperatures eh? I kind of wish I could feel the 90 degrees for a bit. LOL I'd wilt under that heat too! Have a great weekend.

Felicia said...

It does look like a great place to hike/walk, but 90 degrees yikes.....we don't even have 70 here yet.

Sam I Am...... said...

Whew! I can wait for the heat....I don't like it along with the humidity. You are brave souls to go out in it. It's early to be that hot even there isn't it?

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh I love the shot of that hiking trail - looks lovely. Come to think of it, 90 degrees sounds good too.

Mary Cromer said...

That does look like a really lovely place to visit, and see all sorts of beautiful things, looks peaceful and quiet~

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh sure, rub it in, too hot to hike! The sun is shining here right now but it is also snowing, how in the heck does that happen?! Lovely shots Diane, hope you can get back to finish your hike when it cools down :O)

Doreen@househoneys said...

Maybe you can send about 20 degrees our way and then we'd both be in the perfect 79's?! Deal?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I love that half hike idea .. We doa lot of those it seems. And sometimes we don't even need hot weather as an excuse ))). Very pretty area for it and for the drive above!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos!