Monday, October 19, 2015

Florida Fall Foliage…Fabulous!

We took our first ‘Fall’ hike at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve this week and it was beautiful.

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I know many of you don’t think about Florida having prairies but in central Florida we have a lot of different terrain. (even rolling hills!)

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Many of the Fall wildflowers were in full bloom and others had tight buds on the plants.

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Let’s look up close at this pretty flower!

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It was one of those nice mornings that we start to have at this time of year, temps in the 70s all morning with a light breeze. Quite refreshing after a long hot summer.

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It’s great to get back on the Florida trails!

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35 comments:

Arlene said...

I had to put off my walk this morning Diane as I dropped a pitcher on my big toe on Saturday and it is just now getting to where I can walk on it without winching!! I did not get all my steps in last week with Elliott here so I had hoped to make up this week. That may be put on hold as well!! Love the pretty pictures of your walk...does that count on my FitBit??/:)

Happy@Home said...

Prairies in Florida? I had no idea. I guess we do have a habit of associating Florida with beaches and more beaches :).
The scenes from your walk are lovely. Makes me want to get out there and take a walk.

Diane said...

Gorgeous pics! Our color is a little late this year.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty yellow blooms and a lovely fall mosaic! Gorgeous walk, colors and images. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely Fall photos. A great place to walk.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is my favorite time of year for hiking! Lovely photos sweet friend.

hugs,
Linda

Susie said...

Diane, The one thing about your hikes that I really love...you show us flowers. I never think of Florida as a flower state...but I have seen many on your blog. I guess, I think fruits and palms and Spanish moss.LOL Glad you hade a fun hike. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Vee said...

This must be nearly the perfect time of year for hiking! Yes, you have proven that there is lots of variety in Florida!

Lorrie said...

Florida has prairies? This blogging is sure educational! Lovely photos from your hike and that yellow flower is the star. Happy week, Diane.

Linda Kay said...

Great shots, Diane. Good for you for the hike and the beautiful scenery.

Dewena said...

I haven't heard of this place, will have to ask my two central FL sisters about it. I know that when we moved to FL for 3 years in the 1970s and lived in Apopka area and our nursery was in Sanford, I always wanted to go the long way between the two places, through Mt. Dora so that this mountain girl could at least see some HILLS.

Have a beautiful October week there!
Dewena

Primitive Stars said...

Oh so beautiful, love those pretty flowers.Blessings Francine.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to see the terrain of central Florida, plain old flat where we stay. Now that hubby and I have both had our meniscal knee surgery we can explore more, and farther next year.

Christine said...

No wonder you are so pleased to walk those trails! The landscapes and flowers are gorgeous!
Enjoy!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! Lovely photos! Everybody would enjoy hiking in such a beautiful scenery.
Hugs,
Arlette

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great photos.

Carla from The River said...

Wow, your photos are great. I love the yellow flowers. :-)
Carla

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so pretty - I love the yellow flowers of Autumn. Enjoy your nice season and pleasant temperatures - and now back to our regularly scheduled sewing.!!

Stacey said...

Beautiful. My dog and I walked around our neighborhood today. The sights included lots of ghosts and goblins. :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, Love our photos!! Looks like the prettiest fall and the yellow flowers are gorgeous. Enjoy and have a wonderful week. xo

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Such lovely photos. Loved those yellow flowers -- so bright and cheerful.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead...
Brenda

Gina said...

Diane, what kind of yellow flower is that? It is so strange looking yet beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely post Diane,
The trail and nature park looks lush .
the wild flowers are beautiful.
One day, please god.. I would love to visit Florida.
not the beaches.. places like this that you post.
happy week
love val xxx

BeachGypsy said...

Wow, I hear ya...the cooler air is like wonderful refreshing air conditioning OUTSIDE!! ha ha LOL it feels so good doesn't it? love the photos and those yellow flowers sure are pretty! Are you glad to be home?

ann said...

Florida has wonderful walking trails, too. You must be fit and trim with all of the walking that you do. And it is so lush and green. Very pretty.

Patty Antle said...

Oh, I've got to get out and walk! What a beautiful hike!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'd love to walk there Diane. It really looks beautiful. I've not walked much in the past month and it's starting to show. Every excuse in the book is used - too cool, windy or wet!! LOL Today wasn't too bad out but I didn't go. I need a place like you have there with sunshine and warmth and beauty to inspire me to get out. It's going to be a very long winter. :(

Red Rose Alley said...

This is an unusual looking yellow flower, Diane. It's very stunning.

Nice to go on one of your walks with you. :)

love, ~Sheri

camp and cottage living said...

It sounds like perfect Fall weather there, Diane!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a very pretty walking trail, Diane. Our flowers are all gone now. It won't be long until our trails are covered with snow!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful scenery...and I love those darling yellow flowers! They almost look like they are made from paper...great photos, Diane!

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

Lovely flowers and beauty is everywhere isn't it.....if you look close enough. Gorgeous photos of a lovely place.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful spot Diane, happy Florida hiking! Deb xo

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for taking us for another great walk, Diane.
Amalia
xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk! Every time I visit you I find another place I'd love to visit ( if we ever have time to get out of our corner of the state again). We won't even be back until December this year tho.