Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hiking the HTP for Good Fences

Halpata Tastanaki Preserve is our favorite hiking destination. It's very close to our house and teeming with wildlife. 

 

And part of the hike takes you on a grassy road with a fence on one side, with cattle grazing in the field.

 

I don't have wildlife or even cows to show today but I have Dock Weed. 

 

It's a tall slender plant with a pretty color of red on top and it grows all over the sides of the road, along fences and in fields. I'm not sure it shows up as good against the white sand but I took a close up just in case.

 

We had a lovely hike (#23) and enjoyed getting out in the 'wilderness'. Even the weeds were beautiful!


Are you familiar with Dock Weed? Have you seen it growing in your part of the country or world?
 
I'm joining Tex for Good Fences!

24 comments:

shortybear said...

good fences. I have a question for you. the arrow on your blog, that you click on to take you back to the top of your blog, where did you find that?

TexWisGirl said...

lovely place to hike! like the rural views. i don't think we have dock weed here.

Diane said...

Very nice pictures! Looks so pleasant. No dock weed here that I know of. Pretty color.

Linda Kay said...

Not familiar with dock weed, but definitely enjoy the beautiful colors of nature. The bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush along our highways could probably be classified as weeds.

Rose said...

a lovely place to go for a hike. I grew up with dock in Tennessee. I am not sure it is the same thing shown here...what we had was like the first few pictures here.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo walk with you and neat fence ~

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Primitive Stars said...

Good morning,so pretty, felt like I was hiking right along with you.Blessings Francine.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the dock weed has a pretty red color, I have not seen it here. Lovely scenes and photos from your walk with nature! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Susie said...

Diane, The hike you took was a nice one. I liked seeing the weed growing like that. I have never heard of it before though. You are teaching me things. :):):) Love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. I thought of you this morning...on the today show they showed a film about someone hiking in Naples, Fl. running into a Florida panther. Yikes.

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

No, I have not seen dock weed and if I have I don't remember. It's pretty with that spot of color. Nice fence too! You have the greatest places to hike.

Peggy Jones said...

Don't know about dock week. I always love weeds with color like that. The strange thing about weeds is they do not know they are weeds, they just grow and stretch up to the sun.

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never heard of dock week before. It looks interesting. This is such a peaceful trail that you share with us often.

~Sheri

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, how pretty this place is. Now I saw on the TV this morning a wild cat was caught on someone's camera as they crossed a walking bridge! The wild cat ran right past the person! Lord, have mercy! I would have had a heart attack right then and there. You had better take your shotgun with you next time to take a walk!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BeachGypsy said...

Thank you for taking us on the hikes! I always learn more about florida from your posts.

Cranberry Morning said...

Yep, I'm pretty sure we have that around here. I always love it when you take us on your hikes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Diane! xo

Lorrie said...

Dock weed is new to me. Lovely scenery on your walk - looks so calm and well kept.

Ida said...

What a pleasant walk you had. The Dock Weed is very colorful. I don't think I've ever seen it around this area.

LV said...

Since we have most every weed around, I am sure Texas probably has this weed.

Carla from The River said...

I am ready for some green. :-) We are in for another cold weekend. Still thinking Spring...wishing Spring here in Wisconsin.

I love your photos.
Carla

Tanya Breese said...

i don't know if we have that here...i will have to be on the lookout for it now!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh that is such a delightful wilderness walk Diane.
How lucky you are to have it on your doorstep too.
Happy weekend dear friend.
Hugs
Shane

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Looks like a lovely place to walk and enjoy nature. I am sure we have dock weed over here as I used to hear my mother speak of it.
Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That looks like a beautiful place for a hike. Enjoy your weekend sweetie!

Jaybird said...

I am familiar with Dock....from a number of years in Deland, Florida!! My Aunt used to live in Beverly Hills, so we wandered all over your part of the state as well!
Thank you for the lovely pictures and happy memories,
J