Thursday, May 5, 2016

Summer time Hiking at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve!

These are photos from over a week ago. It's hard to believe it's gotten too hot to hike already. 

 

But when the cactus blooms at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve, you can be sure it's HOT!

 

They sure have beautiful blooms though.

 

 And I managed to get a few next to the fence to join Tex today!

 

I'm not sure what this plant is but the flowers look like crepe paper.

 

They are so unusual!

 

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences!

21 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Extra reward, comes with the blue sky, fresh air, filled lungs, happy feet. :)

Peggy Jones said...

I did not even know cacti bloom until I visited our son in Texas. Now I have some around a lot. Great photos.

Nancy's Notes said...

Great post for Tex! Love that yellow flower next to the fence!!
Happy day~
Nancy
xo

Christine said...

Wow, too hot already? Still along way off summer temps here!
Great photos of the flowering cactus plant & the other plant is very unusual but very striking.
Have a fun day!

Carla from The River said...

I enjoy the blooms of the cactus.
Crepe paper flowers...fun. :-)

Debbie Harris said...

You captured a lovely shot of that beautiful yellow bloom.
Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.

Joy! Debbie

LV said...

Some cactus really have pretty blooms. You found some nice ones today.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the cactus blooms are beautiful. Great fence photos. I wish it was warmer here, only in the 50's today.
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Kathy said...

I love seeing cactus bloom. The crepe paper flowers are so unusual. If you find out what they are, I hope you tell us. They are so pretty.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, summer is coming quickly here, too. lovely plank fencing and blooms to augment it!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I would love to know what that crepe paper flower is too - I want one in my garden!
Great fences today sweet friend!
Keep up your hikes - I love seeing your country through your eyes and lens!

Shane x

ann said...

Heat sounds good. It is warming up here, now, but with more rain on the way tomorrow. The prairie will be in full bloom with cactus this year, too. You had a nice walk.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful !

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, I'm so sorry it's gotten so hot so soon. But I know it is in Texas too! We still are turning on our heat at night! :) Lovely blooms to see on your walk. Now that you have the time you'll have to keep on making doll clothes! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You are too hot and I am in sweats and running the furnace in the early mornings! :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, looks like such a great place to hike. Lovely bloom photo and views. We are heating up now too. It could stay like this year round and I'd love it. Wishing you a special Mother's Day. Hugs and Blessings sweet friend.

Ida said...

Nice fences and very pretty flowers. Cacti are so cool.

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

You find the most unusual things on your hikes. Fences AND a blooming cactus plus the mystery plant? Sorry it's getting hot so soon. Maybe you'll have a respite as it is a bit early. Take care!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- I do love the different sub-tropical flowers we have here, even tho I miss the more typical spring flowers of 'elsewhere'. Thanks for identifying pickerel weed in your comment on FT-L. I appreciate the help!!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Beautiful shots here too. I love the yellow flower, there is beauty everywhere.
Blessings,
Marlene

Joe Downs said...

The plant with the crepe flowers is a variety of pawpaw. Brownedbear.com