Monday, January 16, 2017

Why do some Hikes take longer than others?

Even the same trail can take longer some days!

We hiked Ross Prairie State Park over the weekend and was amazed to see the Yellow Jessamine in bloom!

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Our seasons seem to all run together and we’ve seen lots of Fall colored leaves this winter too.

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So I chose a few pics from our #1 Hike at Blue Run Park and others from our #2 Hike at Ross Prairie to create my mosiacs today.

You didn’t do very good with the last quiz I gave you HERE. So maybe this time you would like to ‘guess’ the reason some hikes take longer! hahaha!

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Oh and can you find the banana tree?

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And just a little Florida trivia..

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we finished at around 3 pm in the afternoon and I took a quick pic of the time and temp (83).

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

38 comments:

Maggie said...

Great shots from your hikes, is the palm tree a banana tree? I'm not very good at naming plants!! The hike took longer because you probably stopped to take more photographs is my best guess.
Happy MM from cold & rainy Normandy (so unlike your Florida weather!)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, It is weird to see fall and spring flowers at the same time. Your walks are great, long and short. I assume more photo taking, the longer the hike. It is that way with me too. Lovely images.
Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Some take longer because you pause to take photos?? It has been warm and lovely here this weekend. I'm working on more organizing today. I will get this place in order and able to enjoy it more. It just takes time and work!

Sandy said...

I spied the banana tree. I think autumn came even later than usual in Florida. I took a picture of the trees across the bayou in mid December. The trees were finally yellow and orange.

Linda said...

What a great walk! You have such beautiful scenery there and great trails to hike.
Loved seeing what YOU see!

Susie said...

Diane, I could stand a couple of those nice warm days. :):) I loved the birds in the previous post. When you are hiking and see more things to admire and get photos ...it would take longer. What fun though. Glad you are still get outside. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo, Susie

Cherdecor said...

83 degrees! I would love to be in Florida for January and February even though it has not been too cold yet. The Farmers Almanac said that this would be a bad winter. Not so yet! I think I identified the banana tree........bottom right. Of course, camera men cannot walk too fast or they could miss something very important.

Betsy Adams said...

Good Morning, It's SO nice to see so much color this time of year --when it is dreary and drab up here in the mountains of Tennessee....

We had some frigid temps and some snow about a week ago --but now we are going through what they call the January Thaw... Feels like spring here ---but doesn't look like Spring... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Art @ Home said...

I see you, banana tree! Our weather has been from one extreme to the other. Last weekend we had snow and ice and this weekend we've been wearing t-shirts and shorts.

Love your mosaic from your hike! Very nice.

Linda H said...

Banana tree is in bottom right corner. A young one I'd say. And I expect your reason would be the same as mine- so many things to stop and admire and photograph. And I'm grateful that you do, and that you share them with us! Thanks for a lovely post!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You do like to challenge us with your quizzes lavender sis. Hmm, hikes take longer sometimes because there's more flowers and wildlife to see and photograph. Of course there's always the photographer fooling around to get shadow shots too. lol
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Susan said...

We had a couple of 70+ degree days, but 83 would be fabulous. I always take longer when I'm outside--I'm in awe of nature and I imagine that is your excuse too, Sis, XOXO

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane you certainly enjoy beautiful hikes and warmer temps there in FL. We just returned from our walk and it's a warm 40 degrees. Still wearing hat and gloves and warm jacket-- it's good to get some fresh air. I love the long shadow and long walk! Enjoy your week. ♥

Boopnut said...

Took the quiz. You read more than me, and you weigh less than me, and I don't know what my IQ is...so I'm still on your blog list! I agree with Judith's answer about why some hikes take longer!

Debby Ray said...

First of all I want to tell you how much I love your new header! What an adorable photo :) I'm not quite ready for 83 degree temps yet...although I'm sure it pleasant. I need my little fix of winter first! Let me get in another little snowfall and I will be ready for spring! Have a great week...HUGS!

podso said...

I'm guessing some walks take longer because some have more reasons to stop and take a photo

NanaDiana said...

Yep- Spotted the banana tree right away...having lived in FL helped me do that.

I suppose walks take longer when you linger to photograph something or just enjoy a moment...and, at certain times of the year, the little daily showers can force you to see shelter until they have passed.

Hope you have a Walk-y/Talk-y hiking week. xo Diana

happyone said...

Beautiful colors and pictures from your hikes. I'm pretty sure some hikes take longer because you are stopping to take more pictures some days than others. : )

I am said...

beautiful pics,thankyou for sharing,love hiking.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Trying again -- having tgrouble commenting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm assuming that your hikes take longer when you come across more photo ops. Love the Fall/Spring at the same time collage. I think you get more Fall color than we do here in Ft M.

Linda said...

Yes, I stop to take photos all the time too. Nice work!

handmade by amalia said...

I always enjoy hiking with you, Diane. I can almost feel the fresh air.
Amalia
xo

Art and Sand said...

Usually our California weather is more like Florida weather, but we are really getting a winter this year. Which means that we haven't been going on hikes and even our beach walks are shorter.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

flowers blooming already? Wow. A nice hike in 80 degree temps sounds nice.

Lorrie said...

Some hikes definitely take longer than others - there are more photos to take! That happens around here, too. I found the banana tree! Of course, you had to show us your temperature - no fair! It's warmed up a little here, but that's a relative thing - and the rain has begun. So I'm glad for a cozy house and a fire (and heated seats in the car on the way to school).

Vee said...

That's a very nice temperature. Length of time for hikes? Not my strong suit. ツ
Love the very happy yellow flower...at least, it made me happy. 🌼

Red Rose Alley said...

Is the banana tree last row, second picture? The Yellow Jessamine is so pretty, Diane. Such a nice color of Yellow. And I love its name. ;) wow, 83 degrees. It's still in the forties here. Winter is our coldest month. You see so many beautiful things on your nature hikes.

love, ~Sheri

BeachGypsy said...

Great weather here as well.....like you--we have been out and about walking and photographing! That's our entertainment, LOL Love your pretty mosaics, you do a nice job on those. I've been putting pictures of our daily walks on my instagram, its at: @atdebbisfrontporch if you want to follow along. Have you been doing much with your dolls lately?

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotografías!!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning!
Our weather is all over the place too. A couple of weeks back we had temps in the 20. Then temps in the 80's, now tornadoes and thunderstorms.
Did I ever tell you we want to move to Colorado!
I spy the banana Tree, right next to the red leaf in the right corner!
Big Hugs!
Jemma

Shelia said...

Pretty snaps again. Now you know you're just rubbing it in with your 83' as we're iced in right now!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, we've been having great weather down here. I love it when it's cool.
I so agree with you sometimes hikes so take longer than others. That's ok by me can you can always find new things you missed the first time. Love your leaves pictures, so pretty.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

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

Some hikes take longer because you stop to take pictures? Or the warmer it is the more water you drink and the more you have to stop to pee?
Lovely mosaics!

NatureFootstep said...

I could ask the same questions sometimes :) It is probably the light. :)

Love what you share :)

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Beautiful pictures of fall color..

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Janey and Co. said...

Sounds great to be out there hiking. My husband could certainly answer your question. He get so frustrated by me lagging behind taking pictures!

Kathy said...

I spotted the banana tree. At least I think I did. It's in both mosaics, isn't it? I think it sometimes takes longer to do the hikes because you stop more to look around. (Or if you're like me, you're waiting for your husband to catch up.)