Monday, October 23, 2017

Halpata Tastanaki Preserve "Hike #35"

We call it HTP for short and it's a glorious hike! 


 It's wide open for the most part so it's best on a cloudy cool day. (and we had ONE last week! lol) 

The trails weren't grown up too much but there were stickers or sand burs to watch out for.


It was a surprise to see how many wildflowers were in bloom. And even a persimmon tree loaded with fruit. Pucker up! heehee!

I 'trailed' behind this famous photographer


 who took this amazing photo!


Aren't the greens and reds soft...it almost looks like Spring!

Our potted chrysanthemums are still beautiful too. 


What's blooming at your house?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE .

36 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'd call it HTP too. Lovely shots.

Wish I'd been with you. I've been lazy lately.

Linda said...

That was a beautiful place to hike! We hiked yesterday in our mud boots. Hiked down to take care of the critters! Only wild yellow flowers are blooming here in the country right now. Yesterday we didn’t even turn the AC on and had the windows and door open. I think we are not going to have more than a day or two or f fall weather this year......

Weekend-Windup said...

It was a wonderful place. I love to enjoy my time in those places. Beautiful flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the name of the park is a mouthful. HTP is much easier to say.
I love the wildflowers and images. Like like a great place for a hike. Your mums are all beautiful.

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Arlene Grimm said...

So beautiful...I feel like I started my day with a walk!!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and colorful flowers.

Susie said...

Diane, With the grass high, glad to see the Mr. in long pants . I am always warning people of walking in tall grass with exposed legs. LOL. I worry about ticks here In Indiana. Love the flower sots. Blessings for a beautiful week., xoxo, Susie

Maggie said...

HTP looks like a great place to hike through especially in the company of a ""famous photographer"! Love your colourful mums, it's starting to get a little damp, brown and drab here in Normandy as we begin to put everything to sleep for winter.
Thanks for bringing some much needed sunshine to Normandy today.

Felicia said...

Our flowers are done blooming but our trees are finally starting to turn color on the mountains.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Looks like a wonderful place to hike. We still have a lot of wildflowers, but it is going to frost this next weekend so that will put an end to them. xo Laura

Cherdecor said...

I would call it HTP too! Such a lovely hike! My chrysanthemums were frozen one morning. The frost sneaked up on me. Yours are still beautiful.

happyone said...

Lovely shots from your walk. I can't believe I still have some petunias blooming and one little daisy. Couple blooms still on the day lilies too. Can't believe all this warm weather. Makes me wonder what kind of winter we'll have this year!!!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Look at the pretty potted mums! I love them!

I thought of you yesterday. We saw a huge bald eagle on the side of the road after we'd dropped Shelley off at school after fall break. We later learned that several bald eagles nest at Perry Lakes Park near Judson College, and that the school is involved in many of the park's activities. Here is the link. I thought you might enjoy looking at the website. The eagles are at the bottom of the home page, so you have to scroll down to see them.

http://www.perrylakes.org/index.html

Vee said...

My flowers are so happy in these extended warm temps. The ivy is so happy, it can hardly take it. Sadly, my mum is tired and not doing so great. Yours look terrific!

Lowcarb team member said...

I'd call it HTP too!
I love all of your photographs especially the potted chrysanthemums.

Have a great week.

All the best Jan

Terri D said...

Nothing blooming here but I sure enjoyed seeing all of yours!

Gina said...

What beautiful photographs, Diane. There isn't much growing at my house. It has been pouring rain all day. PS Lilah Rose thanks you for the snuggles!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I really enjoy seeing the lovely spots you enjoy hiking, Diane. You always share the prettiest places. ♥

Angie said...

Diane - how wonderful that you have been able to get out and about, and that wildflowers are still blooming! One of the blessings of warm weather. (I remember the sand burs from the three years we lived in FL - I don't miss them!) Autumn is in full swing here; even the mums are starting to look a bit bedraggled, so I was glad to see your lovely shots. Have a wonderful week!

Red Rose Alley said...

Those wildflowers are so pretty on your hike, Diane. Yes, the greens and reds look like Christmas! Oh, I love those Mums of yours. They are still blooming and so colorful. I love the Purple ones. : )

~Sheri

Linda said...

Your flower collages are beautiful!

Michele said...

Hi dearest Diane!

Oh your pics are fun - I absolutely ADORED your mums mosaic, wow - absolutley gorgeous!

Have a wonderful week!! : - )

Big hugs!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

oh - what a lovely park and a beautiful walk. The flowers are amazing and that famous photographer does great photos. ;-)

Happy week ahead my dear - and I love your header. You have so many beautiful parks in your area.

See you Wednesday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I won't be seeing wildflowers here till April the earliest, so I enjoyed seeing your photos, Diane! Your mums are beautiful!

BeachGypsy said...

that looks like another amazing hike! I love going on all of them with y'all! What's blooming here?--well lets see---hot pink geraniums, purple mystery flowers, still some butterfly bush lantanas, roses, begonias, that's all I can think of right now. We've had alot of rain the past few days. So everything will be bursting forth again real soon! Love the pictures!

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous place for a hike. Lovely. We are pulling up some of our gardens because we have to plant Tulips in their beds. Busy stuff
MB

Poppy said...

Your hike must have been refreshing, Diane. I can't get over how healthy and pretty your mums are looking! Brilliant!

Happy Fall, my sweet friend,

Hugs,
Poppy

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

Beautiful flowers! Enjoy your Fall weather...hugs ~ Sam

Pam Jackson said...

Oh I love all those colors. Purple being my fav and then the rust color but the yellow and whites stand out more! Looks like a great hike you had.

Mildred said...

Beautiful place to hike. The mum collage is gorgeous. Most of our flowers in the garden have slowed down but the pineapple sage is still very pretty with bright red blooms.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
What a fun hike. No that would be two fun hikes. I am so happy it is cooling off for you to get out.
Carla

Debbie said...

a nice place for a walk. almost nothing is blooming in my gardens but i do have a few mums on the porch that are looking mighty pretty!!!

your beautiful mums reminded me of mine!!!

stardust said...

You made me in the mood for hiking. Freed from the long rainy days at last, I can’t keep still for a walk with camera. I also choose cloudy and cool day to hike around such open field. Your mosaic of chrysansthmum is perfectly lovely. In my garden, Japanese bush clovers, roses, and cosmoses are blooming as it is relatively warm here in late October.

Yoko

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful hike -- the flowers are beautiful -- and beautifully 'arranged' in that mosaic. i'm getting homesick.

Lorrie said...

I'm late to Mosaic Monday reading this week. Glad you had at least one cool day that was just right for a long hike. Your husband's photo is lovely, and so are yours. My porch mums are looking a little sad these days. Time to clip them, I think.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Amazing blooms - heading into winter over here. Loved the colours in that grass.