Monday, February 26, 2018

It Feels like Spring!

Or maybe even summertime! We’ve had lots of temps in the 80s already and decided to get in a morning hike over the weekend while it was still nice. (It was 80 when we finished at 11 am!)

We haven’t had the Spring showers yet but there are pretty wildflowers popping up everywhere.

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Hubby and I both took flower photos on hike #12 at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon.

I’ve learned over the years to recognize the Yellow Jessamine that we see growing in vines along the trail.

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But I’m not sure what this lily type flower is that’s growing in the swamp. It reminds me of a Spider Lily.

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The Yellow Pond Lily has the huge leaves lying on top of the water with large yellow buds.

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I recognize the bright blue flower as Spiderwort. 

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I’m not sure about some of the other wildflowers but they are beautiful!

And now I have to ask for your advice.

And you have to TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!

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Should I wear this flower cap? Am I brave enough?

I got it at the Farmer’s Market and I’m just not sure it is ME!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

43 comments:

Sandra said...

all the flowers are wonderful. we are only 2 hours south of you and our temps have been in the high 80's. you are a little cooler than we are. about the hat, if you like it, wear it. please yourself is what i think

laurie said...

the flowers are so good to see, we are sooooo far from flowers here, still many feet of snow on the ground. Your hat is beautiful, you asked for honesty,, I wish I could say I am brave enough to wear it but I am not,, I can see many people wearing that hat with pizzazz but it would not be me, I am too chicken for that hat, I truly envy people that are so brave and carefree, the Ladies Red Hat Society,, I love to see them but it gives me a nervous twitch thinking of wearing it,, I'm too shy I suppose.I like to disappear in a crowd lol,,I do think you would look cute in it!! Go for it, you're a spunky lady, show your wild side!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I bicycled across Tampa yesterday...the weather was gorgeous...couldn't be beat. I hope I got some shots as good as yours.

Maggie said...

In the 60's here was a song called Jesamine so very flower power!
"A butterfly child so free and so wild
And so full of living"
Back then I didn't know there was also a flower with that name, just loved the lyrics.
Absolutely wear the hat, it's adorable, post pictures soon, please.

Vee said...

If you wear a ball cap, I think yours is very cute for spring and summer! Ohhhh...that Jessamine is a lovely flower.

Anonymous said...

We've had warm weather lately here too, Diane, but it is due to get colder this week. That hat! I think you would get a lot of compliments!

NanaDiana said...

Wow !!! Aren't you lucky? Nothing blooming here. Hope you have a wonderful week in Sunny Florida, Diane! xo Diana

Connie said...

I am so happy for you and your Spring weather . . . it's a ways off for us, but we are dreaming about Spring, LOL. I think you should wear your new hat . . . it's cute and hats should be fun :) I wear them all the time.
Happy Springtime!
Connie :)

Linda said...

Spring really is beautiful! Our Jessamine is not blooming yet but I’m going out in the front beds to work this afternoon and see what I can get done! At the ranch it’s all about wildflowers! No gardening required!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow - those are perfect temps! Lovely pictures you two took as well. Yesterday I was out putting some of my spring decor up outside and lo and behold . . . my crocuses and lilies are 3" out of the ground already! Woo Hoo!! You know, I think the hat would suit you! You have such a fun and happy personality, I would go for it!

Cloudia said...

WONDERFUL FLOWERY post!

Debby Ray said...

I love to see all of the lovely wildflowers popping up in the spring...it's happening here too! I think the new hat is definite YOU, Diane! I am not a hat wearer but if I was, I'd wear it, especially gardening or on my hikes! Enjoy your lovely weather!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That hat is adorable and you should wear it, take a photo so we can see it!! How fun and life is full of fun. Great photos, we are getting some blooms here and I hope to get out to take a short walk in the park soon. Hugs!

Cathy Keller said...

I sure wish we had some spring flowers were popping up around here. At least the sun is shining today and it's warmer today! Your photos are really lovely! Thank you.

podso said...

I think the hat would look good on you and you should wear it. It definitely looks like a Florida type of cap and it would be fun to see someone wearing it!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane, the wildflowers on your walk are beautiful. We've had up and down temperatures here with plenty of rain. Spring is knocking at our door and I can't wait. Have a lovely evening. ♥

happyone said...

Nice to see all those beautiful colorful flowers.

Lorrie said...

How pretty and bright that Jessamine is. It would be a lovely sight to see in the wild. If you wear baseball caps, I'd say go ahead, but only if YOU feel comfortable. It's a very pretty hat.

Angie said...

Well, there's only 50 degrees difference between us .... I am enjoying your sunshine and flowers from afar! As well as I can know you through a blog, I think the hat suits your personality well and you should put it on for your very next trip out of the house! And like Maggie said, post pix!!!

Jeanie said...

It will be awhile before we see flowers in our world so I'm thrilled to see them in yours! Lovely!

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
I see 12 hikes already for 2018!! Wonderful, what a great start to the year.
I enjoyed all the photos today. FLOWERS and MORE FLOWERS!! The swamp lily is interesting. It would make a different kind of bouquet. If I could get in and pick some, before an alligator got me. LOL
I think the hat is fun, but you do have to feel comfortable.
Love, Carla

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I have a sister that would adore that hat - I am a bit too tame for it myself - I can't imagine the weather you are having - oh my!

stardust said...

Looks like so warm in your place. Even in 50s, it feels comfortable once you experienced consecutive 30s here. The wild flowers are so lovely. I think you’d look nice with that cap with flowers. Be a bit adventuresome.

Yoko

Jill Harrison said...

go for it - you will certainly get looks! It is lovely to see your spring flowers. It was in the low 20s here today. It felt very cool for February.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Absolutely LOVE the flowers!., I wouldn’t be brave enough to wera that flower hat but then things are very different here in UK,!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

The flowers are gorgeous and you've already in the 80's, WOW! Today is our warmest day of low 60, but then in 3 days, the snow is expected>....crazy midwest weather. I don't even see a bud blooming yet. I'd wear the hat since its adorable!

Jill said...

Love all the pictures of the flowers.... our trees are starting to bloom here and I have seen daffodils out in others yards. The squirrels won't leave my tulips alone... but I hear they don't like daffodils! So I may have to give them a try. The hat is cute and I bet it would be a pleasant conversation started too :-) Enjoy it!

Blessings,
Jill

carol l mckenna said...

Wear the hat! Gorgeous ~ !

Wonderful floral and nature photography!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh the weather is so nice by you! I love the pretty flowers and yes spring is on it's way soon. The hat is so cute and would look perfect on you. Thanks for sharing at our link party too.
Julie xo

Poppy said...

Hi Diane,

I see that spring has sprung in your neck of the woods, too, and what pretty petals it has bestowed on the landscape. I like the hat - it's so YOU!

Hugs,
Poppy

Joanne said...

I think you have to ask yourself...do I love the hat. If you do then GO FOR IT! Celebrate spring!
Have a beautiful day!
Blessings, Joanne

Happy@Home said...

Although I have not met you in person, I picture you to be a happy and fun loving lady. One who could pull that hat off well. I imagine it would bring smiles to many who saw you wearing it. It is adorable. I think it would be the perfect hat to wear to a garden walk. If you do get brave enough, please post a photo.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy my sweet friend and I loved this post with all the bright and pretty spring flowers! Your jessamine pictures are so pretty! I think ours is blooming as well, it's in bushes here. I had never seen those purple flowers EVER EVER til we moved in here and our back yard has big clumps of them, somebody told me there were "swamp iris" but then I learned they were spiderwort! I love them and Mr. Front Porch leaves me a clump or three when he mows, ha ha!! They just sprout up wild like all over the yard, not sure how they even got here. They seem to only bloom in the morning though, not in the evenings. I do love your hat and you know me---such a hat lover!--so I say "go for it!" I think it would be real cute on you! Be sure to make pictures when you wear it, okay? I have a pretty big collection of hats now which is something I"ve only worn in the past few years I think.

BeachGypsy said...

PS---I knew you would like that purple table and chairs!!---I did too!! ha ha and did you see the big PURPLE HOUSE over on Susies blog??!

A Casa Madeira said...

Adorei o boné.
Abraços
janicce.

Terri D said...

That hat is GREAT!! You not only know birds but also flowers. Beautiful photos!

Cherdecor said...

I have been missing out on seeing your beautiful pictures here on your blog. All the beauty makes me want to move south! My surgeon told me yesterday that because we do not get much sunshine here in Ohio that I need to supplement vitamin D. (of course, I do that) I told Alan that it would be more pleasant to move south.

I love your new hat! If I looked good in a hat, I would make one like it.

I loved your pictures of the horses and the baby horses. You do live in a beautiful part of Florida.

I loved your jewelry too! I like and admire jewelry on other people but when I buy it for myself, I never wear it. I need to get with the program!

It has been 7 weeks since my surgery and I am now seeing improvement. By the time summer comes, I should be much improved. My surgeon told me yesterday that it may take a year. I am so thankful that Alan has taken such good care of me. What would we do without such great husbands.

Have a wonderful day today and God bless!

Sheltie Times said...

Thanks for sharing the flower pictures. We could use a little flower power here. As for the hat I love it and would get one if I saw it.

Ricki Treleaven said...

The lily looks like a Cahaba Lily but I thought they only grew here in Central Alabama on the Cahaba River.

Debbie said...

i would definitely wear that hat, for sure, no doubt about it!!!

the flowers are beautiful and really make me long for spring! and that sun, the sun too!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can wear that hat! You really can. You really should.

Your yellow flowers are great -- the color does remind me of Spring. I have a little bit of a problem this time of year, because I miss 'normal' Spring flowers. I tell myself that it is a fair trade, we don't have Winter, so we don't have early Spring either.

Joyce Mayer said...

By all means, WEAR IT. Just think of it as your new spring look. Love it!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh Dahhhhhling - it is definitely you. You are so cute anyway - why not add a cute hat - you are the perfect one to wear it. Let's see lots of pretty pix with you and the new hat. It is just so sweet - like you my dear.