Monday, September 16, 2019

Anticipating Fall


We don't have much of a Fall season here in Florida. But when the humidity drops some and the winds pick up, it feels more like Fall is in the air.


I managed 3 hikes this past week which brings me up to 102 for the year! These photos were all taken on the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway!


And the forest has never looked more beautiful. 


We have so many wildflowers blooming and grasses turning colors. 


And something else we look forward to at this time of year is migrating birds. We never know what unique bird will appear on a hike. The year has been great for butterflies and dragonflies too.


 Have you seen signs of Fall where you live?

 
I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .
 
 

43 comments:

Tom said...

...the pines that you have make a beautiful scene.

ClickNCamera said...

What lovely photos from your walk! Our Autumns are brown here in Oklahoma, not much color. I always thought it was because I was too busy to catch the colors or because our summers are so dry, but now, I think it's just brown. I love road trips, so I can catch the colors in nearby states. (Colorado and Missouri are great.)

Sandra said...

your forest scene is perfect. love those yellow flowers. we live even further south than you and see no signs of cooling here. I am so over all this heat. the worst summer in 35 years here... I want it to cool off. get gone. but I am thankful both those storms did not come our way

riitta k said...

It would be awkward to think living in a place where there is no fall :) But when it is really nasty & rainy I would want to! We are waiting for bright red autumn colours, no show yet.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What a wonderful quote about Autumn. It is so very true. The signs of Fall are b becoming clear here too. Wishing you well!

Edna B said...

I love the photos. It is becoming clear that Autumn is creeping into our neighborhoods here in New England. Some of the trees have beautiful colors creeping into them. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful photos from your hikes. We don't have 4 seasons here.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I does feel nice to walk in cooler weather. I love this trail, the greenery and the flowers. Very pretty. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The main change is my frangipani (plumeria) has no blooms and the leaves are turning brown. In October all the leaves drop off and it goes into a dormant stage. Still in the 90's and I'm looking forward to a cooling off. Gorgeous photography as usual. I love to take walks with you.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The sun is setting sooner, the nights are in the 60's but the days still in the 80's. Little bits of color, not much.

Black Knight said...

Beautiful photos of your walks.
Here the temperature is always around 28^C (82 F) but autumn is coming: the leaves fall and there are less mosquitos.
Beautiful quote about autumn.

magnoliasntea said...

Great photos! I'd love a place to hike with such a view.
It was a cool 61°F this morning. Fall is definitely on. :)

SImple and Serene Living said...

Another beautiful hike. It has gotten hotter instead of cooler here in Georgia, so no hiking yet for me. I can't wait though. xo Laura

Vee said...

Yes, little touches...

So pretty there!

Connie said...

I loved reading about your changing season. We or I never thought about the season changes in a place that is warm all winter. I can imagine for someone like you, that loves watching the birds, that it is great fun watching to see who is migrating south. Great post, very informative . . . I have a new view of winters in Florida now. It's not only about beaches and sunshine, LOL.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely scenes. It is looking fallish here too and leaves of the different type Maple trees are turning bright colors
MB

Debby said...

Sounds wonderful. Never been to Florida.

Our 100-degree heat has gone (I think) and we're vasilating between 90-80 degrees. This morning we woke to some gentle rain and 70 degrees!

It won't last just yet. It is a beautiful time for hikes and birdwatching. Just too darn HOT in the heat of summer.

Susie said...

Wow, Diane, I do not think I have hiked that many times in my whole life. LOL Loved seeing the trails and wild flowers. I see a small maple tree in town that is getting red at the top. So pretty. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mia said...

Beautiful photos!!!!!!!!! Lovely daisies in the forest!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Red Rose Alley said...

That field of yellow wildflowers is so pretty. The trails you hike are always so green and lovely. Yes, I've seen signs of Fall, and I was so surprised today when it rained! It's cooler in the mornings and late evenings. : )

Have a gentle week, Diane.

~Sheri

Jenn Jilks said...

Yes, fall is on its way here. A few bits of colour here and there, as well as the critters morphing, and flying south!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Ann said...

I've been seeing a lot of golden rod growing which is always a sign that fall is fast approaching

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely nature photos ~ our autumn has not arrived in New England yet but acorns have begun to fall ~

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

happyone said...

Good amount of hikes you have taken for the year so far.
The wildflowers are so very pretty.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Diane, it’s still so hot here in Texas, nearly 100 degrees. I’m so looking forward to some collet temperatures. I wish I could hike with you because you go to such interesting places. I miss hiking with my late beloved.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It’s so nice that you have gone on those hikes and pretty photos. We have acorns falling in our yard and have been cleaning them up for about a month.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It's still warm enough for the AC to be running, Diane. Our evenings have been cooler, so I know fall is on the doorstep. Such a pretty place you take your hikes!

Lorrie said...

Congratulations on you 102nd hike of the year! You do visit some beautiful spots. Glad the air is fresher for you now. There are definite signs of autumn here - our temperatures have really cooled down and we've had some rain. The garden is still producing green beans, zucchini, and tomatoes, but I think things are going to taper off to nothing very soon. Have a wonderful week. Hope you enjoyed the end of Louise Penny's latest. I'm still thinking about it.

Angie said...

Diane - well, we have turned the heating on! That is a sign of fall for sure! Seriously, we have been camping for a couple of days and the aspens are definitely wearing more yellow now than when we left … and I think the hummingbirds are gone. Yes, change is a-coming! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, and congrats on Hike 102!

BeachGypsy said...

I love all the hiking pictures here, and wow, y'all sure have ALOT OF PRETTY WILDFLOWERS! Love seeing those. Nope, no signs of Fall this way...still so hot and sunny. Some cool days would be SO SO SO WELCOME---would love to sit out on the porch!! Well, we really don't get "Fall" here much anyway, we dont rake leaves til February each year, seldom do trees turn and even fewer lose leaves....but cooler temps would sure be nice. I liked the previous post too---I grew up listening to the calls of the bob-whites when at my Ma-Maw's. I loved hearing them. Hope you're having a good week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Fall? What's that?

Oh, yeah, when the rain and heat levels off.

That means time for hiking.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I like your hikes very much. We feel autumn in an early morning and at night over 8 pm today in Tokyo. Your mosaic photo is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

It will be fun to see your photos of the migrating birds. I think that would be really interesting!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Acorns are falling in Oklahoma and the leaves are dropping somewhat from HEAT...not really from the changing of the seasons!

I visited Florida for the first time last December. My hubby took me to Disney and we had a wonderful time. The weather reminds me of my Cali homeland. Beautiful...even for December!

<3Rebecca

The Feminine Energy said...

What beautiful pictures! I've often wondered what autumn would be like, in places such as Florida. It sounds like you folks have your "signs" of fall too. I've only lived in one place... one town.... my entire 63 years and that's in northern Indiana. The snow blows in winter and the leaves turn bright colors in autumn. The temperature can reach 100 degrees in summer and get down to minus 20 degrees in winter... so our seasons are as different as black and white. Love, Andrea xoxo

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Leaves are like flowers, I love that thought. Your Fall photos remind me of early Spring. I could adjust easily to living in a green world year-round. It's definitely autumn in the air in my neck of California, even Molly the Cat says it's a bit too nippy to stay outdoors all day.

Lowcarb team member said...

Here in the UK Autumn is in the air.
The trees are beginning to change colour and the air is getting cooler - I love this season.

I enjoyed your photographs, well done on the number of hikes you do.

All the best Jan

Little Wandering Wren said...

I do miss having traditional seasons, so I enjoy seeing yours. We seem to have one season here, hot and hotter (oh and there's hot and hotter and wet!) 102 hikes is an impressive number, that would be my dream. Wren x

stardust said...

The hiking trail you have showed us always look inviting. Yes, the forest must have looked more beautiful with a little yellowish green and lovely yellow flowers in the soft light. Here in my part of the world, I see subtle changes like the smell of air, clouds, cooler mornings and evenings. I’m happy liberated from the oppressive humidity of this summer.

Yoko

Dianna said...

Fall is hands down my favorite season to be outside. We've had cooler mornings lately, but the trees aren't turning yet.

Maggie Ann said...

I like how you get out and walk and soak up the sunshine and green growing things. We have an acre of land but the neighbor has two dogs I am afraid of. I'm not a brave soul at all when it comes to pit bulls and such.

Carla from The River said...

The last of our monarch butterfly hatched today. It was a beautiful sight to see them dancing in the garden this afternoon.

Jill Harrison said...

I think fall (autumn as we call it here) and spring are lovely time of year to be out and about. Have a great week, and thank you for visiting my blog this week.