Monday, January 11, 2021

Let's drive over to Citrus County for another hike!


 I wanted to share more of the photos I took at Johnson Pond trail a few days ago. 


A pond really makes a pretty setting for birds, flowers and plants. 


Great Blue Heron


And even though it is winter and we've had some cold temps, it's still beautiful.


We even spotted a pretty little white flower on the trail.


I'd like to go back when there are clouds in the sky that will put some pretty reflections in the water.


This trail is not far but we have to drive past 3 of our MOST favorite trails to get there. It sure is hard to keep driving to go somewhere else!


But we are going to strive to discover some new things on our hikes this year so this was a good start! The lily pads sure make pretty mosaics!


I saw this....


and turned it into this for Mosaic Monday!


And even if you can't get out for a long hike, it's always fun to grab your camera and go for a drive!


This is a lily pad but doesn't it look like a duck? Kinda?


What's new with you this week?

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

I'm linking with All Seasons at the Jesh Studio,


AND my Monday post HERE.


43 comments:

Sandra said...

worth the drive to see those cypress in the water. so much beauty so little time to see it

Arlene @Nanaland said...

You always capture the beauty of the land around you in your hikes, Diane. Thanks for letting us come along virtually. We woke up to snow this morning Sidewalks and roads are lean but it is so pretty falling to the ground. Thank God for nature and how it calms us!!

Martha said...

Beautiful captures Diane. It's been so cold lately, I don't even want to leave the house lol!

Tom said...

...but where is the citrus?

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

great photos, love the birds and flower

Billie Jo said...

Well, those are some beautiful photos of vibrant nature as I see snow and grey skies out my window! Thank you for that! Have a cozy day.

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the cube mosiac. Happy Monday. Happy New Year Diane
Thanks for dropping by and linkingbto Monday WRites

Much✨love

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Another great hike in a beautiful park. I love the heron and egret. The cypress trees and the flower are pretty! Great series of photos.
Take care, have a great new week!

Ella said...

So much beauty in your photos!
Thanks for sharing!

Miss Kim said...

Thank you for the glimpse of what looks like Spring to my northern eyes :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There is so much beautiful nature to enjoy along these trails and preserves, Diane. I loved all your photo collages. The boxes reminded me of an MC Escher artwork.

Vee said...

How is that trail pronounced? 😊

Stunning photos, clear colors, today!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Some great shots here. It is obviously a rewarding place to visit. The third photograph is very appealing to my eyes.

judee said...

I'm in south Florida and see similar type of birds and trees. You've shared some beautiful photos. thanks

Susan Kane said...

What excellent photos! I'd love to walk with you sometime.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your mosaic has me smiling. I love what you did, Diane. I also love that deep color of blue water.

Rain said...

Nice photos! I love your mosaic piece, very neat! :) It's so nice to see warm weather photos right now, I've got extra sweaters on lately!

Terri D said...

Diane, I always enjoy your photos. You capture our Florida's beauty so well!! We are just staying in and staying warm!! xo

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos and enjoyed your creative touches.

Susie said...

Diane, Glad you get to see some pretty nature on your hikes...in winter too. Those birds are amazing. Stay safe. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

2 gators said...

beautiful photos today :) thanks for stopping by, and thank you for the comment on the name, we go by the gators to our friends we are gator and she gator hope you have a happy week

Teresa said...

Siempre tienes bonitos paseos. Besos.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I like your mosaics. What is the purpose of the plaque?

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy girlfriend, I love seeing your Florida trails! Love the lily pad pictures, so pretty. Did y'all hike this weekend? It was gray and gloomy here today, maybe tomorrow will be sunny and better. Hope your week has started off great. After getting the Christmas decorations taken down and put away, I've been lazy..and reading alot. How bout you?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh, those lily pads are gorgeous especially the way you “arranged” them ! You are blessed with an abundance of wonderful trails and parks. (And of course weather that lets you enjoy them ..in January! (Not that I’m envious or missing Florida or anything ))))!)

stardust said...

The name “Citrus County” made me feel excited. I imagine groves of citrus trees and citrus aroma in the air. I love the patterns and colors made by withered, weathered lily pads. #5 mosaic is so nice. My favorite photo is #3, the beauty of bare trees with light and shadow. What’s new? I woke up to see the falling and dusting of snow, for the first time this season. Have happy days ahead.

Yoko

Angie said...

Diane - every ecosystem has its "beauties", and I am always so amazed by your herons. Gorgeous!!! And while we have snow blanketing every plant for miles, you show us lilypads ... love it!!! Thanks for sharing your hikes with everyone at Mosaic Monday.

Linda said...

Wonderful images! Have a good week.

Ann said...

Love all your photos and my favorite is the second one down. That lily pad really does look like a duck.

EricaSta said...

Sorry for my late comment this week... must be treated at the ophthalmologist. Yes, there are many things happened, last week. We hope and awaiting good news.

Happy NEW YEAR 2021 to you and your family.

Jeanie said...

Love the stark beauty of those straight, dark trees with the brilliant blue water beyond. What a lovely shot.

Lea said...

Great photos! I especially like the Mosaic of the Reference Point Marker
Have a blessed day!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:=) Lovely shots of the herons, trees, and lily pads, and love the artisic way of displaying them.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh yes, you did capture some great photos of birds and lily pads and the beautiful cypress trees...and the reflections are wonderful. You did a great job with your mosaics. I don't know how to do that. What photo program do you use?
Enjoy your hikes! We just took our walk of the day. It's kind of a cloudy day today, but not terribly cold.

Dawn said...

I love your little slice of paradise and look forward to getting out when the weather here warms up.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Inger said...

New things, what a good idea. I'm looking forward to see what you discover.

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to get out and about.
Lovely selection of photographs and I like how you present your mosaics.
Have a good week.

All the best Jan

Annie said...

beautiful photos!! Thanks for this lovely "walk".

Little Wandering Wren said...

How lovely to have a pond walk in your life - there is always something interesting going on around water isn't there?
Wren x

Barbara said...

Yes, that lily pad does kind of look like a much, especially with a good imagination!

Yesterday I parked my car in the area of the W-lot that you prefer. You're right. It's easier to get in and out.

Carla from The River said...

I LOVE the white flower!! It is so delicate and simple. It is lovely.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos. I especially love the one of the trees. That one is stunning.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that little white flower is sweet. And what a wonderful picture of the White Egret in motion. Now, I am wondering what that stepping stone is all about. You are off to a good start in the new year with your hikes, Diane. Such a healthy way of living, my friend.

~Sheri