Monday, March 15, 2021

A Colorful Week in March

 
The wildflowers are bright and colorful growing along the highways here in North Central Florida right now.


I think most of the fuchsia pink is Phlox!


And I know the red is Dockweed!


There are other wildflowers popping up in the woods and pretty sights every time we hike.


They make pretty mosaics I think!


We've gone on some of our usual hiking trails but also a few we rarely hike.


Several of you are afraid we'll see an alligator up close and personal. But I would be more afraid to see a Wild Hog. (we've seen a few at a distance over the years) This week we HEARD the squeal of a Banshee...probably a wild hog. I picked up my pace and set a record time for getting back to the car! hahaha!


Anything 'wild' to report in your comings and goings this week?


Have a WILD colorful week!

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

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


AND my Monday post HERE.

46 comments:

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Oh yes a wild boar would be as scary as an alligator and they are faster I think. I am sure you are watchful as you take your hikes. We have so many pretty flowers and trees blooming right now. Spring has sprung.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love wildflowers! Have a great week.

Sandra said...

so true about those hogs, you dont want to meet one. the gators don't bother you if you don't bother them, but those hogs will.. the flox are my favorite. as a child we played in fields of flocks

Tom said...

...enjoy your colorful week my friend.

Lea said...

Pretty wildflowers, and beautiful scenes!
Have a blessed day!

Edna B said...

All the flowers are so beautiful. I love your new heading. Florida really is a beautiful state. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Gorgeous colors and great photos ~

LOL ~ I would steer clear of a wild hog too and even an alligator for sure ~

Happy Week to you,

Living moment by moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Colourful indeed! All so pretty and what a treat for me as it will be awhile before these eyes of mine get to see such pretty blooms. Wildflowers always amaze me. Yikes, wild boar sounds scary. At home in Newfoundland we sometimes wore a bear bell while berry picking, not that there has ever been a black bear attack recorded there, but you just don't want to run into them. Would a bear bell help do you think?

Billie Jo said...

So many vibrant colors!
I am so happy you shared them here today.
We have various shades of brown here as the snow melts!
I will live through your photos for a few more weeks!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv your wild flowers Diane.
Thank you for dropping by and linking up at Monday WRites today

Muchđź’ślove

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I think I need to go for a drive in the country to look for wildflowers. Love your photos!

Inger said...

A baby bull was born next door. Neighbor Bob "stole" my ravens, he feeds them and they, of course, are no dummies. I'm still in their territory, but it's clear where they prefer to stay. The ground squirrels are waking up from their winter's sleep. I almost hit the road runner as she ran across my road the other day. That's about it for my wild life adventures. Have a nice rest of the day, my friend.

Martha said...

I miss all the wildflowers up in that area, so beautiful! Definitely be careful of those wild hogs!

Connie said...

You already know how I worry about your hikes . . . do be careful, always! I love seeing wildflowers, they are beautiful surprises along lives sometimes grey and dreary highway.
God bless you sweet friend.
Connie :)

Terri D said...

Nothing wild here but I sure enjoyed your photos!!

Olde Dame Holly said...

We have a variety of wild creatures here in the Southwest. The most favorite that I have seen is a coatamundi on its travels. Its tail was UNREAL, like a giant transparent puff.

Jeanie said...

Oh, that purple! I could lie down in that field of flowers. Probably not for long but wouldn't it be fun to try?!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those are such pretty flowers Diane. I am looking forward to when the warmer weather will arrive here so that I can get out for long walks. I hope you have a nice week.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

There are wild boar roaming the hillsides in our county. I'm very happy to see them from a distance while sitting in the car. :-) Love your mosaics, Diane.

Ann said...

Not much in the way of color around here. I enjoyed seeing yours

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Soon your colors will be ours...I hope!...jp

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
You saw all the snow we got--almost 2 feet--on my blog but today quite a bit melted with warmer temperatures. If the snow season keeps giving us moisture we will also have a pretty wildflower season like you are seeing, I love the purple color of these flowers!

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see your colorful mosaics today. Yes the flowers create beautiful ones. I envy you a little, my world is still grey and dull and muddy! I hope it will change soon.
Talking about hogs, you will see piglets at my place :) Enjoy!

Vee said...

Nothing to report from up here in the deep freeze. I wouldn't want to run into a wild boar either! Pretty wildflowers. Phlox is so dainty and lovely.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your colourful mosaics.

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Love the wildflowers and look forward to when they pop up around here.

Lorrie said...

What beautiful colour in your photos today. Here trees look quite drab, but there are pops of colour from daffodils and croci starting to come out. Nothing too wild here, today! I'll keep my eyes peeled this week.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, I would NOT want to run into a wild hog/boar. They are scary looking. I also don't want to run into wild dogs or coyotes. Funny, when we lived in Salt Springs, we had bears roaming about our house and road frequently. I was always excited to see them, as long as I was at a safe distance (or in the house). One time I had a closer encounter than I'd bargained for and I was alone, walking in the road in front of our house. But I made lots of noise and told him to go back in the woods and he stared at me for a while to try and figure out why I was yelling and pointing at the woods...and finally he decided I wasn't worth the effort to tackle, and he went into the woods like a good bear. I waited until he was safely in the woods and then I made a run for the house.
From then on I always had my bear whistle, and I rarely ever went outside alone further than our front yard. Here at our new house we have birds and neighborhood cats that we chase off so they don't get our birds. That's about it. boring. Ha! I love your wildflowers!!

stardust said...

What lovely scenes of wild flowers! I love the mosaic # 4 and 5, fascinating! I love the cute bird photo with nice light bokeh background in the header, too. Wild hog must be really scary. Wild boars sometimes appear from mountain to residential area at its foot, though I haven’t encountered them.

Yoko

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The real Florida is looking beautiful! I came across a wild hog once while walking a trail behind an RV park where we were staying. I swear almost died of fright.

Angie said...

Diane - your new header is delightful - such a perky fellow!!! And lovely flowers as well ... how blessed you are! Thanks for sharing a spot of color with Mosaic Monday!

Linda said...

How neat that you found lavender ones!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The wildflowers are just beautiful. We have seen the wild hogs on the trails, they ran off so fast. They must have been shy critters. Take care, enjoy your day!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Those colours long the highway would make driving almost a pleasure....almost!

lesh Stgermain said...

Hello Diane, you may have come by when they put the link list was put down (It was up for Sunday and Monday), because they thought we had not paid, but we did, so the link list is restored, and you can put your link in to show your gorgeous fields with flowers and spring views! Will come back later, Jesh

Teresa said...

Me encantan las flores silvestres. Besos.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy there Diane, I LOVE THAT PICTURE for your header, that is beautiful!! When and where did you shoot that one? Love seeing the bright wildflowers, I love wildflowers and even alot of weeds are pretty to me, LOL! happy st patricks day my friend, have a great one!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Stunning photos, especially the fuschias! Thanks for sharing them.

Red Rose Alley said...

I don't think I've ever seen a wild hog before haha. The fuchsia flowers are so pretty growing wild on the side of the highway. They really look like Springtime. I think Spring comes a bit later here in the mountains, and we just had our third snowfall since moving here. It was a big one too. Isn't that red Dockweed lovely? So many wonderful things in nature.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Diane.

~Sheri

SImple and Serene Living said...

I would definitely not want to get up close and personal with a wild hog. xo Laura

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

How beautiful!
Oh my. I wouldn’t want to greet a wild hog, or even
admire one from a distance.

lesh Stgermain said...

Love the cute bird on your header. Would not be pleased to meet a wild hog either on my walk! Forgot to thank you about writing me about whether my comment got through - so here it is - many heartfelt thanks:) Wonder if the weather in Northern FL is milder than the hot weather is the south of the state? (that's where I have been twice, and the humidity was hard to get used to!) Anyways, many thanks for sharing these blooming fields on your hike with All Seasons! Jesh

EricaSta said...

Lovely colourful flowers... and another fantastisc mosaic. Thank you for sharing, Diana.

Happy MosaicMonday

Debbie said...

i was sure i left a comment here. if you find the first one, you can disregard this one!!

those first flowers are gorgeous, purple in my eyes!! your mosaics are so interesting!!

i am frightened of alligators, they seem to move quickly and also lunge at people! my wild reporting was the wild fires we have been experiencing in our little town!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I know I commented on this post already, but I love that picture of the fuchsia flowers and the black bird. It's so pretty and says "Spring is here." : )

~Sheri

Jeannie said...

I had to look up "Banshee" because I didn't think they were real and was wondering if there was a bird/creature in Florida by went by that name. Then I had to read your post again to catch your meaning. No, it wasn't a real (folklore) banshee but sounded like one. Gosh. Until I get my morning coffee drunk, nothing in my brain works.
Go ahead. Laugh at me.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry