Monday, May 3, 2021

A Passion for Hiking!

 
Everyone knows I have a passion for hiking! And this week, we are seeing the Passion Flower in full bloom! It's the funniest thing. The vines don't stand out in the forest but when the big beautiful bloom opens, you can see it here there and everywhere. 


We always say that about the cactus. We don't notice how much cactus there is until you look out and see all the yellow blooms. They 'jump' out at you!


It's been perfect weather for hiking this week!


Warm but lower humidity and a nice breeze most days!


(trying to stay away from bugs and bears! lol)


We'll keep going while we are able!


And enjoy the beauty along the way.


We've seen some amazing sights this week.


And just when we think we've 'seen it all', we see something we've never seen before.


Like a hiker on the Florida trails with a guitar on his back. 


There he goes! He was headed to Deer Woods at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve. Other photos taken at the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, HTP, Florida Trails, 49th Ave Trail and Limerock Road. Get out and enjoy the sights! 

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE 

AND my Monday post HERE.


40 comments:

Sandra said...

I see the big red jeep is still with you. ha ha. i know you love it. we miss our passion plant, the drought over the past 4 years here has killed it all. the butterflies love it, we are only 100 miles south of you and the rain just will not come here. we are so dry here but you are not.

Inger said...

Love the cactus flower and the red Jeep in the midst of it all. Wonder how it got there.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love walkies! Great photos.

Gina said...

Diane, the guy with the guitar! Maybe he will serenade the bears? Beautiful flowers. My favorite is the yellow cactus bloom! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Martha said...

Gorgeous photos and I'm so glad the weather has still been nice for your hikes. I can just imagine the man with the guitar finding a quiet spot out in the middle of nature sitting down to play. The passion flowers are my favorite!

Tom said...

...and I have a passion for your Passion Flower!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wow on the unusual sighting!
I know there are bears in Florida, but seeing the sign makes it more real.

Gillena Cox said...

Lovely Passion Flower. Nice photos overall
Haooy Monday

I am at #19 on the linky today

Thank you for your appreciation Jade

Much❤love

Sandy said...

There is so much beauty still in this great land of ours. I always love vicariously hiking with you.

Lowcarb team member said...

Great pictures in your post, the passion flowers are lovely.

Enjoy the week ahead.

All the best Jan

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How wonderful to get out and go on all of those hikes all the time Diane. The flowers and nature are beautiful! Have a great week Diane.

Small City Scenes said...

I love what you said----We will keep going while we can and enjoy the beauty along the way.
Enjoy
MB

Ann said...

Such pretty flowers. I wonder where the hiker with the guitar is headed.

Jeanie said...

That passion flower is a stunner, Diane. Rick would be in that peleton, I think! It looks like a good hike!

Terri D said...

Reading your blog is always an adventure filled with beauty and the unusual!! Thanks for always taking us along!! xo

Vee said...

Oh I'd like to see the hiker with the guitar playing it.

"Less humidity with cool breezes" sounds like perfection.

Marcia said...

I remember Passion flowers that were made of plastic. Fake flowers. I don't think I've ever seen a real one.

Olde Dame Holly said...

Maybe that hiker is going to serenade the gators and the bears! Put them into a deep sleep so that they don't bother him. I love the passionflower vine. We called them Maypops and very much enjoyed their strange green fruits with the bright white interiors.

Sylvia said...

Diane, Thanks for sharing your week with us! Beautiful flowers. Have a great week! Sylvia D.

Angie said...

Diane - without flowers, most plants just look green - we need the color to distinguish. And what color you brought us this week! I think I see some monkey flower in your photos - it is one of my favorites!!! I am so glad you continue your adventures and share them with everyone at Mosaic Monday!

stardust said...

Sudden appear of Passion Flowers here and there must be a pleasant surprise. Common name of plants is interesting. We call it “Tokei-so” meaning “Clock-grass” as the flower looks like a clock face. It’s so nice that weather has been on your side. I always love your beautiful kaleidoscopic mosaic.

Yoko

Susie of Arabia said...

The passion flowers are so beautiful. Looks like a beautiful spring. FYI - I lived in Miramar FL for 15 years before we moved to Saudi Arabia.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love all the beautiful wildflowers, the Passion flower is gorgeous.
It is neat to see a hiker with the guitar, I wonder if he stopped and played somewhere on the trail. Have a great day and a happy week ahead.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Staying away from bugs and bears is definitely a good plan. I love spring flowers, and those yellow cacti are gorgeous. xo Laura

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Don't forget that old style gangster carried their machine guns in violin cases............

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

Those flowers are beautiful and I'd take up a different instrument if I were him! LOL! Like maybe a harmonica.

Teresa said...

Siempre me encantan tus paseos, has visto plantas preciosas. Muchos besos.

Creations By Cindy said...

Such wonderful pictures. Everything looks so fresh and pretty. Loving that red jeap! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Edna B said...

The flowers are just beautiful. How interesting to see a hiker with a guitar. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

that passion flower is gorgeous - I have seen them here in my area, but I'd like to

handmade by amalia said...

So much beauty.
Amalia
xo

NatureFootstep said...

there are some beaugitul mosaics here. Loved teh nature shots and bir bikers and the hiker. The last shot is like a beautiful abstract art. Love it!
Thanks for visiting my artblog. :)

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely to have nice weather...

Are you sure, there was a guitar, in that case?

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DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, your photos are great! What fun sights you saw on your walk. Thanks for sharing them :)

Red Rose Alley said...

That passion flower is so unusual and beautiful. What a wonderful surprise to see a hiker with a guitar on his back. There's nothing like taking a walk in the woods and stopping to play a little music along the way. Such a lovely photo of the yellow flower and the bee.

Happy month of May, Diane.

~Sheri

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What on earth do you think he was planning to make it worth carrying that guitar on the trail? Wild. But pretty in the picture! Passion flowers definitely get your attention! The yellow cactus flowers are pretty.

Aunt Helen said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love your new
deer Photo at the beginning....and the hiker with the Guitar on his back was quite a surprise!! All o.k. at this end of the street. Love, Aunt Helen

Lorrie said...

Passionflowers are such amazing things! Gorgeous photo. Perhaps the hiker liked to make music in the wild. There's always something new to discover!

Carla from The River said...

I always LOVE your posts. I like the idea of the guitarist getting inspiration from nature to write a few songs. I like what you did to the last photo of the guitarist. :-)
Happy Mother's Day my friend.
Love, Carla

Jeannie said...

In Nashville, hitchhikers with guitars on their backs are often seen on the side of the road.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry