July 26, 2017

Join Me for a Short Hike on a Misty, Summer Morning

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40 comments:

  1. A cool, misty walk is something that I can only dream about for now, so thanks for this beautiful walk!

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    1. Oh, it wasn't cool! It was hot--90sF, with dew points in the 70s. So the hiking had to happen in the morning. You are welcome, though: We'll pretend it was cool and not as humid. ;-)

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  2. Hi Beth, is this the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve you posted about? I saw some familiar plants, and some I am not sure of. Do you know if that is zig zag goldenrod in the first photo? Mine are just starting to bloom.

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    1. Hi Sue: That's interesting that you mention that. No, this was at a park not far from my house. Similar plants grow here, but they're much taller and fuller here--probably because of our wonderful silt-loam soil. My previous post was about the Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve. I was thinking the plant with yellow flowers was Zig Zag Goldenrod, but the foliage didn't look quite right. I'm not exactly sure. I was thinking it's early for goldenrods to start blooming, but I guess everything is on a different schedule this year.

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  3. Beautiful area. So nice to have some mist to settle the dust.

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    1. It's a nice park not far from my house. It was very hot and humid that morning last week--the mosquitoes were nasty, too. But the wildflowers were nice. ;-)

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  4. Be still my wildflower loving heart...and gardener who needs cool and misty. gail

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    1. Yes, cool and misty is pleasant. This particular day it was hot (90s) and humid (70s dew points), but a morning hike was pleasant enough. And the wildflowers were inspirational. :)

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  5. Lovely - sure to awaken all of the senses.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. Yes, hiking is always good therapy. :)

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    1. Thank you, Endah! We have many great places to hike around here.

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  7. What beautiful foliage. Nothing like being out in the stillness and beauty of nature

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    1. Yes, a good walk in the woods or along a prairie path does the mind and body good. :)

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  8. What a beautiful hike! Thanks for inviting us along.

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    1. You are welcome, Peter. I'm glad you enjoyed the virtual walk.

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  9. Let's see...I didn't get hot, my feet didn't hurt, no mosquitoes bit me and I had a good time! This was a pleasurable walk. Let's do it again.
    Happy Wildflower Wednesday!
    Jeannie @ GetMetoTheCountry.Blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha. Yes, I forgot to mention the mosquitoes! They were bad. Good thing I had some repellent along. I'm glad you enjoyed the "hike"!

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  10. Beth, thanking for taking us along on your hike. I've been a wimp this summer, hiding as much as possible from the heat, but the past few days brought lower humidity, cooler temps--welcome relief.

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    1. You're welcome. I need to get out and hike more, too. We've had some perfect weather lately, but I was planning, packing, and traveling until yesterday. Glad to be home, and hopefully I'll have time for more hikes. Hope you do, too!

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  11. Like the previous commenter, I've been a slug this summer--it's been too hot and muggy to venture out on a walk for awhile. Lovely scenes! I've noticed more milkweed growing along the roadsides here this year, a good sign.

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    1. Hi Rose: We walked quite a bit for the GWA Conference, so that was great. Now that I'm back home and the weather is so beautiful, I hope to get out for some pleasant hikes in the next few weeks.

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  12. Loos like a walk into an enchanted forest. Thanks!

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    1. The woods around here are very pleasant. You are welcome--hope you enjoyed the virtual hike. :)

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  13. Looks like a beautiful place for a hike. Nice to be surrounded by all that greenery.

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    1. We have quite a few nice "natural" areas around here. I think I take them for granted sometimes. I need to get out for some good walks in the next few weeks.

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  14. I am a wimp in this heat wave as well . . .
    I enjoyed your wildflower views from the cool of my indoors.
    No "skeeters" either . . .

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    1. Hot days aren't the best for hiking...unless you get out and get going very early in the day. But, dang, the skeeters have been bad this summer. Sometimes they're the only thing that mars a perfect day.

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  15. Looked cool to me! (then read your reply about temp) Mist is really wonderful at the right time. We finally had badly-needed rain two days ago and I took time to walk in the cool mist that followed.

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    1. Oh, I'm glad you've had some rain. For a while we were getting too much, but lately it's just right. The plants are very happy!

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    1. It's a nice calm place to hike--out a little bit, but still very close to town. We are very lucky.

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  17. The rain may be frustrating for working but it has made everything so lush

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    1. Yes! The plants are very happy and healthy this year.

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  18. It's so nice to get out in the morning before the heat sets in! Very fun to spot all the wildflowers.

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    1. I agree. Sometimes I like to do a garden walk around my property in the morning. Everything is still and new.

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  19. Lovely, there is something special about getting up early and going for a walk, while the world is still still....
    Amanda xx

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    1. I don't get up super early, but the morning is a great time to walk and observe. :)

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  20. A misty summer morning sounds like heaven to me about now. We are broiling in oppressive heat, with the added insult of smoky haze, compliments of Canadian wildfires.

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    1. On this particular day, we were very hot (90s) and humid (dew points in the 70s). But you've had it much worse this summer. I hope your weather is much better now.

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