Wildflowers forum: Pleasant suprise!

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Dec 12, 2013 7:51 PM CST
I went for a little hike today. After walking a couple of miles and seeing seeing brown and a little dark green, it was a pleasant suprise to see a patch of bright yellow. What a welcome site on a cold wintery day. You can't tell from these photos, but these flowers were not growing in soil. They were growing on mats of floating vegetation.

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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Dec 12, 2013 11:02 PM CST

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I saw some that looked like that on a lake, but couldn't get close enough for a good picture, they sure are pretty. Smiling
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SongofJoy
Dec 13, 2013 3:15 AM CST
You captured some interesting images. I have never seen those. Or if I have, wasn't sure what they were. Great wetlands plant. Thanks for the photos.
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jmorth
Dec 13, 2013 7:17 AM CST
How cool!
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robertduval14
Dec 13, 2013 5:57 PM CST

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nice pics. And yes, these kinds of things are one of the reasons why I like hiking all seasons.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 13, 2013 11:21 PM CST
robertduval14 said:nice pics. And yes, these kinds of things are one of the reasons why I like hiking all seasons.


I would love to be able to revisit some of these places to see how the variety changes, but I rarely am able to. Fortunately this place is only about 15 miles away so I'm able to go back. I was not expecting any wildflowers like this. I was mostly hope to see some new wildlife, which I did.

North end of a south bound feral hog and one of her babies. First ones I have seen wild.
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First Nutria I can remember seeing since I was about 10.
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My first wild Bobcat
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jmorth
Dec 13, 2013 11:55 PM CST
That's amazing
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Dec 14, 2013 7:57 AM CST

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Wow!! you did really well on that hike, I have never run into wild hogs or wild cats but we have them around here too, right in our city parks. Smiling
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Dec 14, 2013 12:15 PM CST
frostweed said:Wow!! you did really well on that hike, I have never run into wild hogs or wild cats but we have them around here too, right in our city parks. Smiling

Those were just the mammals. I also saw a large variety of birds, herons, egrets, vultures, ducks, sparrows, and others. I have spent the last 3 or 4 years photographing wildflowers, and wildlife, and I am amazed at all the interesting sites "right under my nose". I just needed to take the time to look.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 19, 2013 8:10 PM CST
I sure am glad those feral hogs were southbound Jay! They can be mighty fearsome & downright nasty mean.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 19, 2013 9:29 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I sure am glad those feral hogs were southbound Jay! They can be mighty fearsome & downright nasty mean.

Well, when she first came out of the brush and saw me, she ran back in. There was no place for her to go because it was marsh on the other side of the brush, so she ran back out facing right at me. I have heard so much about how mean feral hogs are, the first thing I thought was, "I'm about to get eaten by a momma hog". Fortunately she decided it was more prudent to go the other way and I wasn't about to argue with her decision.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 20, 2013 6:33 AM CST
Thank goodness!
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