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One of my favorite pastimes is enjoying the outdoors.  I love HIKING the nature trails to view beautiful natural scenery, mountains, lakes, wildlife, wildflowers... and it is fun exercise as well.  I will soon be posting my adventures as springtime returns.

Please feel free to add you Hiking adventures and photos.   Nature is for all of us to enjoy.

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Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery, Flowers and Gardening, Photos
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 09:28:02 pm »
The weather has warmed up significantly this last 3 weeks or so as the days are getting much longer with clear sunny days.
Over the weekend the sunrise was 4:30AM and Sunset at 11:00PM  ....
... that is 18.5 hours of Sunshine and Daylight.


I went on a short hike into the nearby hills this last weekend to get some good exercise and to enjoy the scenery that Nature has to offer in my area.    I took the time and patience to take mostly photos of Wild Flowers.   My forum friend @madeleine was asking me about wild flowers here where I live so I posted these photos for her as well as everyone else to enjoy.
Enjoy the photos:
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     Wild Trilliums  .... a rare site this far north
 



    Along the path more beautiful wild flowers as we climb up toward the snow line.




 





 

    The "early" BEES are out and about

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 07:59:35 am »
Those are gorgeous pictures Danielle  :) thanks for sharing here

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 01:53:16 pm »
Thanks for sharing the photos, Danielle, they're great.  I bet they must be a welcome sight after all that winter!

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 12:20:00 pm »
Life is resilient.
Beautiful photos.  I love the bee.
Please add more into the Alaskan summer.
The energy must be incredible considering the condensed growing window.
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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 09:57:50 am »
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 08:49:25 pm »
I'll add images to the nature thread, from the upper green river gorge and today's spring run off. My sweetie and I hiked around the area, steelhead anglers find these bends and pools attractive a certain time of year, it was quiet and uncrowded for us.... :)





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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 04:24:41 pm »
Love rivers :)

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 03:35:28 pm »
@madeleine  @CynthiaAnn  @Devlyn
@Jessica  @Maddie  @ChrissyRyan


With the long daylight hours now, sunshine, rain, and warmer temperatures... the plant life is springing up fast.
I am still working on my raised garden beds for veggies but here are pictures of the beautiful and colorful flowers around my home.

    Sunrise 3:21AM    Sunset 12:08AM  (just after midnight)
    21 hours of sun and about 3 hours of limited darkness, mostly twilight.

More to come soon.........
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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 03:41:07 pm »
Glad to see life returning after a cold nap.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2020, 03:52:40 pm »
The colors are brilliant, very pretty  :)
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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2020, 03:55:21 pm »
Danielle I love the pretty red and yellow flowers on the ground!

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2020, 04:20:27 pm »
Danielle I love the pretty red and yellow flowers on the ground!

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Dear Maddie:
The pretty red and yellow flowers are Painted Daisies  ...
They are a very hardy flower and the deer and critters don't have a taste for them so it is a good flower for me to plant around my home.

Thanks for your reply comment... you are always welcome on any of my threads.
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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2020, 11:32:06 am »
@madeleine  @CynthiaAnn  @Devlyn
@Jessica  @Maddie  @ChrissyRyan
... and others please feel free to join in here on this thread.

Well... finally... I have my raised garden beds planted, fenced in, and already sprouting veggies and some flowers.  Fortunately I have plenty of land to work with and plentiful water from my well and my nearby pond on my property. 
I will be installing a higher fence perhaps next week....  it needs to be at least 6 to 8 feet high to discourage the deer from getting into my garden plot.

I know that Devlyn has her raised garden plot planted now and that Maddie has always had her garden ...   so I am wondering who else may have a garden going.  If so please post some photos and descriptions here on this thread or on your threads.   

Nothing better than home grown, fresh picked vegetables that we grow ourselves with the help of sunshine and rain.

I will be looking forward to reading and seeing your replies.

HUGS,
Danielle

             
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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2020, 08:49:29 am »
I am envious of everybody's land based garden :angel:  Having a garden is satisfying on so many levels.



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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2020, 09:48:07 am »
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Dear Tess:

Thank you for coming to my thread and posting.... 
....I enjoyed your dockside garden and pictures that you shared....

If you wish to post photos that are viewable directly on your comments you can go to the following LINK...
       Trouble posting pictures??? HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS

If you need any assistance please let me know and I will be glad to help.

Again, thanks for posting and sharing.

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2020, 09:52:03 am »
Nice pictures, everyone!

Thank you for sharing!


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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2020, 10:11:16 am »
Nice pictures Danielle, those plants are soaking up the sun while they can!  Bet you are too!

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2020, 10:19:27 am »
Thanks Danielle!  I knew the directions were out there but couldn't for the life of me find them.

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Re: Hiking and Enjoying Nature's Scenery & Photos
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2020, 08:54:41 am »
I am envious of everybody's land based garden :angel:  Having a garden is satisfying on so many levels.




I think that's neat Tess.
We all do what we can. 
My "garden" are a few humble boxes on a balcony.  But to me it's a beautiful sanctuary.
Strategically protected from hungry deer..

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