silent sunday: paynes prairie preserve, micanopy, florida

Paynes Prarie Preserve State Park is one of our local gems. Nestled between Gainesville and Micanopy, the prairie is over 22,000 acres and contains amazing wildlife, including alligators, wild horses, bison, and numerous bird species. This trail, the one we walked on this last Saturday in December, is the La Chua Trail. We capped off our 5 mile hike with dinner and drinks at Satchel’s Pizza.

It was a most perfect Saturday.

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9 Responses to “silent sunday: wildflowers for easter”

  1. Maris (In Good Taste) — April 24, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    These are such pretty flowers! Happy Easter!

  2. Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 24, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Have a very Happy Easter, MJ!

  3. Cheryl Arkison — April 24, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    So pretty. So needed this morning. Thanks!

  4. Alisa — April 24, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Did you pick them yourself? Lovely flowers 🙂 Happy Easter!

    • mj (merry gourmet)

      mj (merry gourmet) replied: — April 24th, 2011 @ 10:53 am

      Yes! These are local wildflowers called phlox. We pick them every spring & summer. Happy Easter to you, too!

  5. Jenn S. — April 24, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Phlox are my favorite flower! I’d rather have a handful of phlox or black-eyed Susans than a dozen roses any day. 🙂 Simple makes me happy.

  6. Macaroni Mama — April 25, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Lovely. . . but illegal!

  7. NothingChocolate — April 26, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Thank you for the lovely salutation! Your flowers are so pleasingly pink and Easter-like! Excellent photo; very soothing to look at! Reminds me of a late (around 5:00), lazy, warm afternoon.

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