Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cool down at ‘Rainbow Springs State Park’

Lots of people love to swim in Rainbow Springs.

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According to the official website HERE

“Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years.”

And a note from the park manager, “Summer is here! No time is better to see the true beauty of Rainbow Springs State Park than this time of the year. With the trees all in bloom, the bright green leaves emerged from their winter dormancy, and the songbirds and butterflies enjoying the warm sunny days, park visitors can enjoy all the colors of the rainbow both in and out of the 72 degree water. Before the sweltering heat of summer, come enjoy a stroll through our historic azalea gardens as you pass trickling waterfalls on your way to the butterfly garden and hiking trails, or take a refreshing swim over the deep blue water of the headspring where the Rainbow River emerges from the rock beneath our feet.”

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It’s a popular place to swim year round!

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But today, let’s stay on the trail.

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Because you never know what you’ll see!

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Hey!!! It’s Florida!

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But one thing for sure…

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you’ll see some beautiful fences

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and crystal clear water!

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Let’s join Tex for Good Fences!

33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty views of the springs and trail. I love the bird! Have you been swimming there, I assume there are no gators around. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Susie said...

Diane, That is a beautiful area. I like the big bird. Hope your week has gone well. Wishing your first day of fall to be lots of fun. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, Happy Fall!!!!!! What a magical place, would love to visit.Blessings Francine.

Summer said...

Nice photos! Beautiful place ♥

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Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Wow Diane what a gorgeous place to visit! You and your husband visit some of the nicest places. Happy Fall sweet blog friend. Enjoy the end of the week and weekend. Hugs, Julie xo

Sam I Am...... said...

No alligators? It is a gorgeous place but you couldn't get me in that water! LOL!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ah, i bet you hated that outing.

A bit of a drive for me, but I'll keep it on my maybe list. :)

Cheers

Connie said...

What a beautiful spot. I was surprised at no alligators, too.
It's Florida we expect alligators everywhere. I love that there is a place like this to swim, where I'm assuming it is a safe place away for them.
Have a lovely weekend.
Connie :)

Jedidja said...

I like the blue in the water! Very nice. Have you been swimming there?

Ariadne said...

What a beautiful place. I would have loved to swim there!AriadnefromGreece!

Inger said...

There are so many lovely places in Florida, so much to see and do. Good that you are out exploring and sharing it all with us.

Denise inVA said...

It is a lovely place, and great photos for Good Fences. Thank you for visiting and the lovely comment. The dog I took a photo of isn't mine but was with two young girls.

Lea said...

Pretty scenes!
Love the bird photos!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pics of the springs and fences. Hope that water is safe.

Tom said...

Green and beautiful.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, beautiful views and fences there in Florida. Great bird photo too.
Looks like a wonderful place to walk. Have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead. Hugs!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful, Diane!! I love the pic of you and your hubby out on the water. ;-) And the almost pirate. Arrrrrggggggg! Great post, and such beautiful photos!

Christine said...

Wow! Diane! Thanks for taking us here! It almost feels like I've had a mini vacation! This place is so beautiful! I'd love to swim there!
The trees & fences are great too.
Enjoy your weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks a beautiful spot.
Love all of your photo's ... what a great collection

All the best Jan

Ruth Kelly said...

The water is so gorgeous, makes me want to jump right in and go for a swim.

Linda H said...

What a beautiful spot for a swim..although I'd be on the lookout for gators?

TexWisGirl said...

so pretty. would love to take a dip.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo walk with you and delightful fences ~ great shots!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That is one beautiful park to go to!

Velva said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Velva

Debbie said...

it sure is a pretty, well cared for place. it looks like a popular watering hole!!!

Carla from The River said...

When I come visit ... with your bouquet of Fresh Wisconsin Flowers, please take me to this Florida State Park. I am in love. :-) What a treasure to have to explore.

Loretta said...

I grew up in Dunnellon and your blog takes me home again.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I think I'll hop on that boat with the canopy and be lazy as we doodle along - looking at all the beautiful trees and grasses - and maybe we'll pass a man with a bird on his shoulder. Great photos- what a fun place to visit. Have a great weekend my dear.

NatureFootstep said...

I would not mind swimming here too. And such gorgeous bamboo fences :) Beautiful area.

kathyinozarks said...

wow what a beautiful place-and fun for a swim too
the bird brought back memories we used to raise exotic birds and we had pet cockatoo too
enjoy your weekend Kathy

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) What a picturesque place, with fences galore and lovely views. An absolutely gorgeous place to go swimming. Love the Cockatoo shots. Have a great weekend!:)

Ida said...

Beautiful park with very nice fences. I'd enjoy walking on that trail.