Monday, February 20, 2017

Rainbow Springs State Park “Azaleas in Full Bloom”

February is the best time to visit Rainbow Springs.

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The weather is gorgeous in February and the Azaleas are in full bloom.

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We were surprised to see many of the Camelias were still blooming too!

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We walked and walked.

And I kept taking photos of the view of the Springs.

(and YES, there were several people swimming)

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Hubby took most of the flower close ups with his little Nikon P300.

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A wonderful hike!

Hey..WAIT FOR ME!!!

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It’s breathtaking, don’t you think?

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I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

41 comments:

Margaret said...

It looks magical! So beautiful!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Breathtaking indeed, the colours are beautiful. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts :)

Arlene Grimm said...

How do you stand all that beauty Diane?? I thought of you the other morning at our Country place. Mr Blue Heron visited the pond. I tried to get my camera but by the time I was ready for the shot he had flown off!!

Susie said...

Diane, You do have some beautiful places to hike. Love all the flowers. The pictures of water with flowers on the banks is gorgeous. Blessings for a fun filled new week. xoxo, Susie

Pondside said...

Just gorgeous! There's something about the colours of the azaleas and the sheen of the water that gives your photos that old-time technicolour look!

Snap said...

Rainbow Springs is breathtaking! What a grand place to walk and enjoy nature. Happy Monday!

riitta k said...

Looks like a paradise to me! Gorgeous.

Jeanie said...

Diane, these photos are knocking my socks off! I'm so eager for garden walks -- thanks for filling that need for me till we have them here!

Connie said...

I've been to Florida and went out in a 14 foot motor boat in Lake Okeechobee, there were alligators almost as big as our boat. When I see those kayaker out there I think . . . where are your brains. Honestly would you do that?

Stephanie said...

My, what a beautiful place! I wish I could jump into your photos and enjoy some time among the flowers :)

Happy Monday, dear friend. Hugs!

Maggie said...

Beautiful flowers, the mosaic is gorgeous. I often get left behind when we're out walking too, I always want to stop and take another photo!
Happy MM.

Mildred said...

Very beautiful photos!

Patsy said...

Just beautiful, we are not to far behind, spring is
coming here fast.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful place to walk. I love azaleas! I just wish their beauty lasted longer but they are such a welcome springtime sight to see! Your husband's flower photos make a beautiful mosaic, Diane.

happywonderer.com said...

Wow! It is breathtaking. What a lovely place to walk. Your azaleas are way ahead of ours here. So lovely to see these pretty colors blooming in your neck of the woods! Happy mosaic Monday!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Just a wonderful place to visit.

white and vintage said...

WOW amazing pictures. We don´t have any flowers yet.
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

azaleas

. . . the reason I can't breathe

hula-la said...

Wow, this looks wonderful! Spring is in the air here in New York today. Wonder if old man winter is gone...Aloha!

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

Beautiful! I would not swim in there though....

Carla from The River said...

Yes, it is lovely. I would love to join you.

Lynn said...

Wow, we're a long way from azalea blooms here in Philly-enjoy:@)

BeachGypsy said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures, so glad you shared these. And the others of YOUR PARKS THERE IN FLORIDA---there is so much more to your beautiful state than just the beaches and the resorts! Sure, I like the beaches, but it's the parks with the springs that keep intriguing me--I can't get over how pretty the blue/green/clear water is and also how COLD IT IS, even in the summer. Great and refreshing on a sweaty hot summer day. You have such lovely flowers and plants and trees/birds there as well, I'm sure GLAD YOU TAKE PICTURES of them so we can enjoy them. I just love Florida! Well, we just finished up the Wildlife Expo yesterday night and whew!---I am still wiped out! LOL I have about a thousand pictures to still sort out and am trying to get posts up. Meeting Jeff Corwin was so neat! Our daughter literally grew up loving him and watching him....and Saturday was a DREAM COME TRUE for her, we surprised her and I still can't beleive we pulled it off, LOL! The look on her face was priceless.

podso said...

You find such wonderful places to go. The flowers are gorgeous and it sounds like a great place to walk.

Gina said...

Rainbow Springs! What a perfect description! The water is such a gorgeous blue! I wouldn't mind a swim there myself. :-)

Vee said...

It is so beautiful...how can it be real? A paradise for sure...

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I really enjoyed my walk via your camera in another beautiful park... Hugs, Roxy

happyone said...

Oh yes, it is breathtaking.

gillena cox said...

Luv your floral mosaic

Much love...

Lorrie said...

It's truly beautiful, Diane. Such gorgeous flowers, and the water is a wonderful colour. A great place for you to walk. Thanks for taking us along via your and your husband's cameras.

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

It is another lovely place. Thanks for taking us along. Walking with you is the only way I am going to see the parks. That and I do a lot of traveling on Google Maps. ;)

Ariadne said...

Breathtaking views!AriadnefromGreece!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Must. Go. Just beautiful. I put it on my 'to be visited list' already.

krishna said...

so gorgeous pictures... looks like canvas paintings...

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kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Diane, what a beautiful park to visit and hike. You and your sweetie have the best time together, enjoying the beauty of life!

Linda H said...

Ooooooh,I can almost smell those camelias! Such a beautiful place for a hike. What a treat to see all the blooms! Tnanks for always taking us along.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a simply wonderful place to enjoy a hike.
The Azaleas look gorgeous, as do all your pictures.

All the best Jan

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Rainbow Springs and the pictures you took are just lovely. It is a damp, cloudy day here in the northeast and these views were perfect!

Geraldine said...

Looks like an amazing place to visit Diane, thanks for sharing all these beautiful scenes.😂

Red Rose Alley said...

Rainbow Springs is beautiful, Diane. Looks like something out of a magazine. The aqua water is so pretty. And the pink Azaleas make it even more special. : )

~Sheri