Monday, March 4, 2019

Rainbow Springs State Park for special days!

We wanted to spend the day somewhere beautiful! So we drove over to Rainbow Springs State Park. (we had to drive right past Blue Run Park which was hard to do...our car wanted to stop there! lol)

 
 It's the perfect place to WALK!


And take pics of it along the way!

 
 "Ornamental gardens, man-made waterfalls and sloping hills are visible reminders of the springs’ more recent past, when the land was home to a mining operation and a privately-owned tourist attraction."


 I wore a new Columbia shirt (I got it on sale because it was 'last years' color) and the Carribean Joe shorts. My hubby already had the Columbia hat and it matched so I wore it to keep the sun out of my eyes.


 You'll notice I wear sunglasses when I'm outside. I have bright blue eyes and I need sunglasses!


 Oh, and PUT that CAP back ON! My hair is so white it will blind you! lol

The azaleas were finishing up already but there were still some in bloom and even some gorgeous Camelias!   


I love Camelias! 


 And I love my sweet hubby!


 So we had a special day and came home happy and TIRED! Good tired though! (our high was a warm 82 degrees!)


 Thanks everyone for visiting me today! I wake up every morning very happy to be blogging with all of you!!!
 I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE  
and Cooking and Crafting with J&J HERE.


46 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute photos of you and your hubby! The park looks beautiful, lovely views of the water and flowers. We have snow on the ground here, so seeing the greenery and flowers is a treat. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

David Gascoigne said...

Loos like a great place to walk. Provided a great backdrop for pictures of yourselves.....

acorn hollow said...

Beautiful walk I am in Florida on vacation from NH so I am enjoying the sun and the beach.
cathy

Susie said...

Diane, You look so pretty in the news colors. I love your hair. That park is so beautiful. I love being a good kind of tired. :):) 82 degrees...well we have the two part today. LOL It snowed here and this morning is bitter cold. Have fun walking and getting pretty pictures. Blessings to you dear friend. Love you, xoxo, Susie

Linda H said...

What a great place for a hike. SO beautiful. Those camellias are gorgeous, as are the azaleas. Enjoy them for those of us up here almost buried in the snow!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It looks like a lovely place to walk. You are looking great in your new clothes!

Kate said...

Awesome photos - this armchair traveler who is impatiently awaiting some sign of Spring really enjoyed them. ^^

Tom said...

...make every day a special day.

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful. I can see why you went to the place for a walk. I'd love to walk there any day.

Terri D said...

Always - beautiful photos and I LOVE getting to see you and your hubby! Glad you enjoyed your hike! It is gorgeous there!

Lorrie said...

Love your new shirt - such a great colour to match your bright blue eyes! I wear sunglasses all the time, too, for the same reason. You find so many beautiful places to walk - thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great week, Diane.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ima gonna put Rainbow Springs on my todolist

Linda said...

Great pics and I love how many beautiful places you have to walk! Always enjoy seeing YOU and I think this is the first time I met your husband!

It's me said...

What a beautiful park....happy week love Ria 💕

Arlene Grimm said...

I have blue green eyes and I keep sunglasses around all the time if I am outdoors. Love your blue combo....so pretty.

Jeanie said...

I love last year's color. I would wear it every day, every year, trendy or not. And you look great in it!

Lowcarb team member said...

I love the pictures of you and your lovely hubby.
In fact I love ALL of your photographs, a joy to join you and see them.
It really does look a perfect place to walk.

Have a good week, my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Cloudia said...

Thrilled your wonderful self and blog are here!

Cherdecor said...

What a beautiful park! Now those are my kind of hiking trails. Ha! Ha! Your hair is really pretty! It matches your outfit perfectly.
Of all the parks I have hiked with you, I love this one the best....no scary animals. :)

gypsyrose said...

You really do find the most beautiful places to walk I love your photo's. To far for me to visit so love that you share them

Sandra said...

so glad you showed this park to us. everytime we drove past the signs for Rainbow Springs I would beg hubby to stop there or to stop on the way home. for years we went twice a year to Ormond beach, May and Oct and he would never visit. it is beautiful. love your old colored new shirt. ha ha…

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

Beautiful park and love those camelias! Your new duds are pretty spiffy for hiking. I had no idea you had all that trouble with your blog.....I've been so busy that I have missed many posts. I hope all stays calm for you for awhile now!

Ann said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. Love all the pretty flowers too.
I think your hair looks fabulous.

Out on the prairie said...

Such lovely blooms to share, I like the camellias also. It was -9 last night and up to 13 today

Lois said...

Wonderful photos of such a beautiful park! I have just now been reading about all of the problems you have had with blogger. I'm so glad everything got straightened out!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Lucky you to be going on those awesome and beautiful hikes with your husband! It's nice too to be wearing new hiking gear! Happy Hikes. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

happyone said...

Oh that looks like a wonderful place for walking. The first picture is gorgeous.

Louca por porcelana said...

What a wonderful place!My Mom loved your gorgeous blog,I showed it to her yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Diane, I think last year's color is perfect for this year! So pretty on you!! And I think this is my favorite park as far as photographs. Simply beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

With the aqua water and the lush green plants and trees, this looks like an enchanted place. The entrance to the trail with all the twisted trees is so pretty. The Camellias are beautiful. Love the ones with the soft pink color. What a lovely and peaceful place to walk. And a cute photo of you in your blue shirt and cap. : )

~Sheri

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This looks like a wonderful place to hike, Diane. I'm sure you enjoyed wearing your new clothes. Blue is a great color for you. I love seeing the lushness of the pathways and the pretty water. I'm sure it made for a nice cool place to walk with your husband.

Carla from The River said...

Hello Pretty Friend!! I bet your new blue makes your pretty blue eyes even more blue. :-)
This hike just makes me happy.. we woke up to -21 degrees and -35 windchill.

Kathy said...

This trail is beautiful! And so is the lady taking the pictures even if she does have white hair. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Angie said...

She's BAAACCCKKK! Diane - so glad all has worked out with your blog and that you can join Mosaic Monday once again. And I must say, you are back with a bang! A lovely park for walking and capturing the bright colors of Florida - so many varieties of flowers, and perfectly suited for spring. I have finished my Easter decorating, and I am in love all over again with pastels of all shades! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Aunt Helen said...

I am so glad you are back in our world! Love you! Aunt Helen

Denise inVA said...

Such a beautiful area and enjoyed all your photos. Happy that you are back.

Rose said...

I love that second shot...what a great place to walk. YOur hair is beautiful...I wish mine would just go ahead and turn white.

Tomoko said...

Hello,Diana,
Your walk is beautiful.So many things to enjoy!
We have a beautiful spring too, but I try not to go out, because of heyfever.
I enjoyed hiking with you today, seeing many flowers!
Have a good day.

Debbie said...

you have a renewed appreciation for your blog and being able to blog!! cute pictures of you and the husband, it's nice that you share a love for the outdoors!!!

the flowers are gorgeous!!!

Debbie Harris said...

Such a gorgeous place to walk and capture the beauty of God's creation.
Thank you for sharing the beauty with us ♡

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh what beautiful photos! Gives me hope for spring, here in northwest Indiana. It's 16 degrees this morning with touches of snow still on the ground. But there's hope in the air.... there's hope. Love, Andrea xoxo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A gorgeous place to spend the day - love all the camellia's and other flowers. It is snowing here, so nice to see all the lovely flowers. Cute photos of you both - love your blue shirt and hat. Sorry about your blog troubles. I had that happen to me when I first started my blog - someone stole my blog identity and it took a lot of convincing for them to restore my blog. Glad it worked out for you! Hugs xo Karen

Mage said...

How wonderful to find you, and there was no trouble at all getting in.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The new clothes look good, Diane, and we won;t be seeing those temps here in NH for a few months to come! The camellias remind us of the years we lived on the VA eastern shore.

Joy H said...

I love the photos and that shade of Blue you have on too. The flower photos are gorgeous. Having a hard time with blogger today so I hope this goes through...lol Have a fun week :)

Joy@Books&Life

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That’s such a wonderful place and amazing that they made beauty from what it was! Last year’s color looks fabulous on you (it’s my favorite shade of blue and anyway who the heck pays attention to ‘this year’s colors’ anyhow?).. and I’m impressed you and your sweet hubby dress in coordinating colors to go hiking.