Rainbow Springs State Park

15 Oct

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix

From the Florida State Parks website:

“The history of Rainbow Springs dates back centuries to a time when native peoples regularly visited this lush spring.”

Although the modern era has seen the land shaped by both enterprising developers and the loving hands of local volunteers, the draw of the beautifully serene park endures. When swimmers take their first dip in the sapphire-blue waters of Rainbow Springs, they become part of a story that stretches back over 10,000 years, when humans first visited this place.

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.

Take a walk through lush, mossy hammocks and then cool off in the springs—it’s a time-honored tradition.”

MelodyWelcome! I’m so glad you stopped in to visit. I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.
What a beautiful world we live in. We all have that in common. Natural beauty is everywhere, but sometimes we are not connected until we see a picture, taken just right, that makes it really come into focus and be admired. My passion is to make a connection between the lens and your soul. Photography is my passion.
 
My photography passion began when my Father handed me his old Ricohflex box camera when I was 12.  It was love at first sight. I still have it. My hand was never empty of a camera since.
Rocoflex
 
I am a native Floridian. I am so lucky to call it home. I was born in Orlando BF (before Disney). My family moved to the Winter Park area when I was very young. Central Florida was so simple and quaint at that time. I wandered the streets barefoot with my friends, never worrying that something bad could ever happen. My Mom used to pick the sand-spurs out of my feet. I still go barefoot. It grounds me to earth and connects me to nature.
 
I have extensively explored Florida and its diverse beauty. So much to see and so little time. I would love for you to join me in my travels through the images I have taken. I wish you could hear the sounds, smell the fragrance and feel the breath of it. But for now we must be content with exploring with our eyes and only imagine the rest.
 
Thank you for your interest.

3 Responses to “Rainbow Springs State Park”

  1. Onisha Ellis October 21, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

    I am always surprised that Florida has waterfalls. Definitely putting this park on my winter to do list.

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  2. divoran09 October 16, 2019 at 10:50 am #

    how lovely

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  3. itsrebekahlyn October 15, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

    I’ve wanted to visit this park for ages. Maybe I can find time this winter.

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