Thursday, May 4, 2017

The real Florida


Forget the theme parks, this is what the real Florida looks like (at least to me) and I'm thankful for it. I took this picture while on a boat cruising down the Wakulla River, just south of town. The river is fed by one of the largest and deepest fresh water springs in the world, Wakulla Springs.

This is my first time linking to Thankful Thursday.

21 comments:

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Lois! That picture is so so so gorgeous!! I would love to go there

Andy said...

The real Florida is looking good.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha gosto daquelas árvores imponentes.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Marleen said...

A wonderful scenery, Lois. Lots of green and blue!

Revrunner said...

Enjoyed reading about the ancient mastodons. :-)

Lowell said...

It's wonderful! Looks a lot like our Silver Springs and our Silver River. I agree about the theme parks. They've really messed up the state.

biebkriebels said...

Very pretty place.

Sandra said...

I am with you on forget the theme parks. I love this, so beautiful, it's the little things that matter, beaches and swamps are at the top of my list

Lea said...

Beautiful! Peaceful!
Have a great day!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful place and lovely shot ~ thanks ~ so serene ^_^

Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Sharon Anck said...

That is exactly how I remember the countryside of Florida. Very beautiful.

William Kendall said...

It looks quite peaceful.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pic. Love the peacefulness.

Rose said...

Yes! I am thankful for real places like this, too! It is beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's what we enjoy most here in Florida too! We'll probably hike along the Rainbow River this weekend! Hope we get some rain tonight! Hugs, Diane

Adam said...

We often forget the nature side of things

Michelle said...

My parents live in Florida and have a park, similar in looks, to this one. I always enjoy visiting there. Thanks for linking up this week and hope to see you back again next week!

SRQ said...

Old Florida is so different! After being here so many years (from Michigan), I've grown to love the swamps, cypress trees and blue sky here. Lovely pic!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm with you on this Lois, I'm not a fan of the theme parks. Nature is so much more appealing. Super image here.

RedPat said...

Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yep. It is this Florida that has kept us coming back for 10 years. If we'd just seen Orlando or Miami or even Fort Myers Beach, we would have said 'interesting, glad we saw it' but we wouldn't have fallen in love with the State like we did because of scenes like this one.