Paradise Around the Corner by AuntDot

Paradise Around the Corner by 

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One of the beautiful views at the Rainbow Springs State Park near my home in Dunnellon, Florida, U.S.A., my favorite place to go and walk around. The color of the water (headsprings of the Rainbow River) is just as it is shown here, especially on a sunny day. This view is near the entrance to the park and looks across at a roped off swimming area, where people swim all year round in 72 degree water. You can see one of the walking paths that meander around near the water, and of course some beautiful palm trees. Photo taken on Valentine’s Day Feb. 2010.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 mm lens at 55 mm

FEATURED in All Glorious Gardens, Oct. 23, 2013
FEATURED in Where On Earth is This?, May 14, 2012
FEATURED in Everything Begins, February 25, 2010

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    beautiful capture, I haven’t been there in years, maybe this summer I will come up

  • Thank you Kathy. I hope you will come up!

    – AuntDot

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Wow, what memories. awesome capture

  • Thanks so much, and for the fav! I appreciate it very much!

    – AuntDot

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Aunt Dot, where is this? I love the color of the water. Barbara

  • Thanks Barbara. This is in north central Florida, about 20 miles west southwest of Ocala in Marion County, or about 90 miles north northeast of Tampa. The springfed Rainbow River begins here, runs for almost 7 miles, and joins the Withlacoochee River. The confluence of these two rivers is in Dunnellon, Florida, which stradles Citrus and Marion Counties.

    – AuntDot

  • Forgot to thank you for favoriting this! So, thank you very much!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, ,looks like a great place, would’nt mind being there now’


  • Thanks Di. It was pretty cool walking around there on Sunday, so it didn’t feel as tropical as it looks. There were still a few brave souls swimming, though!!

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thanks for accepting it.

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image and view.

  • Thanks again Rosalie. It’s always nice to get your encouraging words.

    – AuntDot

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    How beautifuly blue the water is…paradise indeed, think l could cope with living there !! lovely shot

  • Thank you. I feel very lucky to have this park very near my home.

    – AuntDot

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartabout 5 years ago

    I live in Fl too AuntDot!!

  • Thanks. Nice living here, isn’t it?

    – AuntDot

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartabout 5 years ago

    It sure is!!! :)

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful seen Well done Love the clear water…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you. The sun was in just the right place to show off the water this well.

    – AuntDot

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