Rainbow Springs is one of the more popular springs, there’s a big swimming hole at the head spring, and boats all along the way. It took a little work to present the river in as close to its natural state as possible. The first evening I stayed on shore and twisted the polarizer just enough to reveal the eel grass.
The turquoise waters were mesmerizing.
These images were made about 15 minutes from the head spring.
I found a tributary and decided to paddle up it. There was sign that said it was private property, not to trespass. I wasn’t happy. I know there’s got to be a beautiful head spring at the end of this run. I didn’t need any trouble with the lawman, but I did come up with a good stanza to that well known song by Woodie Guthrie.
As I went paddling, I saw a tributary,
As I walked up it a sign said “No Trespassing.”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
I stayed and watched the evening come. There was evening, and there was morning, and it was good.
Ha ha…love your song version! Beautiful shot of the eel grass! I loved the bald eagle, too. I saw my first one about a month ago…some things are worth the wait. 🙂
Yes, I saw one on the Suwannee last weekend too, so they seem to be making a comeback around the state!
Idyllic scenes, Russ – the water looks crystal clear. I like your version of FL better than Disney’s. 🙂
A family could build such great memories at a fraction of the cost and not have to stand in line once….
Very beautiful! The water is so clear 😁
Thanks! and yes, the water is really something to see!
Beautiful water in all its moods.
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Amazing photographs by Nomadruss
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Those photos make me want to take a swim. Did you experiment with turning the top photo upside down? That might look cool.
That one is pretty neat upside down. And yeah, don’t you know, they’ll be swimming in there all summer long…
Nice the different colors in the water
I could understand how it derived the name, “Rainbow River.”