Poe Springs - Sunday in my City

On Friday, we went to Poe Springs.

We are so blessed to live near many beautiful natural springs.

The temperature of the water is 72 degrees year round.  It's COLD.  When it's overcast, I can't swim, because I can't warm up in the sun and I am miserable.

It's been overcast a lot this summer, but fortunately we got some sunny time on Friday and I was able to swim.  Also, Elayna and I swam down to the river, which feels like a warm bath.  The temperature difference is amazing; as soon as you reach the river the water is drastically warmer than the springs.

This was taken from a floating dock on the river.
The river is very brown due to an abundance of cypress trees.

Elayna said I take a picture of this hollowed tree
every time we go.  She's probably right. 

It's a long walk to the springs from the parking area,
which is a deterrent for some people.
Which is great for me.  I don't mind the walk,
it's worth it, and that's less of a crowd at the springs.

Cypress trees and cypress knees.

More boardwalk.  Pretty.

Marshy area on the walk to the springs.

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Unknown said...

This looks like an amazing place to walk and swim.

Joanna Jenkins said...

This is so beautiful. I wouldn't mind the walk either for less of a crowd. That's a bonus.

Interesting the cypress turns the water such a dark color.

Happy SIMC, jj

Christine said...

Looks like a beautiful place to take a walk. Swimming, though? I don't know if I could get over the brown color. Or the temperature.

Aleta said...

Cypress trees are so beautiful! And wow to the color of the water :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a lovely day at a beautiful place.

Angie said...

What a beautiful place! I've always wanted to go swimming in a spring

Tara R. said...

I want to go to there!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love visiting the springs here in Florida. I'll put this one on my list. I'm always amazed at the cypress trees and what interesting images you can see in them. I like to think fairies live in some of them! heehee! Enjoy your week! Hugs from across the way!

Amy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

April said...

Breathtaking, Cyndy! Looks like my kind of place!

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Kat said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that bridge photo!

Dorothy said...

Looks like an almost magical place.