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Friday, September 30, 2011

Florida’s natural Springs, the real fountains of youth

Published 9/29/2011 Palm Beach Post But Florida’s springs – natural fountains that bubble from underground rivers from deep inside the earth – are very real. Photographers, artists, geologists and naturalists have ranked them among the Earth’s greatest wonders. Many offer swimming, snorkeling, diving, photography, camping, canoeing, tubing or kayaking in water with a constant average temperature of 72 degrees. Silver Springs and Wakulla Springs offer glass-bottom boat tours. Rainbow Springs near Dunnellon often is considered the most beautiful of the state’s 33 first-magnitude springs, more than any other state and more than any nation can boast. Tolbert is Florida’s premier springs artist, interpreting their beauty and mystery in diverse ways. Through paintings, poetry and essays, she celebrated the springs in her 2010 book AquiFERious, which won two Florida Book Award prizes. ... her permanent exhibit at Orlando International Airport is scheduled to open in late September. Source

1 comment:

Rick said...

Madison, Florida, is home to Madison Blue Springs and Blue Springs State Park. It's a beautiful place, great for swimming, scuba diving, canoeing and birding. There is always a group there.