A Florida Friday: New Year’s Day at Silver Glen Springs

Happy New Year to you all; I am resurfacing after a pesky December health-wise, and a New Year’s Florida ‘staycation’ spent in and around the beautiful Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando. Today, I’m sharing a few scenes from the forest’s Silver Glen Springs at the south end of Lake George—its trails strewn with palmettos, its trees festooned with Spanish moss, and its crystal clear springs a steady 72 degrees F. year-round. Spectacular! I hope to gather steam as the month progresses and get back on track with some family history posts. Meanwhile, to all my many cousins (no matter how distant) among this blog’s readership, please feel free to write a guest post or submit information that can help me develop a post for you. Let’s get those stories ‘out there’!

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Rome Daily Sentinel, 7 March 1916 – The river being referred to is the St. John’s which starts down south near Melbourne and runs north through Lake George, eventually meeting the ocean at Jacksonville. (Credit: Fulton History dot com)

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8 thoughts on “A Florida Friday: New Year’s Day at Silver Glen Springs

  1. Love the mossy trails! And, right now, the thought of warmth. Fun photos. Thanks. –Curt

    • We see the weather maps on TV, and it looks like you have been getting plenty of wintery weather out there! I’m glad the trail pix could take your mind off winter if just for a moment!

      • We found it interesting the other day that every state in the county had snow on the ground except Florida. My brother, who hangs at there int eh winter, however, was whining that it was down to a chilly 40 degrees. 🙂 –Curt

      • 40 is definitely chilly for us. Is he seasonal? We year-rounders welcome the colder weather when we get it, which is seldom, but the snowbirds and tourists don’t appreciate it. Last winter was fantastic with the cooler temps, but so far this winter, it’s been pretty much above average 😦

      • Yes, Marshall is seasonal. He migrates back and forth between North Carolina and Florida, heading north when the bugs start to bite and south when the storms set it. 🙂

      • Cherry-picking the weather (or trying to)! Good for him. NC is a nice place to escape to when things get sticky, hot, and buggy.

      • Marshall has his route down well! He is a nomad’s nomad, or as he likes to describe himself, a homeless person with a van and a bank account. –Curt

  2. The 1916 poem in was so much fun to read. I hadn’t realized how long Florida has been a winter tourist destination.

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