Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Burro - Lake Winona Rd

It's seldom I get to see a cute burro with dairy cows driving to De Leon Springs.

Sugar Mill Restaurant

Sugar Mill Restaurant you cook your own pancakes at the table made with stone ground flours.  Fresh blueberries and pecans pancakes was our choice.  It was delicious!

Old Methuselah at Ponce De Leon Springs

At De Leon Springs Park we walked the nature trail to Old Methuselah.  It is a 600 year old Cypress tree located in a swamp. 

A Florida Fall at Spring Garden Creek

We live too far from the Blue Ridge Mountains or any mountains to take a quick trip to see the fall foliage.  This is the way Florida trees look at the top of the season for leaf colors.  With the Spring Garden Creek framing the trees, it was a gorgeous view.

Spring Garden Creek - Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

We took a Eco boat tour on Spring Garden Lake and Spring Garden Creek to Lake Woodruff.  The creek flows through the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge.  We saw several different bird species.  This is one of the best places to see fall foliage colors in Florida.  

Spring Garden Run at De Leon Springs

We visited De Leon Springs State Park to enjoy the fall foliage of natural Florida.  The Spring Garden Run produces 19 million  gallons of water a day at 72 degrees year round. There were many grand live oak trees.