Withlacoochee River: The name “Withlacoochee” is derived from one of Florida’s Native American tribes, the Creek. It means “Little Big Water”, which makes sense as both floods and droughts have caused the water levels to rise or drop many times over its history. Another meaning is “crooked river”, which accurately describes the twists and turns it makes on its way towards the Gulf of Mexico.
Close to my home is a wondeful small town, New Port Richey, Florida. I’ve shared photos taken in New Port Richey before. Sims Park has been featured in several posts. Last week I stopped by the park early one morning. It was a beautiful spring day with blue skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity. These days are gold because summer in Florida is really hot and humid.
On one side of the park, there is a circular road winding around the Withlacoochee River and Lake Orange. There are lots of trees on the paved path providing shade.
Water views are everywhere.
There are lots of trees with Spanish moss. It is a common sight in southern states bordering the Gulf. (Spanish moss is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon large trees in tropical and subtropical climates.)
Thanks for dropping by.
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