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Where I live...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 24 February 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Mermaids over Weeki Wachee Springs...

* * * I chose this image to depict the area in which I live.

The city of Weeki Wachee was established in 1966. With a population of a dozen or so, it is easily the least populated city in the Tampa Bay area!

The city was incorporated to put Weeki Wachee on road maps and to protect and preserve the roadside attraction Weeki Wachee Springs, which premiered its first underwater theater show in 1947. The spring is a natural wonder in itself, with more than 117 million gallons of clear, fresh, 72-degree water bubbling up out of its subterranean caverns daily.
The park is now owned by the state of Florida and belongs to the state park system.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 100 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful way of depicting the place you live Judy

24 Feb 2014 6:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely symbol for where you live.

24 Feb 2014 10:53am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing ! It is strange to ave a new city !

24 Feb 2014 11:31am

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

You must have been shattered posing for that, were you the one on the top or bottom . ;>))

24 Feb 2014 1:23pm

@Jeff & Pat: Ha, ha ... and I'm not going to reveal which pose I took. :D

Flagrant-declic from Alsace, France

Excellent composition, but despite the beauty which served as model, I'm not ready to take the pose ;-))
Well done.

24 Feb 2014 2:06pm

@Flagrant-declic: Ha, ha ... I'm not either. ;D

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot to represent where you live. Some of the comments made me laugh. ;-)

24 Feb 2014 2:55pm

don from United States

A great shot of this impressive satiate. Very interesting information about the town and its history.

24 Feb 2014 4:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the feeling of movement, though still and how lovely it looks against that beautiful sky

24 Feb 2014 5:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful tribute to this park Judy! It would appear to be a delightful place to live! ;-)

24 Feb 2014 6:06pm

@Eric Cousineau: This area is about miles from our house, in a direct route to the Gulf of Mexico.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautifully-framed shot of this sculpture with an intriguing background story on Weeki Wachee!!

24 Feb 2014 7:51pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a fascinating statue, judy ... the sculptor must have known something about equilibrium, balance and the median point ... intriguing info on the place, too !

24 Feb 2014 9:09pm

@franz: I wonder if the sculptor used 'mermaids' for his models. ;D

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very attractive frame and statue; great information on the springs … sounds like a lovely place!

25 Feb 2014 12:39am

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie for your comments ... we're very happy on the west central coast of FL.

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante acrobatie

25 Feb 2014 3:48pm

Jola Martysz from Lac-des-Plages, Quebec, Canada

I like the composition. Nice place to live :-)

11 Mar 2014 5:37am

@Jola Martysz: Thank you !

Gerald England from Manchester, United Kingdom

that is a wonderful looking statue

12 Mar 2014 5:37pm

@Gerald England: Thank you, Gerald.

1/320 second
ISO 100
150 mm (35mm equiv.)