Friday, May 23, 2008

Return to Ginger Ale Springs...

Waterfall
I wrote about Ginger Ale Springs here previously. It is a small natural spring in Longwood, Florida that was possibly used in a Ginger Ale bottling plant, hence the name. Very few people seem to know about it even though it is just a few meters from the road.

Recently I returned to Ginger Ale Springs to see if anything changed from my last visit. Stuff did change. Much of the foliage between the spring and the road has been trimmed back. There were no longer any ginger plants along the path leading up to the spring either. Much of the random junk that surrounded the spring pool also disappeared. The Virgin Mary and the Barbie Dolls in the trees are all gone.
No More Virgin Mary...
It seems like all of this has been replaced though with a new collection of junk around the spring. I spotted a decorated CD, an angel up in a palm tree, and flower pots...
Ginger Ale Angel
Ginger Ale CD
Keep Your Potted Plants in the Jungle...
The flower pot is sort of perplexing, trying to grow domesticated plants in a jungle-like environment. Whoever puts all of this junk around the spring must be tenacious to have replaced the old collection of junk with a new collection rather quickly.

As for the spring itself, not much has changed. It's still flowing strong. The guppys are still there. The water still smells. All is good...
Ginger Ale Waterfall
Spring...
Ripples, Shadows, & Fish
Ginger Ale Jungle
I also came across this response to the original video that I posted on Youtube of Ginger Ale Springs that somebody made. By the look of it and the clear view of cars passing by, this was filmed after the trees around the spring were cleaned up and trimmed...

1 comment:

mm said...

I found this spring yesterday. Someone has set up a small nativity scene and there was a candle burning! Apparently it's visited more often than some people think!