Saturday Through My Lens: Hillsborough River State Park

This week's Saturday Through My Lens features the natural Florida beauty of the Hillsborough River State Park.

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida natureOur very first camping trip with Harvey the RV was at Hillsborough River State Park.

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida nature

It is an unbelievably beautiful and serene park.

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida nature

And we weren't the only ones hanging out and relaxing.

Hillsborough River State Park, turtle on a log

Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park

Beauty is all around us if you just take the time to look.

Red leaf at Hillsborough River State Park

I particularly enjoyed strolling on the numerous nature trails, many of which have weathered boardwalks winding through the woods.

Hillsborough River State ParkIf you take a walk early in the morning, you can catch the morning dew still sleeping in the spider's webs woven along the boardwalk rails.

Spiderweb of dew drops  at I particularly enjoyed strolling on the numerous nature trails, many of which have weathered boardwalks winding through the woods.

Hillsborough River State Park

I was fascinated by the tiny droplets and how they reflected the light around them.

Hillsborough River State Park

 Hillsborough River State Park

And if you take your time on the boardwalk trails, you never know who might stop to say hello!

a blue dragonfly at Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park dragonfly

 But everything at Hillsborough River State Park isn't just calm and serene.  There are a few spots of rapid, fast-moving water.

Hillsborough River State Park

And some of the woodland creatures we met were just as playful as the bubbling water.

Hillsborough River State Park Squirrel

Hillsborough River State Park Squirrel

squirrels at Hillsborough River State Park

But for the most part, Hillsborough River State Park is a great place to take it easy and go with the flow.

Hillsborough River State Park

Where's your favorite place to go to relax and connect with nature?

8 Replies to “Saturday Through My Lens: Hillsborough River State Park”

  1. You really could have your pictures and the information that you say about each of them published. You do an awesome job!!!!

      1. Thank you Goddess Howe – Florida has the best sunsets -especially after a rainstorm – I was also thinking of taking pictures. By the way, your pictures really are awesome, eye-catching, and artistic.

  2. What beautiful scenery God provides for us to enjoy! And you have a talent for sharing it. Maybe you can be our guide some time. (another of your talents)

    1. Thank you! We’ve actually talked about taking you to Hillsborough for a visit. When the weather is a bit cooler, of course!

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