I love to kayak the spring-fed rivers of Florida. This is the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, fed by more than 700 spring boils. I took the photo in the fall. The tree is a red cypress. Normally, cypress trees are what cause the tea-colored water in the spring-fed rivers. There is something amazing about the springs. I truly find peace in them. They give me a reason to continue on my worst days.

Ashlee Condor, a bakery manager, has lived in Kissimmee since age 10, after moving a number of times when her father was in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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