Saturday, April 24, 2010

blount springs

Every day, on the way to school, we pass a white sulphur spring that smells like rotten eggs. It's one of several mineral springs found in Blount Springs, Alabama.

Blount Springs was once a popular resort where people came from all over to heal themselves in the magical mineral water. My father-in-law can still find the spot where the old train station used to be.


white swirls of sulphur in the water

there are several of these ~ i think they're spring portals

an old stone wall


a hollow tree trunk ~ i always wanted to live in one of these when i was a kid

go ahead and make your own caption for this

tree love

16 comments:

edifice rex said...

COOL old stone wall!

mountainmelody said...

Very cool! I've always wanted to go there. Maybe we should all take a field trip one day!

Lythrum said...

I grew up next to Heber Springs in Arkansas that sounds similar. The springs are in a park there and they *stink*. I couldn't imagine going near then much less bathe in them. Interesting story. :)

Journey2thepast said...

Now this looks like a fun adventure!

Lee said...

Dwight is pretty cool.

allison McClendon said...

I love the concept of a spring portal. And that tree appears to be a portal too--to the magic side. Is this the place that's near the entrance to the newish blount springs development?

countrypeapie said...

Hey ER ~ There are some other cool structures, too -- one that looks kind of like a fireplace. I can't quite figure out what everything is.

Hey MM ~ Definitely a good place for a BCB field trip!

Hi Lythrum ~ Yes, very stinky -- the kids kept wanting to run back into the car!

Journey, yes, it was!

Lee, you and the tree seem to agree.

Allison, if you pass the entrance to the Village and then turn right onto CR7, it's down in the woods on your left. You can't miss the smell. The Village has some cool old stone structures from way back when as well.

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Rurality said...

I've been meaning to do a post about Bl Spr forever. Last time I was there, I met a man who said his mother used to always make him drink that water - she told him it was good for him! He shuddered, but then he took a drink. We definitely need to take a field trip, then eat at the Top Hat.

countrypeapie said...

Thanks for stopping by, tagskie!

R, a field trip is definitely in order, esp since I missed the get-together at ER's! I have a friend whose grandfather brushed his teeth with a stick dipped in that water every day of his life and never lost a tooth. (Can't imagine it does much for the breath.)

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Thanks, Joven.

Sara, I agree!