Creative writing and underwater photographs by 5th graders in Ms. Craine & Ms. Maxwell’s classes:
“The leaves are green with a hint of pink. Somewhere in there, there may be some orange. The ripples in the river show that it is raining.” – Celeste
“The sound of bird calls echoes the spring.” – Ahnaf
“The water is as clear as the turquois tinted glass!” – Will G.
“Birds that live at Blue Springs chirp. The chirps are as clearly heard as a sad song on a quiet day.” – William W.
“The water is as blue as a slurpee!” – Ella
“When the brownish-black river meets the blue-clear spring water, the sand and water seems golden.” – Tessa
“A living creature I saw in the water was a turtle. It blended in with the grass.” – Tamani
Under the water, there are fish
Every way gorgeous
Never want to leave
Great water source
“The pitter patter of the rain is very soothing.” – Beatrix
“The delicate yellow sunfish feeding on the green frizzy plant life with its mother.” – Shravya
“The Blue Springs sounds very calming like running water.” – Da’nae
“You can see that at the bottom of the water it had sparkling rocks.” – Jonasia
“The fresh smell of the buttercup yellow flowers” – Ashiri
“The water made a very beautiful, long, slim, colorful path. Graceful color and scene.” – Shanaya
“The water is clear as glass!” – Ryan
“I can hear rain tik-tik-ticking as it hits my jacket hood, chilling my fingers, ears, and nose.” – Alana
Lots of animals
Recycle to keep it clean
Raw and natural
“The smell of a campfire burning overnight.” – Habiba
“The Suwannee Cooter moves calmly against the ripples, as graceful as a dancer.” – Nolan
“A Seminole killifish with a stripe and dots moved throughout the river.” – Daniel
“The Suwannee Cooter is one animal. It has a yellow and black head and loves to eat grass.” – Keira
“The water is as transparent as glass!” – Ben M.
Blue Springs poem, by Diego
The water is like glass
Some fish include bass
“The smell of the damp earth and the water smelled wet and fresh.” – Greyson
“The sunfish had scales like gemstones…” – Gus
“The fog shows that the water is warmer than the air.” – Carli
“One living creature I saw in the water was a Suwannee Cooter, a type of turtle with thin yellow lines on its back and many algae-covered scutes.” – Kelsey
River Rap, by Tara
I smell sweet sap
I see fresh grass
as well as bass!
I smell a campfire!
The water is sapphire
I see the water flowing
The wind is blowing
I see insects and birds!
“The beautiful Santa Fe River had a tan-ish tinge to it from the stain of the cypress trees’ bark. The water in the Santa Fe River moved slower than the quickly running water in the spring.” – Rachel X.
“The sound of a squirrel crawling down a tree reminds me of a person that has somewhere to go, but the squirrel enjoys the beautiful environment.” – Evelyn
“Blue Springs is awesome
I love this experience
I want to come back.” – Chase
“Blue Springs: crystal clear. Provides homes for fish and plants Smells of fresh, clean rain.” – Nathan
“The rain drops hitting the cool, blue water sounded like the soft, slow playing of a drum.” – Marek
“Swimming in Blue Springs
Looking at life in water.
Walking on boardwalk” – John
“I hear the rain, barely audible, falling on the water with a hissing sound and a wood pecker hammering in a tree.” – Aubrey
“A small fish slickly swims through the water. It is following a Suwannee cooter, a turtle. It’s a small and sleek turtle, and gracefully glides through the water underneath its brown shell.” – Aimee