Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Reflections on Falling Water

This post is for Joyful Reflections who spends a good part of her life with her husband chasing waterfalls in the Southern U.S.  This post is also for all others who find waterfalls intriguing, frightening, awe inspiring, and breathtaking.  This is for those who are amazed that rushing water can wear away entire mountains with patience and tenacity in the blink of an eon and create a dashing river on the plains, for those who can watch forever dancing water falling happily and relentlessly to the sea, and for those of us who worry about what this will mean when this all comes to a terrifying end as the glaciers melt.

There are hundreds (thousands?) of waterfalls in Canada. In the east the most famous is Niagara, of course. In the west, Canadian Rockies have many junior cousins just as interesting.  For those of you content to live vicariously through my blog, make some tea and then listen to the water splashing, roaring and laughing in Canada in the photos below.  (No I did not set the camera to stop-blur the water...should really do that sometime.   And I didn't keep track of the names except for Troll falls...which I failed to show below!)









11 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

I love waterfalls and you've gotten some magnificent ones there.

deb said...

just gorgeous.

Hilary said...

Oh yes.. I love waterfalls. It's been ages since I've been to Niagara Falls - only an hour and change from my place but it's so touristy that it takes away from the wonder. We do have many lovely falls nearer to home all along the Niagara Escarpment though. It might be time for a hike. Thanks for these wonderful shots.

Brian Miller said...

great shots...love waterfalls...on our honeymoon we went to a mountin in PA that had 27 falls...gorgeous place...

Celia said...

Wonderful, there are many lovely waterfalls tucked in the woods and hills coming up the Columbia Gorge from Portland, especially on the Oregon side. The lesser known ones are a wonder to hike up to and enjoy the sounds and the sights. Thanks for bringing these to us.

Scarlet Ily said...

These photos remind me of my trips to Letchworth Park in upstate NY and of course, Niagara Falls. Thanks for the memories, my friend, and for sharing your "reflections on falling water."

slommler said...

Love the photos and the waterfalls. I can hear the roar and feel the mists!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Annie in Austin said...

The waterfall photos are beautiful, Tabor - it's been awhile since we were near one.

Honeymoons and Waterfalls go together, it seems... remember seeing one named "Bridal Veil Falls" when we were on ours.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Dave King said...

I'm content to live vicariously for now - but I still want to see them for myself sometime soon!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Wow----I'm so glad you told me about this post... Am I following the wrong one?????? These are gorgeous... I SO want to visit that area... Can you imagine how much George and I would love it.... You could hear us saying WOW WOW WOW at each place we saw one....

Thanks SO much for sharing this --and for telling me to check it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kerry said...

I never tire of watching water.