Watery Wednesday # 72: Dry Falls in Winter

Dry Falls, Highlands, North Carolina. December 12, 2009.

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There really is water in this picture (the white streak on the right), so this qualifies for Watery Wednesday.  The picture was taken at Dry Falls in the Cullasaja Gorge west of Highlands, North Carolina.  Dry Falls is a beautiful waterfall with a misleading name that Betsy and I have visited several times.

Normally it is possible to walk behind the falls, but in December, 2009, when this picture was taken, the path was closed.  All that ice made the path very treacherous.  And all that  ice should also dispel the idea that it doesn’t get cold in Dixie.


I’m grateful for the beauty of all seasons.


We’re being threatened with some nasty winter weather Thursday and Friday, so Betsy and I are going to Hendersonville today.  We’re going to have a very full day helping my folks with some Medicare paperwork, so I’m not sure we’ll get back in time for me to post for Thursday morning.  If not, I’ll be back Friday morning.

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13 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 72: Dry Falls in Winter”

  1. Happyone Says:

    Have a safe trip. We’re supposed to be getting snow Friday into Saturday. I’m hoping it stays south this time. 🙂

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Oh,I hope the weather is not in any way endangering you.Stay safe.

  3. imac Says:

    Good luck with the paperwork George.
    Nice falls too.

  4. Jen Says:

    That walk behind the falls would be dangerous if one of those
    icicles fell too!
    Have a safe trip!

  5. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    What a great shot of the icicles! I’m sure I would have been afraid to get even that close in the front! I hope you have a good trip; good that you’re going before the weather gets bad; we are to get the same on Thursday or friday.

  6. Rose Says:

    I hope you have a safe trip; that picture is certainly frozen water. Even if the other wasn’t there.

  7. Neal Says:

    I hope Betsy gets her long awaited snow. I know that will make her happy and you want have to listen to her gripe about not getting any snow…just kidding. 🙂 That’s a beautiful shot of icicles. kind of makes me cold just looking at them.

  8. Cheryl Says:

    That is so amazing! I am drawn back to the photo over and over. Have a safe trip!

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh Brrrrr! That looks and of course is very icy. But then again it is beautiful in all it’s icy glory. MB

  10. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That certainly is an cold view of the falls.

  11. Carletta Says:

    I’ve been behind that falls George! It is a beautiful spot!
    I’d love to see it in person like your photo.
    Have a safe trip!

  12. Louise Cannon Says:

    How beautiful. I love frozen waterfalls or just the water that seeps out of cliffs. When we took my daughter to TN in December/January, both girls were amazed at all the giant icicles on cliffs beside the road. Since we live in a desert, they’re just not used to that. The first weekend after we left her there, they climbed the stalagmite part of a waterfall. Water is a wonderful thing, even frozen.

  13. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    I’ve never seen a frozen waterfall but your photo is wonderful 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

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