My World: Is Dry

Cane Creek below Cane Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. October 17, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Sunday Betsy and I went to Fall Creek Falls State Park to have lunch with two of Betsy’s cousins who are here visiting friends.  We had a wonderful (and delicious) meal at the lodge and enjoyed lots of laughs and conversation.

Of course, Betsy and I couldn’t go to Fall Creek Falls without checking in to see the waterfalls.  We were shocked to see how little water there was.  There was no discernible water going over Cane Creek Falls, and the creek bed below the falls was essentially dry, as you can see from the picture above (those are shadows of trees across the creek bed).

Cane Creek Cascade, Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee. October 17, 2010.

Cane Creek Cascade, which is further upstream, brought even a greater shock.  This is all the water I could see flowing over the ledge.  The picture below shows Cane Creek Cascade as it looked when we were there in April.

Cane Creek Cascade, Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee. April 21, 2010.

We could really use some rain here on the Plateau.  If you have any rain to spare, please send it our way.


Betsy and I are taking a blog break for a few days.  I’ll visit when I can, but probably won’t post for several days.

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21 Responses to “My World: Is Dry”

  1. Susie Says:

    Oh my goodness that is little water. Sorry but I have no rain to spare. We are as dry as you guys.

  2. Pam Says:

    Out of small puddles, big rivers spring and turn into wonderful waterfalls… eventually! its all up to Mother nature and Him.

    Hope your week gos well, George.

  3. Jenn Jilks Says:

    We still have mosquitoes in Perth!

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    I am sending rain–ASAP!! MB

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Beautiful falls! I’ll happily send rain!! Hope you have an enjoyable blogging break!


  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Goodness, i’m really glad that you showed us the older picture for comparison, I can understand the severity of the draught now!

  7. ewok1993 Says:

    We have the same thing here with Yosemite – the best time to see the falls is during late spring when the snow melts, but that only depends on how much snowfall the Sierra Nevada gets in the winter time.

    We had some sprinkling this Sunday, which of course did not last all day. So by 3 pm there was Mr. Sun and gone was the wonderful rainy day.

    We could use a lot of rain here too. Hope you get enough rainfall this year.

  8. Sandra Says:

    that is scary to me, George, that the water falls are trickles. we are in drought here and have been for 4 year, we are so dry now, our yard is black sand, it is frighting that our water supplies are getting low and everyone keeps wasting what we have. water is live giving and we have to have it to live.

  9. jlshall (Joysweb) Says:

    That really does look dry. Hope you get some rain soon. I’d love to send you some, but we haven’t had any actual rain lately – just clouds and gray skies. I’m hoping for sunshine here!

  10. NCMountainwoman Says:

    We’re lamenting the same thing here, so we’ve none to spare. Breaks my heart to see so many visible rocks that should be under water.

  11. Mildred Says:

    Amazing to see the difference between the two visits! It seems so many are suffering from dry weather.

  12. Karin Says:

    It’s almost unbelievable that those are pictures of the same falls. That is sad. Lord, please send the rains again!

  13. Kathy Says:

    WHOA! What a remarkable difference! I’m sending rain your way today…at least as best I can.

  14. Hilda Says:

    Gosh, that’s pretty bad. Wish I could send you some of our rainfall. We’ve just had a strong typhoon over the weekend and the damage to our northern provinces was bad. And another is on the way this weekend!

  15. dayphoto Says:

    Maybe our rain/snow will make it across the middle and land near you soon. Or the hurricane will send showers up your way.


  16. Mary Says:

    I know what you mean. It is so dry here, I’m beginning to despair that it will ever rain again! I always thought I lived in a place with plenty of water…but not lately. Everytime the paper says “chance of rain” I get my hopes up, but it never happens. I hope we both get some rain soon.

  17. Reader Wil Says:

    I also saw this in Norway, where we uasually saw impressive waterfalls, but some years ago the same waterfalls were nothing more than a poor dripping leak.

  18. Judy Says:

    I can see that the water level is down. The world is changing…

  19. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: I really enjoy to see your love of waterfalls. The photos are really neat.

  20. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful water falls. The contrast in the water falls between two times is beautifully brought out.

  21. Gennaro Says:

    Beautiful waterfalls. Too bad the rains haven’t come to maintain them.

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