Watery Wednesday: Wintry Waterfall

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

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Betsy and I usually visit waterfalls in warm weather, but there are advantages to visiting a waterfall in cold weather.  In addition to flowing water, it is often possible to see ice and icicles, which give additional elements to enjoy.

This picture of Dry Falls was taken in December, 2009.  Dry Falls, near Highlands, North Carolina, can be seen from an observation deck fairly near the road.  In warm weather it is possible to walk behind the waterfall, but the path was closed because of ice when we took this this picture.

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22 Responses to “Watery Wednesday: Wintry Waterfall”

  1. diane Says:

    Why would they be called Dry Falls when they are obviously very wet? Love the icicles.

  2. Ms. A Says:

    That looks terribly cold, yet lovely.

  3. Larry Says:

    You guys do such a great job of capturing the water coming over the falls

  4. Sandra Says:

    when i enlarged i could see all those really long icicles. they are beautiful and i can see why it was closed.

  5. Neal Says:

    I like the icicles! That is a very beautiful waterfall!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Terrific capture and what beautiful icicles! I love the name — Dry Falls!!! Fortunately, it doesn’t live up to its name!!! Hope your week is going well, George! Enjoy!

  7. Carletta Says:

    I know this waterfall George! I’ve been behind it with my hubby and kids.
    This is a gorgeous winter shot of it.

  8. The Incredible Woody Says:

    We visited Niagara Falls in the depths of winter. It was an experience to remember!

  9. faye Says:

    I think this must be sparkling water, George! Even though your access may be limited in winter, the photo possibilities should be even better. BTW, I noticed the “my world” post previously. I’m going to investigate–treasure my photos of all the countries I’ve visited.

  10. Kim,USA Says:

    A dreamy water. Awesome shot!

    Watery Wednesday

  11. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    This picture is perfect for this time of year. The icicles look like Christmas decorations.

  12. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That is some great flow over Dry Falls.

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This really is wintry looking, and it sure isn’t dry now!!

  14. ann nz Says:

    Yesterday, I was watching a TV documentary, a young professor in South America at a waterfall. I was thinking, what is his credentials? He is too young. I would rather have you and Betsy explaining the environment.

    Then in the news, he was on again. I wasn’t so impressed with him, so I didn’t catch his name.

  15. Antonette Says:

    What a terrific shot!

  16. Rose Says:

    that looks like an awful lot of water coming over the falls…

  17. Pam Says:

    Dry Falls is simply gorgeous and has a mighty flow. The long icicles decorate the winter scene beautifully, but I wouldn’t want to walk under them.

  18. Tanya Says:

    my gosh, that’s a huge waterfall! looks so cold with all the ice…beautiful!

  19. ewok1993 Says:

    now that is a lot of water. it must splash everywhere.

  20. ladyfi Says:

    This is just lovely!

  21. Leovi Says:

    Really spectacular, beautiful photo, I love this waterfall.

  22. sartenada Says:

    Gorgeous George. It was very interesting to see wintry falls. Those icicles completed Your photo so nicely.

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