Watery Wednesday: West Prong Falls

West Prong Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. December 11, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

2011 was a ‘wet’ year in our part of Tennessee, with an above-average rainfall.  The results of this rainfall was apparent to Betsy and me when we visited the Smokies last month.  Waterfalls in December are often reduced to a trickle, but the water-levels were up when we visited.

West Prong Falls is a pretty little waterfall on the road to Cades Cove.  I didn’t bushwhack to the base of the falls, but the light and shadows on the water when viewing the waterfall from the road were pretty.

West Prong Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. December 11, 2011.

My zoom lens let me get a closer look at a part of the falls.

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18 Responses to “Watery Wednesday: West Prong Falls”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    2011 was far from wet here. Everything was all dried up.

    Love the watery photos and the new header.

  2. Maple Lane Says:

    I can almost hear the water falling. Very pretty, George.

  3. Sandra Says:

    beautiful and looks almost like it is frozen. is there an EAST prong falls? sorryyyyy had to ask…

  4. Linda Gross Says:

    Love, love, love your photographs of the falls. I’m glad you had a gush of water falling over the rocks, rather than a trickle!

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Those falls look beautiful. I love that moving water effect.

  6. Cheryl Says:

    What beautiful falls! I do love reading of your adventures in finding waterfalls.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such gorgeous water falls, George! And such terrific captures, I can almost hear the sound of the water rushing over the rocks! Wonderful! Hope your new year is off to a great start!


  8. jewaicious Says:

    Lovely tones and contrasts.

  9. dayphoto Says:

    Very well done, George! I can see and hear the water and feel the heat of a beautiful summer day.


  10. Minna Says:

    Wonderful pictures – I looked them all:)

  11. Leovi Says:

    Truly gorgeous, I love that white sparkling water, wonderful photo.

  12. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    Wow. These are wonderful. I can just hear the water running…. 🙂

  13. Carletta Says:

    Looks lovely but I bet it was cold! 🙂

  14. Rose Says:

    I wish I was in the mountains now…the water level is up around here, now.

  15. Happyone Says:

    That is amazing. The water looks so smooth!

  16. andrea Says:

    Hi George, I’ve just been to Betsy’s and suddenly found your comment that made me laugh. I bet you have fairly long arms because you’re tall. Do you know that many years ago when we were also confronted by a bridge longer than this one (we were evaluating projects in far areas then), a tall guy tried to pull both railings so i can hold on to one of them. My short arms didn’t allow me to hold on both. Then i slowly walk through following him while looking directly at his nape! Looking down the water will not allow me to push through.

    About your waterfalls now, they are so cute, but i love the effect of the slow shutter. I am also a fan of falls, and i think Betsy knows we chase them too here, I’ve posted the best in my blog too. You should come here to see our falls.

  17. Sartenada Says:

    I watched both photos in bigger format and I love them. Well George, it rained in Finland too last summer and just then when we made our holiday beyond the Arctic Circle.

  18. Mary Says:

    That one is very mesmerizing looking with the amount of water going over it. Beautiful!

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