Posts Tagged ‘Fall Creek Falls’

A Special Place on a Special Day

August 28, 2018

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

As many of you know, Fall Creek Falls State Park is a special place for Betsy and me. We had our first ‘real’ date there on April 21, 2001, It was there that we began our waterfall ‘collection’ and, more importantly, it was there that I got my first kiss from the wonderful woman I was with. For these reasons we go back every year on April 21 to celebrate.

Things were a little different this year. The park is undergoing some major renovations and health problems kept us from doing the hike we normally do when visiting the park, We were, however, able to visit Cane Creek Cascade. The picture above was taken near the top of the cascade.

Because of the work being done, a new trail was created from the parking area to the swinging bridge above the cascade. We were treated to a new (for us) waterfall along this trail. It wasn’t very big, but we were still delighted to be able to add it to our collection.

The trail followed Cane Creek for a short distance, and we were able to enjoy the beauty of the flowing water.

Passing under the swinging bridge, we can to a place where we could watch the sparkling water tumble down to the pool below.

But I still think the loveliest sight in Fall Creek Falls is my Beautiful Bride.

Memories of Fall Creek Falls

November 16, 2009
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Fall Creek Falls and Coon Creek Falls. January 8, 2009.

One advantage of the weekend is that I make myself take some time to get things done in the house rather than work outside.  I have a list of indoor projects that’s even longer than the list of outdoor projects!  If I live to see the end of both of those lists, I’m guaranteed to attain a ripe old age.

I managed to work through a folder of pictures taken this past January when Betsy and I visited Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee.  As you probably know, that is a very special place for the two of us.  Since it is only about an hour away, we do get there fairly often, although we’ve rarely been there in the winter.

One advantage of going in the winter is that the view of some of the falls is not as obstructed as it is when there are leaves on the trees.  And the water flow is usually better than it is in late summer or autumn.  We even got a bonus by visiting a small waterfall, Wildcat Falls, on the way to the park.  It is usually only a trickle but there was a pretty good flow when we stopped by, so of course we took some pictures there as well.

The picture above is of Fall Creek Falls and its smaller companion, Coon Creek  Falls.  To see more of our visit to Fall Creek Falls click HERE.

Skywatch # 41

April 24, 2009
Clouds over Cane Creek Gorge.  April 21, 2009.

Clouds over Cane Creek Gorge. April 21, 2009.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  Last week over 300 people shared their view of the sky.  To see more, or to join, click HERE.

The picture above was taken this past Tuesday at Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee.  The waterfalls are usually the main attraction of this park.  We did enjoy the waterfalls, but the day was bright and sunny with many clouds floating in the blue sky.

This picture was taken at the Fall Creek Falls Overlook, but I was looking across Cane Creek Gorge.  Cane Creek Gorge is about 15 miles long and is sometimes referred to as Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.  It is very impressive, but on this day so was the sky above it.

Skywatch Friday 26 and an Anniversary

January 8, 2009
The moon in a blue sky at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee.  January 8, 2009.

The moon in a blue sky at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. January 8, 2009.

Since Betsy and I enjoyed our trip to Ozone Falls so much on Wednesday, we decided to drive to Fall Creek Falls State Park yesterday.  That park is special to us and contains five waterfalls.  There was relatively little water the last time we were there and we wanted to see what effect the rains of the past two weeks had on them.

There was lots of water, and I’m sure I’ll share more about that in the future.  If you can’t wait, Betsy is better organized than I am and has posted some pictures on her blog.

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day on the Plateau.  There wasn’t a cloud in the beautiful blue sky.  As we were driving around the Gorge Scenic Drive, we stopped at an overlook to enjoy the “Grand Canyon of Tennessee”.  As we went back to the car I noticed the moon in a beautiful sky framed by trees along the road.  You can click on the picture to get a bigger view.

Won’t you join the fun of Skywatch Friday?  You can join or view more pictures from around the world by clicking HERE or on the logo below.

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On a different note I want to note that I started blogging two years ago today.  I started on a different site but  switched to this site in July, 2008, because of technical problems with the first site.  I have no regrets about making the change at all.

In my first post I wrote “Since U. S. News and World Report stated that one of the things a person could do to improve their life is to start a blog, and since I turn 65 in two months, I thought I would give it a try.”

In that first post I noted that we had had a little snow here in the Glade but that Betsy was wanting more.  I noted that the more it snowed, the happier Betsy became.  I guess some things never change!