Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
We were supposed to get some rain yesterday (Sunday), but it went around us as often happens. The rain was supposed to bring cooler temperatures -- I hope the cooler temperatures will come anyway.
Since we didn't get the rain, I had to settle for a waterfall to bring me some relief. This little drop is just above Baker Falls here in Tennessee.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is Hurricane Falls in Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia. This picture was taken from an observation deck at the bottom of 570 steps leading into the gorge. Fortunately I think this picture is worth the effort needed to climb back up all those steps!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
The picture above was taken from a suspension bridge over Hurricane Falls in Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia. The perspective is a little strange since we're looking down the falls, but the water is clear and sparkling -- something that is definitely needed with all the hot weather we've been having.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Betsy and I celebrated our eighth anniversary on Tuesday. That afternoon we hiked to Panther Falls near the town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia. We had a very enjoyable hike through the forest and when we arrived at the falls we had it all to ourselves. Two waterfall collectors couldn't ask for a better anniversary present.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This picture was taken in our garden earlier this month. About Face is an interesting rose because each petal is darker on the outside and lighter on the inside. The colors seem to change as the buds open, making a very beautiful bush.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I need a cool image to get through the hot weather we've been having. The picture above was made last March when my Beautiful Bride and I spent a couple of days at Serenity Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
It got hot working out in the yard Sunday afternoon, so I wanted something to make me nice and cool. A waterfall fits that bill. Jestice Creek Falls is on Mt. Magazine in Arkansas. This picture was taken in March of this year.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Betsy and I were putting away the bird feeders yesterday evening just before it got dark. We were on the deck behind the house when we both noticed the most incredible fragrance -- the lilies are in bloom. The lily above, Treffer, is one of those lilies we are now enjoying.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I've mentioned that Fall Creek Falls here in Tennessee is a special place for Betsy and me. Fall Creek Falls was the very first waterfall we saw together. In May of this year we found another Fall Creek Falls. This Fall Creek Falls is near Westminster, South Carolina.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The picture above was taken at our house about a week ago. It shows the larger of our two rose beds as well as some of the roses in containers along our driveway. The picture does a pretty good of showing what the roses look like -- it's too bad you have no way to enjoy the fragrance.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Many people have been to Niagara Falls and have seen, enjoyed and pictured the falls. But not as many people have seen what happens to all that water after it goes over one of the falls. The picture above is of the rapids in the Niagara River downstream from the Rainbow Bridge.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The Glade is beautiful just about any time of the day or any season of the year. This picture was taken in the early morning on the fairway of the fourteenth hole of the Druid Hills Golf Course. It's one of my favorite spots, especially when the fog is still in the valley below.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
One of our favorite waterfalls is Serenity Falls, near Cosby, Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Serenity Falls is not a large waterfall, but Betsy and I stayed in a cabin at the base of the falls and had a wonderful time. We plan on going back.