Inglis Falls, in the south end of Owen Sound, was the 6th frozen waterfall I visited recently. It's the largest waterfalls in the region, and a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. I've been stopping there for most of my life on and off. And this is one waterfall that I have pictures of from all four seasons - something I'd like to get for all of the falls I've featured recently.
Here's Inglis Falls as it is today, completely frozen over, though there are little open patches in the stream downslope from this. This is so frozen after late February's bitter weather that people have been climbing over it - definitely not a safe thing to do!
This is the same Inglis Falls early last May, when spring runoff is still high. And I certainly used both my tripod and a filter to get this shot, one of my favourite of the falls so far. Do you see the rainbow?
In comparison, the summer flow is a trickle, with more rock than water; still it's a beautiful waterfalls. This is perhaps the way most people see it, taken in mid-July.
With heavy fall rains the water volume surges again, though not as high as in the spring. This picture was in late October last fall. Because the falls is surrounded by Cedar trees, there's not much fall colour.
And yes, like all the others, Inglis Falls had two mills, both a grist mill and a lumber mill. This illustration on the side of a small remaining building shows the old mill well, from both above and below. I'm told that my Great-grandfather carried his grain to this mill to be ground.
And just a hint of tomorrow's frozen waterfall, Indian Falls, the most spectacular of all these falls I've visited recently. Please return to see it!
All of these photos except the fall view are sunny,