Friday, February 3, 2017

An Icy Walters Falls

I've got one more post worth of winter pictures to share before I run out.  These are of Walter's Falls from about a month ago, and reveal a waterfalls largely encased in ice.

Walters Falls is right in the village of the same name, on the site of the former old sawmill.  Some of the old foundations and pipes are still visible, and there's a walkway where you can walk right out and look down on the falls.

The water is split into two streams by a big pillar of bedrock in the middle. but there's enough spray that the rock gets covered with ice.

Lots of ice pillars and pillows around the two streams of water plunging over the falls.

The far side of the valley and all the hanging tree branches are totally frosted from the spray.

It's an interesting view down the ravine below, with the stream meandering back and forth.

I always like to stop and get a picture of this old building, the only part of the old mill complex still standing, with the small dam that creates the millpond behind it.  As soon as I can drive again I want to get out and photograph more winter waterfalls.


15 comments:

  1. That looks like the nose of an airplane to me. What amazing ice formations you captured here. :-)

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  2. Gorgeous falling water frozen mid air like that! Your photos look like postcards!

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  3. Walters Falls looks pretty good in the winter. Actual I have been there a few times and the falls looks good any time of the year.

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  4. How cold it was to freeze the flowing water like that! Love that winter light!

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  5. Pretty but it sure must be COLD!!

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  6. These are beautiful in the winter! I'm reminded of needing to get to the two waterfalls here for some winter photography.

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  7. Looks awfully cold but very pretty . Lovely photos the last with the old mill is my fave . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  8. Oh brrr! Lovely images and I am glad we don't have snow and freeze like that here. Still perfect photo ops.
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  9. So beautiful, and oh, so wonderful.

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  10. Beautiful photos of this falls. I like the blue ice.

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