Saturday, May 08, 2010

High Falls

Today, youngest child and I had a fun day, venturing to a nearby state forest with several waterfalls.  We went to the highest one, uncreatively named High Falls.  Here are a few pictures.  It's really much bigger than it even begins to appear in a photograph.  You just gotta see it - and hear it - for yourself.

The folk in the picture are probably 100 feet or more in front of the falls.  Click to really embiggen it.


That's me near the base of the falls.  You can't even see the top tier of falls from this angle.  I'm still farther away than you might think.  There is quite a bit of spray from the water, too.

Of course, there are many more spectacular waterfalls in the world.  This ain't no Niagara or Iguassu.  But it's right here in our back yard, and I love it. 

And in other news . . . .

I had a date last night.  A real one.  It was quite nice.  Indeed.  This is a different man from the last date on which i reported.  I really like this guy.  We've known each other a year or so and actually had a meal together before (but that didn't count, exactly), and seen each other at gatherings.  Somehow, for whatever reason, this was different.  Less eventful than you might (like to) imagine, but that's fine.  It was good.

16 comments:

behrmark said...

Beautiful falls...remind me of some I've seen in the Sierra Nevadas. I'm very happy to hear about the date; ecstatic that you really like this man. Believe it or not, I can sense the excitement in your post. And it is good. :)

wcs said...

Beautiful!

Lemuel said...

I love that pic of you standing before the falls! Quite nice - and the falls are nice, too. [*EG*!] Seriously it is a very beautiful picture.
Congrats on the date! I hope things continue to go well with the relationship.

Jonasy said...

Simply beautiful. Nice legs, btw :-)

Ultra Dave said...

Great pic! Glad you had a great date too!

LivingFiction said...

Glad you had time to be a "dad" yesterday ... and a "date" later that night ;-).

Cubby said...

Good news! Glad you had a nice date and a good day at the falls. They sure look inviting...

MICK said...

WHOA! That's an excellent pic, Joe. I can feel the spray of the water and I don't even have my 3D glasses on! Glad you could spend it with your son. I'm not aware of anything like that waterfall here in NM...maybe up north but nothing in 'my back yard'.

Congrats on the date...hope it turns into a second one!

Ice John's World said...

Nice picture! Great to know that you had a good date too!

BentonQuest said...

Great pix! Great to hear about the new guy! I am happy and excited for you! (Help me! I can't stop using exclamation points!!)

Ur-spo said...

I am glad you had a nice date; may there be many more either with him or others.

manxxman said...

So we all know where you can take him on your second date.....you have your own mini Niagara.....how romantic.....and I won't even tell him it wasn't your idea.

Anonymous said...

Please tell us where these falls are. I live in the foothills of Appalachia, but I don't recognize them.
And BTY, I miss your blog list. You had some interesting blogs listed there.
Thanks for everything,
Brother Bear

Greg said...

Spectacular waterfalls! It's always nice to have something like a state park or natural wonder close by.

And bravo on the date!

AJohnP said...

Great pictures....great date!! :)

Mark said...

Gorgeous~ bet that was a fun day!