Friday, March 07, 2008

Niagara Falls

This is my contribution for Skywatch Friday. It was taken just about two years ago around this time of year at Niagra Falls, NY.This place is still awe inspiring when you visit.It is amazing the sheer volume of water that falls over the falls here. I remember that when you were walking along by the side of it you could almost feel the vibration of the falls thru the ground on your feet.

I also would like to add my contributions to One Single Impression. The topic this week was change.

Glaciers melt
as earth becomes warmer
Planet in crisis.

Walking in the night
Frogs singing their mating call
Springtimes Alarm Clock.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

People say that walking on water is a miracle; but to me, walking peacefully on Earth is the real miracle."Thich Nhat Hanh

60 comments:

quintarantino said...

This is a truly wonderful photo.
Loved it quite a lot.
By the way, your link in WOMTIG isn´t working because you missed a letter on "imperfect". Guess you should know about this.

Craver Vii said...

That's an incredible image. I can just imagine the thunderous roar.

Sharon said...

That is a great photo! I love the way the mist and clouds seem to blend together!

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a wonderful picture,and the waterfall is beautiful:o)

Lyn said...

amaazing photo. I was there about 15 years ago. it really takes your breath away. great shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi
Your link was not working so I have done it again...

This picture is very beautiful I hope others have not missed it.

Tom

GAWO said...

A incredible photo. I visit the water falls many years ago, and I hope to come back some say.

CherryPie said...

Wow! this is amazing what a wonderful photograph :-)

Thank You for visiting my blog!

lissa said...

Wow! love the image. You take the most amazing pictures.

I like your second poem.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shot. Make me long to visit there again.

marcia said...

oh I love it what memories that conjures up Thank you

Berit said...

WOW so beautiful and amazing!!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Fantastic and a wonderful photo!!! I love it! I can almoust hear the sound of the watherfalls;)
Thank you for chearing this photo with us:)
Hane a nice weekend:)

VĂ­ said...

absolutely stunning...

Carole said...

What a goregous view of the falls you've captured! Beautiful photo.

Kim said...

Isn't it amazing? I have been there twice and enjoyed it both times. Great shot, you really captured the majesty of it.

Willard said...

Wow, that is a stunning photograph!

Willard said...

Wow, that is a stunning shot!

RuneE said...

Thank you for the picture - I once missed seeing it.

Petunia said...

WOW! So beautiful! Amazing! Have a nice weekend!

byrningbunny said...

Aren't the falls spectacular? I remember the rumble underfoot and how loud it was. Good shot.

I also loved your words. Good teaming.

Tammy said...

I was there four years ago and it was overcast but amazing! Enjoyed your haiku. :)

Annie said...

Power, sheer drop and sheer power. I remember it from 40 years ago when I was there, the one and only time.

imac said...

Beautiful - just beautiful. ive always wanted to go there.

Nice sky watch.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

ellen b said...

This is a marvelous photo. It's been so long since I've seen Niagara Falls. Just beautiful...

Ida said...

A wonderful photo.
Very well captured! :)))
Happy weekend.

Marie said...

Absolutely stunning!

SandyCarlson said...

This is a stunning photo, and your poems are equally gorgeous. I'm not so far from these falls, so I think I should give them a try on your recommendation!

storyteller said...

This is a gorgeous photo of Niagara Falls and your poem is wonderful! Thanks for the link to One Single Impression. I’ve joined the blogroll and plan to share poetry of my own on one (or both) of my blogs … perhaps starting tomorrow at Sacred Ruminations with this first prompt. As always … I love the quote. Thich Nhat Hanh is a favorite of mine.
Hugs and blessings,

Carla said...

That is a gorgeous picture!

And to answer your question: Fairfield Glade is in east Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. Nashville is about 116 miles to the west & Knoxville is about 75 miles to the east of us. The closest town is little ole Crossville.

Shelby said...

Stunning and wondeful captured photo! Happy Friday Yolanda :)

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - this is absolutely breathtaking!!! Amazing!

Mary said...

Love the photo of the Falls from the American side. Is that the Casino I can see on the Canadian side?

Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is very impressive i love the way you caught the sky and the fall & mist

qualcosa di bello said...

you have given verse to one of my favorite sounds in the year...those spring frog choruses! lovely...

Islandsparrow said...

Stunning photo!

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

This is a fantastic image!

Santilli

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Those frogs are also guaranteed insomnia some nights, grin. I enjoyed these.

The photo is incredible. I have only seen Snoqualmie Falls, taller, but so much smaller and I found it incredible, I can only imagine the wonder of what you saw.

Angie said...

Hi,
That is just amazing! I'm deafened by the roar of the water!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful photo, it's awe inspiring.

Crafty Green Poet said...

stunning photo! I love great waterfalls though I've never been to Niagra. Your first haiku has an important message!

Mimi said...

beautiful picture...

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey Yolanda,

What a beautifull spring water, wonderfull and so lovely:)

Thanks for visiting my skywach Friday, and enjoy your weekend too!
Greetings from JoAnn Holland

guild-rez said...

Your picture is fantastic and shows the beauty of the Falls.
If you have the chance to visit the Falls during the winter, covered in snow and ice..looks like winter wonderland.
cheers from Toronto.

Dick said...

Very impressive, I wish I could see it in person.

STP said...

Beautiful image and an interesting mix of environmentalism and the freshness of spring's start.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I love the Thich Nhat Hanh quote ... and your poems are a clear reminder to the short and long-term changes in nature. Peace, JP/deb

maryt/theteach said...

Yolanda, Gorgeous picture of the Falls. Went there on my honeymoon! Love your haiku. Beautiful! My "One Single IMpression is here :)

Daniel J Santos said...

One excellent image, great post.

Uma por Dia said...

This is a very beautiful photo. Looks like a postcard

Inland Empire Girl said...

Very impressive picture. This is a place I would love to visit.

John Theberge said...

Thanks, for the nice comment about my beach photo, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I liked your Niagra photo, most pictures I see are taken from are head on, I liked this different perspective.

Karen said...

No matter how many pics or videos you see of the Falls, it is still awe-inspiring when you experience it in person! Lovely, lovely photo!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I saw the falls when I was 13, and your photo reminds me about why I want to go back someday. Truly awesome shot.

Amy said...

Yolanda,

This photo brings wonderful memories! I took my sons to Niagara back in 2001. We did Journey Behind the Falls on the Canadian side, and we actually stood behind the roaring waters. It was ... in a word... awesome.

Thanks for an uplift during this time in my life!

Travis said...

What an image. This is a terrific photo. I have always wanted to see those falls. Someday I will make it there.

meggie said...

Just beautiful. Both photo & verse.

becky voyles said...

My family has been here for a wonderful vacation so I love this shot.I have been keeping up with your blog since Susannah's postcard swap back during the summer. You have an amazing and inspiring blog. Tried to email you to tell you this. I have noticed you have been commenting on my blog.Thanks for your kind comments. They made my day.

Kerri said...

Wow! Fantastic shot! I have never been to Niagra Falls...I would love to visit.

Your poem is very nice as well!

flyingstars said...

WoW..this is a very beautifully captured shot...lovely view!