August 25, 2011

Close enough to feel the mist

Close enough to feel the mist

The unbearably hot summer we had gave me a new appreciation for waterfalls. We’ve got quite a few lovely waterfalls here in the northeast, but we also spent a lot of time standing in the misty spray of waterfalls when we were vacationing in the northwest.

15 comments:

Digger said...

Uh. Wow!

Phil said...

Multnomah Falls? You drove through the Gorge?

Sabrina said...

hey, you're right down the road. kinda. hi. :)

jo(e) said...

Phil: I was trying to remember the name of the falls! Yes, we drove through the Gorge. What beautiful scenery.

jo(e) said...

Sabrina: Hi!

Silver Fox said...

Ooh! My favorite falls. :)

kathy a. said...

gorgeous! good choice, taking the photo from not on that bridge. it's not that i lack faith in engineering genius, but my body doesn't believe in taunting gravity that way.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Hey, I recognized that bridge right away! Did you hike all the way to the top? --- I have a lot of affection for Multnomah Falls; in autumn 2000 hiking along the stream that creates those falls, my husband and I decided I'd stop taking the pill and we'd see what happened... I got a son out of that day's decision.

I hope you liked Oregon!

Mom2BJM(Amy) said...

Aw, I love Multnomah Falls! Wish I lived closer - the 2ish years we lived in Oregon was not long enough!

Kyla said...

Beautiful!

It is so hot here that a big part of me wants to drop all my classes, just to avoid the walk to campus! ;)

jo(e) said...

Jennifer: We only had time to walk up to the bridge -- we were just passing through -- but that was a cool view.

We loved Oregon, especially the coast.

undine said...

Multnomah Falls! Now I'm wondering which beaches you went to; your pictures were so beautiful.

jo(e) said...

Undine: We stayed a night in Port Angeles, and then a night in La Push, right on First Beach, and walked to Second Beach and Third Beach. Then we stopped at Cannon Beach (I think that was the name -- the cliff island there was called Haystack), and stayed a couple of nights on Rockaway Beach near the Twin Rocks.

Phil said...

Ah, get downwind from Haystack and you experience, courtesy of our avian friends, the Devil's morning breath.

Jenn @ Spejory said...

This is beautiful! I have lived in the Midwest most of my life, but spent 3 months living in Oregon 20 years. I miss this!