Monday, December 14, 2009

My World Tuesday - Snoqualmie Falls

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to stop and see Snoqualmie Falls. The falls are about 30 miles (48 km) east of Seattle, Washington. Over 1.5 million people visit every year and I think they all showed up along with me on Saturday. But it was worth the hassles of finding a parking space in the lot farthest from the falls and walking down to see them.

Some quick facts about Snoqualmie Falls:

Height of falls: 268 ft (82 m)
River: Snoqualmie River
Type: Curtain
Average Width: 100 ft (30 m)
Number of Drops: 1
* Courtesy of Wikipedia

The falls were showing the effects of the below-freezing temperatures we've had for the past couple of weeks. It was impressive seeing the icicles and layers of heavy frost and ice on the nearby walls.





You might think these pictures are in black and white, but they are not. It was just the color of the gray rocks and white ice and water.

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13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

OMG Sally! The falls look so different in winter!!! So different from my shots last summer! I can't believe it!! And these are fantastic captures! Now I want to go again!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Stine in Ontario said...

OH! Look at all those icicles. This is amazing. No wonder the parking lot was crowded!

Photo Cache said...

Whoa! Now that's a good visit. I love the icicles. It must be really cold.

Barb said...

Sally, These photos of Snoqualmie Falls are just incredible. Brrrr - the photos make me shiver - it looks mighty cold there. I DID think you took in B & W! The shots are great! Very dramatic.

Johnny Nutcase said...

fantastic photos! that's some serious ice!

Lantaw said...

wow! amazing scenery! its difficult to get good shots in a weather like that

Samson said...

WOW! Stunning... 1st shot is superb

Powell River Books said...

I love the icicles! I'm sure the falls are lovely in the summer, but they are spectacular in the winter for sure. I invite you to come see my snowy airport. - Margy

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh my gosh! Those are fabulous shots of the falls. I have been there, but in September...nothing like this! These are fabulous shots!

JOE TODD said...

After looking at your photos I have to go put my coat on LOL. Very nicely done.

JC said...

Wow ... I've only been to see the Falls in Summer ...

** please help me find a home for the boys .. stop by my blog and mention them on yours **

Dirkjogt said...

Wow! Great fall, and very nice pictures. You could have fooled me, I thought they were in B&W.

Arija said...

Spectacular, stupendous, how absolutely wonderful is that? Your waterfall is so well captured in its headlong frozen flight.