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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Favorites: WATERFALLS


Here are 12 of my favorite waterfalls which we saw for the first time in 2009... This was a hard decision also since we have seen so many... I tried to pick out smaller ones in addition to the large ones. The highlight of our year when it comes to hiking and 'waterfalling' had to have been in October when we visited Tallulah Gorge (GA) for the second time. I have included THREE of those fabulous waterfalls in this list. Above is L'EAU D'OR FALLS (which means "Water of Gold" in French). Below are eleven more of my favorites, in no particular order.




BRASSTOWN VEIL FALLS (Oconee County, SC)





MIDDLE DESOTO FALLS (Desoto Falls Recreation Area, north of Turner's Corner, GA)




HURRICANE FALLS (Tullulah Gorge, GA)





SLICK ROCK FALLS (near Brevard, NC)





CHEOAH FALLS (Fontana Village, NC)





GARVAN GARDENS CASCADES (near Hot Spring, AR)





MACHINE FALLS (near Manchester, TN)





PANTHER FALLS (Rabun Beach Recreation Area, GA)





TEMPESTA FALLS (Tallulah Gorge, GA)





SERENITY FALLS (Cosby, TN)





UPPER BIG BRANCH FALLS (near Erwin, TN)


We saw several other gorgeous waterfalls (such as Ozone Falls near us here on the Cumberland Plateau, and also Dry Falls and Looking Glass Falls in North Carolina) this year--but we had seen them in previous years, so I did not include them in this list.

Hope you enjoyed our 2009 Waterfalls, as much as we have enjoyed sharing them.

Hugs,

40 comments:

Tes said...

Oh wow, Betsy, thank you for taking me on a trip to see those wonderful falls! Each one a beauty! You take very good photos too. Those falls look so alive! Each one has a character. Thank you for sharing those lovely photos!

belated Merry Christmas, I've been out of circulation lately!

Pam said...

Hi Betsy, Your spectacular photos of the falls is the next best thing to being there myself. I want you to know how much I enjoy seeing all of the trips you and George share with us. We don't travel as much as we use to so I travel vicariously through your wonderful journeys. It is always delightful, thank you.

Beth said...

Oh my, Betsy, those are so beautiful! You and George are blessed to be able to see such wondrous sights, and we are blessed that you share them with us. Thank you!

Pam said...

I was trying to pick my favorite, but it's so hard!

Darla said...

I see why you posted 12, how could you possibly choose just one favorite? All are incredible works of nature!!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, Betsy they are all great waterfalls. I can see why it would be hard to pcik a favorite. It one is wonderful in its own way. My hubby would love to see each one of these.

Happy New Years, Betsy and George.

diane said...

You are so lucky to be able to find such beautiful falls. The photos are wonderful.
In answer to your question:
The temperature drops from the 30'sC/90'sF to 27C/81F but the humidity is extremely high and everything is damp and clammy, especially our skin, but I prefer it to being cold. You can walk in the rain and its warm and you dry off quickly.

Jayne said...

A beautiful collection Betsy!

Small City Scenes said...

All the falls are beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. they are ALL my favorite. MB

Connie said...

I must take the time to visit some of these falls. I would never even know about them if not for your posts. They are really beautiful in your photographs.

Daisy said...

I wouldn't know how to pick a favorite either, Betsy! They are all so beautiful. You have some really great shots of them too. :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

You really do have to put these in a book. Brasstown Veil Falls looks a lot like the falls I stared out every morning for two years when we lived on a lake in Ohio but Serinity falls is perfectly named.
Had to check on your Christmas and was glad to see you had a good one.
I missed you but am back now.
Lete get ready for a marvelous New Year.

The Incredible Woody said...

Yay - my fave made the list!!

Sunny said...

This is such a lovely collection of waterfalls, you could publish a book of them. Wonderful pictures!
Sunny :)

Harriet said...

I enjoyed your favorite birds and waterfalls. Thanks for sharing

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I tried to pick a favorite and failed miserably...each photo was more beautiful than the last...so they're all gorgeous!!!

Valerie said...

Have you thought about a book yet? Even just for yourselves, a compilation of all the beautiful waterfalls you have visited and enjoyed! They truly are beautiful examples of what is beautiful in our world.

Marci said...

I have never seen a large waterfall in real life, so thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
I was going to tell you which one is my favorite, but I can't choose just one. They are amazing!
Happy New Year!

Marci

Sandra said...

I have only seen a few waterfalls in my life and that was between 1953 and 1959, thanks for sharing all of these. they are all beautiful. i like Panther and Slick Rock (not slick stone) the best. Keep Snapping these falls and sharing.

Dorothy said...

Betsy these are all very beautiful! It would be impossible to pick out one favotite. Wish my sweetie liked to hike to falls!

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are all so beautiful and I could never narrow my choices down to one or two either.
So pretty!

Susie said...

Betsy they are all so pretty. I couldn't pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

storyteller said...

Oh my ... what a WONDERFUL collection of waterfalls you've shared her and marvelous birds in the previous post. You do live in beautiful country and I appreciate the way you share with us. Thanks and a Joyous New Year to you and yours ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

mountain.mama said...

A year searching out waterfalls is a year well spent. Bravo!

Diane said...

This is a very interesting way that you and George spend so much time. It gives you fresh air, exercise, a great time together and beauty. What more could you ask for?

Karin said...

Agree with those who say you should make a book!!! Absolutely lovely waterfalls - each unique - just like snowflakes - no two alike!

With all these pics of running water, you'll excuse me please --- gotta go.....

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Picture Imperfect said...

Your waterfall shots are always so beautiful, Betsy.

Thank you for sharing and I wish you and yours all the best in 2010!

Kay said...

Betsy,
Love all of these shots.
Can you tell me what setting your put your camera on to get that "silky" effect?
Kay

Cheryl said...

Oh so beautiful each and every one of these falls. I have so enjoyed going along with you on these wonderful hikes! Happy New Year Betsy and George!

Cookie said...

Beautiful! So when are you going to Angel falls?? ;)
Love the new fireworks header :)

The Retired One said...

You know ME..there isn't a waterfall photo I don't love. These were great!

Please stop by my blog today, I have something there that I think will interest you.

And, if any other of your readers love photography, they need to stop by too. It is at:
http://myretirementchronicles.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for once again sharing these falls.with me.I am sure glad I don't have to pick a favorite,because that would be almost impossible.
Blessings,Ruth

imac said...

And may you capture as many next year Betsy.

Betty said...

Well Betsy you out did your self.I started to list the ones I liked best and,guess what I had 12 on my list they are all so beautiful if I was forced to pick one I think it would be Serenity Falls I like the way the water fall over the rocks.
~~Hugs~~
Have a very Happy New Year.

FIONA said...

How wonderful, Betsey. So many beautiful waterfalls, and each one a special memory you share with George.

You REALLY need to do a waterfall calendar.

reanaclaire said...

hi..greetings from the tropical!
What great beautiful waterfalls, thanks for sharing with us here, now i know that there are many more beautiful falls all over the world!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: They are all so neat.

SquirrelQueen said...

Each and every one is gorgeous Betsy, great photos. Many I have seen through the years but others I didn't know about. It's always an adventure seeing the waterfalls with you and George.

Judy

Gena said...

I love your waterfalls. Thanks for all the adventures, my friend. I look forward to many more.

Ooh! Forgot to tell you, we are having another ultrasound of Baby Ellis on Monday so I hope to be able to share another "photo" with you.

JOE TODD said...

Just looking at the photos I'll bet you will be making another trip to Tallulah Gorge.. LOL.. I'm starting to get 'Cabin Fever"