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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Millstone Creek Falls, Erwin, TN


On our recent trip to Erwin, TN, the first hike we took on Black Friday was to see Millstone Creek Falls. This waterfall was on Millstone Creek and dropped 25-35 feet in a narrow fan. We hiked a short distance to the waterfall on a fairly cold morning . Once we got to the waterfall, we were not disappointed. There were actually two different waterfalls here: Millstone Creek Falls and Lower Millstone Creek Falls.

We got to the main falls first --near the top. This is one of those waterfalls which I love since it is in a little rock-cove area---and I enjoyed sitting on a big rock near the waterfall and just meditating for awhile. George hiked on down to the lower falls in order to get more pictures. This was a great waterfall to see as we started our day!!!! Pictured above is Millstone Creek Falls. Below are more pictures.




I love this picture of the top of Millstone Creek Falls ---showing the rock cropping and the moss around the area.





"George? Look up there... Isn't that a gorgeous waterfall?"





This is probably my favorite picture of the top part of Millstone Creek Falls.





This is Lower Millstone Creek Falls. George hiked down beside the creek to get more pictures.





George hiked down to get a picture of the ENTIRE waterfall. See the top of the waterfall ---WAY up there???? I was sitting there --just enjoying myself.

Hope you enjoyed our little hike to see Millstone Creek Falls.

Have a great Saturday... As I write this blog on Friday night, the forecasters say that SNOW is coming!!!! I hope they are right---but I won't get my hopes up until I see it for myself!!!!! My son in Texas 'thought' they were going to get snow today--but it missed his area and went all around them. I know his family was so disappointed--like I am so often when the snow goes all around us!!! (George thinks we need to move to Alaska!!! ha)

Hugs,

45 comments:

imac said...

Love the falls Betsy, when we were in Norway we got to see some falls, photos from the top,where we stopped, and I managed to get a shot from the bottom as we were traveling on the coach.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's a pretty falls, Betsy. The fan of water looks kind of feathery. It would be easy to sit and meditate while looking at it for quite a long time.

Sunny said...

I think these are some of the prettiest falls in your collection. I love the color of the rocks in your first picture.
Thank you for your visits and kind comments.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sunny :)

Arkansas Patti said...

I really liked the lower falls the best. So nice you have a "leg man" to zoom in for you.
You and George must be the healthiest people in Tn with all your hiking.
We are cold enough, 16 degrees this AM but no snow on the horizon. Dang. I become a 6 year old again in the snow. Love it.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Betsy I am so envious that you get to trek all over those beautiful mountains looking at water falls.
We got some snow! It was so pretty last night but it is melting off the roof now so I'm not sure what will be left come daylight.:(
We are looking for 26 degrees low tonight! Brrrrr !

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep..That is a gorgeous waterfall!

Ida from South Africa said...

How's your book about Waterfalls coming on? LOL - but you MUST do it! Absolutely love your photos, Betsy! :-)

Cedar ... said...

Betsy,... right now snow is a "four letter word!" for me. I'm hoping the ground stays bare here in my back yard until I can get my new camper home in a week of so. I don't want it to have to be stored 40 miles away at the dealers! Looks like you are getting your snow this morning ... the Weather Channel shows most of TN covered in clouds and white stuff! Good luck and have fun!

Peggy said...

love the waterfall photos! We are getting rain at the moment but is suppose to turn to snow...I am crossing my fingers. Make room for me if you move to Alaska. LOL

diane said...

The waterfall and the photos are absolutely beautiful.The red colours in the stone is nice too. While you are contemplating snow we are looking at high temperatures this week 35C/95F.The mornings and evenings are lovely but in the middle of the day I retreat into the airconditioning and hope the electricity bill wont be too high.

Darla said...

Lovely Betsy!! We should have had snow here yesterday, it never got out of the 40's and was drizzling rain...I really need to see the sun today. I hope you get to see some snow and of course share your photos with us!!

Carol said...

They are both beautiful...you are nicely bundled up...I don't miss that part of the weather.

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Daisy said...

The falls are really beautiful, Betsy! I hope you get the snow you want. :D It is sunny here which is A-OK with me! Only 18 degrees outside though, so it is pretty chilly. Have a great weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The photos are amazing!! Looks like a beautiful day to take a hike with someone sweet.

I love your header photo...so glad you got YOUR SNOW!

Snap said...

It snowed at our house all day yesterday -- beautiful, huge flakes -- not much left this morning. I think you and George should write a *waterfalls travel* book!

Jayne said...

We awoke this morning to an inch Betsy. My kind of snow. It's beautiful, and the streets are clear. Hope you got a wee bit up there on the plateau. :c)

Beth said...

Such gorgeous waterfalls, Betsy! As others have said, the falling water is particularly lovely against the reds, browns,and grays of the rocks.

It's snowing hard here, the pretty kind that sticks to the trees. It's lovely. Hope you'll soon be watching snowflakes fall, too!

Dorothy said...

Love the pictures of the falls. The next to the last picture is my favorite one!!!

Sandra said...

I can almost HEAR the water as is falls off those rocks. beautiful as always. Love the picture of you looking up. Keep looking up and snapping those waterfalls. I had no idea there were so many of them in TN

Diane said...

It looks like you got some beautiful snow, too. Enjoy your white Christmas spirit!

Kay said...

Another beautiful waterfall. You sure know where to find them.

Day4plus said...

I love all the waterfalls you so generously show us~~~~~BUT~~~~~~~~~
I want to say I love your new header and YAY SNOW!! I want some here. but all we have are glorious blue skies--great sunshine--beautiful mountains and in the 20s degrees. I'm not complaining!!! haha but I want a touch of snow. LOL!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the water falls.They are so pretty.The new header caught me by surprise.Did you get this one near my place?HA!HA!
Oh,maybe you should just move to Manitoba,we get lots of snow.:)
Blessings,Ruth

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: That certainly is a beautiful waterfalls.

Janie said...

Beautiful falls, Betsy. It's fun to see the top, then the bottom, then the whole thing in one photo -- almost like being there!
Hope you get some snow. We have snow in our forecast, too - for all of next week!

Carol said...

BEAUTIFUL falls and I love the shot off your deck with the snow, red bows and tree light reflections! We had snow today in Cosby also, and the bright red cardinals were out playing in it, loved it!

SmilingSally said...

Thank you to George for hiking down to get that fantastic picture.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The falls are pretty and I can just imagine the humidity and then the noise.

Snow tomorrow, huh?

Salitype said...

there's nothing more beautiful that a cascading waterfalls, simply irresistible! lovee the Lower Millstone Creek Falls, magical!

oh by the way, i loveee your new header, in keeping with the season.have a fabulous day, betsy!

Betty said...

All of your waterfalls are beautiful,but these are especially
lovely. I like the picture of you it is so cute
~Hugs~~

Shelley said...

Just when I think waterfalls couldn't get any more beautiful - you surprise w/ some more! Loved these! Excited to hear about your snow!! Can't wait to see photos! (We have no snow downstate but it is snowing up at our cabin. I won't get there till next weekend - shoot! So I'll just enjoy your snow!)

Hugs,
SHelley

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

These photos are simply gorgeous Betsy...and it looks like you got that snow...its just cold here with no precipitation...

Naturegirl said...

Betsy looking at these wonderful images I can actually hear the sound of the waterfalls! What a discovery as you hike about!Great photos!Love the new header image!

commoncents said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Thank you for posting!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Well Betsy, you can come up here to Canada and stay with us any old time you want! You'll have lots and lots of snow to play in. We might even make snow angels!! But you've gotta bring your grandkids - all of them. LOL!

Love your falls pics. They look absolutely magical! Like right out of a fairy tale. And your header is gorgeous - so it looks like you did get the snow after all.
Happy December!

Karin said...

We got the BLIZZARD yesterday and today! Love the snow - BUT - hate the treacherous driving and ueber-aggressive drivers! And there are always those show-offs and risk-takers, having their thrills and putting other folks into danger. Got a ride from a friend last night to a Christmas party and was grateful to get home safe and sound!!! LOL

Love your waterfall pictures! That's a tall one! I sure enjoy your new header!

Blessings, Karin

Lola said...

Beautiful falls Betsy. My question--how did that huge rock get to be at the right spot for the water to hit it just right? Isn't nature grand!!!!

Nina P. said...

What beautiful falls. I can see why you stayed and meditated. It's a piece of heaven. God truly can be found in the beauty of nature.Thank you for taking us on your hike. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

dj reinertsen said...

betsy..........oh your are so blessed to have the snow today. i am very eager for some. love the lights peeking thru on the rhodo. i cant wait to traipse thru the snow for pics.

Mary said...

You really do get some amazing waterfall shots! The water cascading down is just perfect in these and looks so real, I feel like I am there looking at it.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful photos! i love waterfalls too

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Betsy
I hope you got a little bit of snow! I'm visisting Colorado for my grandson's first birthday, and there is lots of snow here!
:-)

I enjoyed your comments about singing opera! How I wish I could sing ..it must have been such a wonderful experience!

SquirrelQueen said...

I have to agree with Sunny, I think these are some of the prettiest falls of all. The colors of the rocks and on the rocks are beautiful.

I love the new header, looks like your snow arrived. We have flurries tonight but nothing like that.

Let it Snow (for Betsy),
Judy

debbie said...

DEAR BETSY,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO START YOUR DAY...I COULD JUST HEAR THE NOISE OF THE WATERFALL. I LOVE WATERFALLS. I BET IT WAS SO VERY PEACEFUL. I LOVE THE PICTURE OF YOU IN YOUR PINK HAT.
I TOO, LOVE BIRDS. I RECEIVED THAT LOVE FROM MOTHER AND DAD. I LOVE IT WHEN THE YELLOW FINCHES ARRIVE...ONE DAY WHILE I WAS JUST LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AND I WAS JUST FURIOUS TO SEE A HAWK FLY DOWN AND TAKE A SPARROW....HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW...I KNOW THEY NEED TO EAT ALSO BUT DON'T TAKE THE SPARROWS OUT OF MY YARD.
I LOVED THE ARTICLE ABOUT YOUR WREATHS AND YOUR PRECIOUS MOTHER AND DAD. I LOVE YOUR BROTHERS' CAR AND THE SANTA ON THE HOUSE. HOW BLESSED YOU WERE AND ARE.
SO ENJOYED THE TOUR OF THE WATERFALLS.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Picture Imperfect said...

Hi Betsy! I always love your waterfall photos. Your favorite is my favorite out of this post too. Simply beautiful and charming.