Saturday, January 16, 2010

Burgess Falls in Winter (Part II)


Look at that gorgeous waterfall!!!! Yesterday I showed you Falling Water Cascades, Little Falls and Middle Falls. All of these plus the 'beauty' pictured above are at Burgess Falls State Park in Cookeville, TN. Be sure and check out yesterday's post --if you missed it, for information about this beautiful area which is not far from our home. Above is the largest of the four falls at 136 feet. Its name is BURGESS FALLS... More pictures are below.





When we got to Burgess Falls, I sat at the brink of the falls just feeling the mist and enjoying the area.





George walked on down to get better pictures of the side and the bottom of the falls.





Look at all of the icicles tucked up along the bluffs and gorge area.





To get a perspective of how large this waterfall is, look at the top--on the right side. Can you see ME standing up there watching George as he makes his way toward the bottom?????






Here's a close-up of me standing at the top of the waterfall.






This picture is truly amazing. Can you see it????? Look again.... There is a icicle CROSS in the center of Burgess Falls. (Now scroll back up two pictures --and look at the cross in the center left side of Burgess Falls! Awesome, isn't it???)





Another picture of Burgess Falls and the icicles beside it






And one final picture of Burgess Falls and nearby icicles in February of 2007

Have a great weekend.

Hugs,

P.S. Thanks to all of you!!!! I now have 200 followers!!!! Wow!

53 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful falls but you do look a bit chilly! ;-)

Jo said...

Oh Betsy I saw the second icicle cross immediately the photo came up and then the first one you pointed out. I just burst into tears. I have been terribly in the doldrums today and your photo and God's AMAZING creation reminded me once again what Jesus suffered for ME, pitiful sinner. Praise God for His wonderful love and His precious Son whose blood has washed me clean. Thank you my darling friend, for passing on this wonderful reminder of how I should always be thanking and praising God instead of worrying and being filled with self-pity. (((Hugs))) Jo

T said...

Stunning!

Cookeville, huh? Road trip for the girls and I this summer!

diane said...

Getting you in the picture really gives us a good idea how huge they are. All the shots are magical but the icicle cross is wondrous. But as someone else said it you look alittle chilly.

Jayne said...

That is so amazing to see the frozen solid falls!

JKoenig said...

When I saw the cross it reminded me of the iron cross left in the rubble of 9/11. That must have been a beautiful day, and I pray you are having one today!

Daisy said...

Betsy, these are great pictures of a very scenic place. You are lucky to live so close to such a beautiful place so you can visit there often.

Arkansas Patti said...

You look so tiny way up there. George really took a hike to get that picture.
The cross is awesome.
Congrats on 200 followers. Smart people know where to come.

Dorothy said...

It's wonderful that you get to visit these falls while they are frozen! I love to find crosses in nature....it's like a reminder from God that He loved us enough to send his own Son to die for us!
Have a happy weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful falls. I am going to do some planning and maybe just maybe take a trip out your way. Such beauty and a cross to remind you why.

Thanks, MB

Karin said...

You do look like you're shivering! I admire you both for going out there in cold enough weather to make icicles on the falls! So fascinating to see them form a cross and be reminded of our Savior!

imac said...

Very neat Betsy, like that ice cross too.

Sunny said...

Beautiful falls and the ice in the shape of a cross is amazing.
Sunny :)

Diane AZ said...

Enjoyed all of your amazing Burgess Falls pictures. The icicle cross is really special. Take care. :)

Sandra said...

from the top to the bottom, betsy is always there! I want to know how you remember the names of all the many many falls you have visited? are they written down? if not your memory is much better than mine.

mint said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diane said...

The falls are massive, aren't they. The cross is there as a reminder to all of us. That's how God works sometimes, I believe, to just quietly know that he's there.

Rose said...

These are amazing photos, Betsy. I am so glad you pointed out the size comparison one. I had not even noticed you standing up there!

mothernaturesgarden said...

Fifty three degrees here yesterday seemed like spring. I hope you had a warming trend for your waterfall walks.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love seeing the frozen shards of ice...they look gorgeous and also dangerous!!!
Happy saturday.

Ida from South Africa said...

First time I see a waterfall and icicles together! Amazing!! ♥♥ your Cross. God is GREAT and EVERYWHERE!!!

200 followers - WHOW!!!!!! They had good taste! LOL :-)

Betsy said...

Those photos are just gorgeous! Falling water with icicles...wonderful! You look pretty cute yourself in them, too! :)

Ginny said...

Oh my!! I had no idea these would be so stupendous! They were well worth waiting for. the first photo is amazing, so smooth on the top ans calm looking on the bottom! But until you scroll to the other pictures, you don't see how huge it is! I would not have seen you way at the top if you hadn't pointed it out! Not sure If I can find George yet. I think i may see him. Wasn't it very slippery? It would have been frightening to me, I don't think i would have been that brave. The cross is amazing!! I did scroll back and saw it from farther away, as well. When I see things like this, I veiw them as affirmations from God. Have you ever seen an ice halo? It's like a rainbow but not as colorful, made from diamond dust. My pictures of the one I saw are last October 14 and the post is called "Ice Halo". I also have pictures of a cloud that fell from the sky, and us in it. December 29 "The Cloud That Fell To Earth". your pictures kind of remind me of this type of thing. When I first looked at them I actually got goosebumps! God's creation continues to stun me all the time.

Neal said...

Those are really nice Betsy!!!

Janie said...

Great pictures of the huge volume of water and the icicles. Also, a pretty photo of you, all bundled up like a snow queen.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! Betsy, these falls are awesome. How lovely to see these massive falls with ice. Fantastic photos!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Beautiful captures of the falls in Winter.

Our Back Porch said...

Wow! The falls are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE...in capital letters...the bluebird in your header!!! He is insanely awesome! What a great picture!! Have a lovely weekend my Tennessee friend!
BTW, are you a Vols fan, and as upset with Mr. Kiffin as many of us are?? lol

Back Porch Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Chris said...

I was looking forward to your part 2 waterfall pictures and I certainly was not disapointed. The icicles especially the cross are fantastic. I was trying to figure out how long they are. Keep 'em coming please Betsy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This place is one I would like to visit sometime.In my dreams perhaps.:)
Blessings,Ruth

~mel said...

Beautiful ... even in the dead of winter! Thank you for sharing.

Betty said...

Beautiful waterfall Betsy I love the icicles and the cross is so special.
~~Hugs~~

LV said...

Betsy, thank you for taking me along on this great tour of Burgess Falls. It is a great wonder of nature. I feel like I have been on a vacation every time I visit your blog.

Dar said...

This is my first time visiting you and I will be back. Your Burgess Falls is wonderful and the Ice Cross...what a treasure. You have an eye with the camera for the birds. Now I know where our bluebirds migrate to from our bitter cold winters of NorthCentral WI...You are so blessed to have them all winter.
I love what I see
Blessings Be Yours

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a wonderful place to relax and rinse mind and soul here.

I am loving your daily post. I love waterfalls too since I was a kiddie, I recall.

Thanks for giving us at least me, your life as a retired strong woman. It really makes me happy when I see women like you. Apart of the age, they're still stong and believe me or not, am gazing with your entire beauty. More prettier than those young ladies pretending what they are.

God bless on a lovely Sunday.
xoxo

Jenny said...

Brrrrr....how does the ice freeze into a cross like that? That is really cool. Pun intended.

happilyretired said...

These views are BEAUTIFUL but your world is sooooo cold I can't imagine being outdoors with you (no matter how bundled up) ... therefore I'm delighted to see these views from the comfort of my home via the computer. Thanks for sharing. I shared flowers from a recent walk at this WordPress site and dramatic skies at Small Reflections most recently.
Hugs and blessings,

Valerie said...

I love to see your waterfalls! Just beautiful!

Hey congrats on your 200 followers! If I can say with out offending, I think it is neater that you have so many comments on every post.

I'm not sure I would be able to keep up with that many folks - but I know you sure do a great job of keeping up with all of us! A testimony to who you are!

Kirigalpoththa said...

oh...lovely!!!

Great waterfall that is..

Gill - That British Woman said...

you sre so lucky to live so close to such a beautiful area,

Gill in Canada

Marci said...

Wow!!! Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! I am just speechless over these amazing, amazing photos Betsy! What wonders you and George have opened up to me. I am just amazed by the icicles everywhere and yes, the cross is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for taking me along on this wonderful trip.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shot !! Your blog is a gift to me !! Thanks for sharing the beauty !!

Beth said...

Oh my, Betsy...that is just breathtaking! Those are like the Niagara Falls of Tennessee! What a marvelous example of the majesty of our Lord's creation...and the cross makes it even more special. Thanks so much for sharing this.

P.S. You look lovely in that blue jacket, the white cap, and the pretty scarf. :-)

JOE TODD said...

Great post Betsy, Made some changes to my blog so would load faster. Will have some frozen waterfalls in upcoming posts

SmilingSally said...

How beautiful.

it's warmer down here this week; we're back to 70ºs.

Cleffairy said...

Wow.... the waterfall pics... they're so breathtaking! :-D Especially the ones with the icicles.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous winter shots
water and ice and smiling faces!

Velva said...

Just stunning! Thank you for sharing. I loved it.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures of the waterfalls creating huge icicles. I need to snowshoe into one of our falls and get you pictures of that.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great photos of the falls. I love icicles. I'm not sure why, exactly, but I have always been fascinated by them. Especially the ones that hang from rocks like these. Thanks for sharing your scenery with us!

The Retired One said...

LOVED, loved those icicles on the falls!
I can't wait until my foot is better so I can hike into some northern falls up here and get some photos!

SquirrelQueen said...

What an amazing falls, that is a big one. Seeing you at the top of the falls really does put the size of it into perspective. Great photos.
Judy