Friday, November 5, 2010

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, KY--Part II

If you missed yesterday's post on Part I at Cumberland Falls, click HERE.  Today I'm sharing more pictures from that gorgeous area.  First,  I must admit to you that we specifically went there to SEE a MOONBOW... Heard of that?????   It is like a rainbow --but is at NIGHT.   The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of a moonbow,  only visible on a clear night during a full moon.  The full moon causes the moonbow.   Cumberland Falls is one of only a very few places in the entire world where one can see a Moonbow.  Isn't that exciting?

WELL---for us,  the ONLY cloudy night of that entire week was the night we just happened to be there.   We took our cameras and tripods down to the waterfall --hoping that the skies would clear. But they did not!!!!!  We were disappointed ---but know that we will go back and try again sometime when there is another full moon.

Above is a beautiful picture from the brink of the falls... There are several lookout areas near the falls---and of course,  we had to check them all out.  Below are more pictures!




This one was taken from another overlook.   This is a beautiful waterfall --and ALWAYS has water coming over the falls (which is nice)...





WOW--isn't this incredible????   We found this beauty when we went back to the falls the next morning...  It's not a moonbow --but is a rainbow...  The moonbow looks just like this --but is at night...  I was THRILLED to even see this one... Thanks be to God!




A double rainbow just for YOU!!!!!   Is this not just wonderful?????   I'm ready to go back RIGHT NOW--even if there is no full moon yet this month... ha





WOOOOOOO---  Look at that rock formation... What does it look like to you????  I think it's a big alligator right there in the Cumberland River....  Ya think??????





Finally,  a sweet lady took a picture of the two of us at the lower overlook at the waterfall.

Hope you enjoyed my two sets of pictures from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.  We WILL go back---and one day,  we'll get pictures of that Moonbow!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.  We didn't get to work on the leaves in the yard yesterday since we had had some rain the night before--and it was much too wet.  Hopefully,  we will 'tackle' them this weekend...  Wanna come and help?????

OH--and it's COLD in Tennessee --and only going to get colder (in the 20's) ... Bye Bye, Roses for 2010.... Sigh!!!!!!  See you Monday!!!

Hugs,

63 comments:

Mildred said...

You certainly have made my day with these lovely rainbow pictures Betsy. That's a great shot of you and George too. Don't work too hard in those leaves!

Twilight said...

The waterfalls reminds me of Niagara Falls! Good to watch them and imagine our stress being washed down & away!
Just send me an air ticket and I would gladly rake all your leaves while working as your butler for food too!

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Betsy,
I can say..they all gorgeous!
although I still wondering about the MOONBOW... hope next time you will definitely show it here...hehe...

And the rainbow on the river was so incredible! I can't believe that natural beauty ... rainbow usually appear in the sky.. not like that...
but I Love it..love it...love it!!!

Thanks Betsy, I'm glad could following your wonderful journey to many wonderful places in this earth..

hugs,
nensa

diane said...

Wow that rainbow sure is something special. Great shot. The waterfall is so big it must have a thundery noise. bad luck about the clouds and the moonbow, hopefully next time you'll catch it. You make a great couple.

Sandra said...

whoooo hooo! double rainbow makes up for no moonbow. and i like that rock formation. truly a wonderful spot to spend a few days of enjoying God's creation.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those rainbows remind me of God;s promise of better things to come.Thanks for these gorgeous pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Tabor said...

I have been to Cumberland a few times, but never got the lovely photos that you have and never heard of a Moonbow. Now I have a new project!

amelia said...

Lovely waterfall Betsy!!

I wish I had half the energy that you have to keep going and doing all the things you do!!!

Big Dude said...

Great shots of the falls and rainbows. We were just up your way Wed on a quick trip up to Ft Knox, Ky - I went up thru Jamestown, but it's too curvy to be my regular route. Hoped to see some pretty country but it was rainy and foggy the whole trip. Gotta go winterize the boatdock today for the first freeze tonight.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures and post. You two have way too much fun. I love it.

Sunny said...

Love the rainbow, how lucky you were to see it and that does look like an alligator!
Thanks for sharing your adventures of places I've never been.
Have a great weekend and don't work too hard!
☼ Sunny

Dorothy said...

Betsy, these are great pictures! The falls and and the rainbow are gorgeous! I want to go there!

Arkansas Patti said...

Great shots of the rainbows but you got me curious about the elusive moonbow so I had to google it. Wow, they are awesome--did not know they exhisted.
Have a good weekend.

Fred Alton said...

How interesting! NO - I had never heard whether there be such thing as a "moonbow". Now you've made me want to visit that place and see it for myself. Great pictures of the rainbow and double rainbow.

misslynda said...

God blessed you with those two rainbows the next day. He knew HE would get the glory through your blogs so gave you something to show off. Same here with the leaves. They got cleared off the driveway and decks but the yard will have to wait. Even the cats have noticed the weather change and have begun hibernation mode!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

oh Betsy, you really got some good shots. Love that rainbow! I would have been thrilled myself. Thanks for sharing!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That waterfall is gorgeous from each of its overlooks! It's cold up here too, expecting snow tomorrow! I'm going to have a busy weekend. I am photographing a wedding!

Diane AZ said...

Spectacular pictures! I LOVE the rainbow and the green water is pretty too. Moonbow sounds fascinating, maybe next time you and George will see one. Enjoy your weekend. :)

Sharon said...

Good Morning, Betsy!
Pretty place!
Yes, getting cold here! Jill was just screaming to come in, I didn't realize it's raining - have a real gray day of drear, I am afraid. UGH!

Snap said...

YeeHaw ... waterfalls and rainbows ... perfect!!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Betsy. Gorgeous waterfall there and the rainbows were a bonus. How nice. Great photos - I felt like I could almost reach into the computer and touch. Have a good weekend and build a good warm fire. Cold here too.

The Incredible Woody said...

I have GOT to see a moonbow. Another thing to add to my bucket list!!

gloW said...

Magnificent pictures Betsy!
Brrrrr..... in the 20's does sound cold.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi betsy
The double rainbiow is so beautiful and I love that photo of you and George at the lower falls! You should have that printed up and framed!
♥ Pat

Ginny said...

Who needs a moonbow when you've shown us THIS?? Wow! That big rainbow - so low to the ground, and you can see almost the whole thing. Then the double one on the water!! Spectacular! What a great way to start off my day! That waterfall is so wide it looks like a dam! I did read your posts that I missed, and I love that shadow on Rich Mountain. Oh, I spy those windy, windy sterps up that observation tower!! Just what I need to see after the vertigo! Was that how you and George went up??? Gads, Betsy!! And I do like that you told us what that steam in the distance is, I noticed it right away and would have asked, you know me!!!

From the Kitchen said...

You blog is truly appropriately named! I always feel joy when I visit. That double rainbow is amazing. I've only seen one, many years ago, but am still awed by the memory.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures with us!

KathyA said...

I just know one day you'll get a great shot of a moonbow!

The rainbows are incredible, however.

And the rock DOES look like an alligator!!!

Terra said...

I like your waterfall photos, and the rainbow is special. Also the "alligator" rock in the river.

Small City Scenes said...

A very beautiful Falls, Betsy. I am so glad you got to capture a rainbow. The moonbow is just waiting for you at another time. See, that's how they get you to come back. LOL
Have a great weekend. MB

cyclopseven said...

The rock formation is strange and unique. The more I stare at the picture, more shapes emerging from it.

Take care. God bless.

Out on the prairie said...

The first time I saw a moonbow here was by Kelly at Red and Peanut. I guess they get quite a few people here for it. I would love the photo, but like sunset and sunrises Mother Nature fools us.I had fun going through your blog so will come along and follow you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The falls are gorgeous..and I LOVE that rainbow!!!
Yikes, I think some of my gators made their way up there, so be careful. :)
Enjoy your cold weekend. It has cooled off here and I LOVE it!!!

Tricia said...

Are you serious about the moonbow? I've never heard of it before. And you can only find one in a few places in the world? How cool is it that Cumberland Falls is one of those places!!!
You really took some beautiful photos of the falls & also the rainbows!!!
That island should be named 'Gator Island'! Heheheee!
That's a great pic that sweet lady took of ya'll - I bet you guys have never ever met a stranger, have ya!???!!! LoL!

Kay said...

Beautiful. Love the rainbows around the falls.

Diane said...

Beautiful rainbows Betsy. Do you think the moonbow would photograph? Diane

NCmountainwoman said...

I have indeed enjoyed the photographs. Have a lovely weekend and stay warm. Good thing George got all that firewood ready.

Glenda said...

In the 20's . . . oh, my! It got winter really fast there, didn't it?

The rainbows are amazing! Don't you love those unexpected "God sightings"?! Great photos!

Have a warm, wonderful weekend!

Neal said...

You're always ready to go aren't you? :) Cumberland Falls are pretty falls. I think we've always seen a rainbow when we visited the falls.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thanks Betsy, I needed a couple of rainbows today!!!

Catherine said...

Look at that beautiful rainbow Betsy ~ how fantastic! The cooler temperatures can not be avoided I am afraid. Oh well... what can you do?

Have a terrific weekend!
xo Catherine

Lola said...

That is a beautiful water fall. As always I love to see them. The rainbow was a gift to you for missing the moonbow. I've never heard of that.
It's quite a bit cooler here. Supposed to be around 33/38 by the morning.
Stay warm.

B. Meandering said...

Absolutely stunning! I love falls and rarely get to see any, so I really appreciate you sharing 'yours' with us.
As for the rock formation:Yep, looks at an aligator to me too.
Awesome rainbows--you were doubly blessed.
The two of you look so good and happy together.
Blessings as you tackle the leaves. We haven't gotten to that point in the season yet, but soon the neighbor's trees will find their way to our little backyard.

B. Meandering said...

I did check your previous blog and enjoyed that one too.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautiful!! Esp. the falls & double rainbow! Very cool! & No, I had never heard of a moombow before. How interesting! Yes, I'm sure you guys will go back during another full moon & get that picture next time! :-)

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!
HUGS,
Coreen

floweringmama said...

Hi! I found your blog from "Downtown" blog. I enjoyed your rainbow pictures, they were gorgeous! I love rainbows.

I'm a new follower and hope to see you over on my blog soon. I love flowers and birds and gardening, too!

Cathy in Ky

carolina nana said...

Love those rainbow pictures,sorry you didn't see the moonbow.
Those rocks look like an alligator to me also. Enjoy your cold weekend,don't work to hard in those leaves. I can't even tell I raked leaves this past Wednesday now!!
Have a blessed day.
Marilyn

Naturegirl said...

Betsy! Great images of the falls and that rainbow! WOW!!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

INCREDIBLE IS THE RIGHT WORD FOR WHAT YOU CAPTURED ON YOUR CAMERA....while reading this I was thinking you wanted a picture of the moonbow so bad that God didn't want you to leave without seeing so of his Incredible work....he new you would share it with all of us. God Bless Trish

June said...

I wish I could hear the falls as I look at your photos! So beautiful.
And the rainbows!!! On the way home yesterday there was a huge rainbow stretching from away on one side of the interstate to the other. It moved as I traveled, and seemed to spotlight different objects. I don't think I've ever experienced that before...felt like a real gift!

SquirrelQueen said...

I have heard of a Moonbow but have never seen one, I hope you can capture one sometime Betsy. That is a gorgeous waterfalls and the double rainbows are fabulous.

Have a super weekend and try to stay warm. The 20's? Brrrr!

Ann said...

It is incredible, the rainbow looks like a bridge. In fact, the chinese fairy tales often have fairies walking over the rainbow.

Do you travel as much in winter?

Have a great weekend with George.

Pam said...

Life couldn't get any better than beautiful waterfalls and rainbows with your sweetheart.
Have a delightful weekend, Betsy.

be well, be happy
Hugs :)

JKoenig said...

How blessed you were--even double blessed! That falls looks like a mini Niagra. Great pictures and such a "good-looking couple."

Have a wonderful weekend!

marmee said...

great photos...you just keep getting better. do you guys ever stay home? what fun trips you take. this looks like a wonderful place to visit.
hope you are enjoying our little cold snap.
hugs and happy autumn.

Denise said...

I always enjoy my arm-chair traveling with you Betsy. You show some pretty spectacular scenery in your part of the world, and that's a lovely photo of you and George. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

imac said...

Just wonderful Betsy, and those rainbows are fantastic.

Janie said...

I love the picture of you and George in front of this fantastic waterfall.
I'd never heard of a moonbow, but I sure would like to see one. Too bad you missed out on this trip. Maybe next time. But the rainbow and even a double rainbow made up for it, I think.
Yes, I think the rock looks a whole lot like a crocodile!

Liara Covert said...

Waterfalls are so refreshing. They remind us to savour the examples of nature that abound. Peace and joy to you.

Lana said...

Miss Betsy! What beautiful pictures you have. Thank you so much for sharing. They made me smile!

Amin said...

Wonderful place and beautiful photos!Thank YOU very much for so beautiful photos!I have not seen before so like things....

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow!! what a beauty!!

Excellent waterfall and I like that alligator like rock formation too.

Mary said...

Love the falls and the rainbow! That does look like an alligator!