Friday, January 31, 2014

Some Alabama Waterfalls


Little River Falls- 45 feet
In March of 2013,  George and I spent a couple of days in Fort Payne, Alabama.  We were celebrating George's birthday by hiking and seeing waterfalls!!!!  I published some posts telling of our hiking adventures and of the birthday.  But--I wanted to show you all of the waterfalls we saw while in DeSoto State Park and the Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne.  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.


Little River Falls (from another angle on the other side of the river)


Lodge Falls (near the lodge at DeSoto State Park)



Indian Falls  (there's a bridge above the falls which you can walk across)



Azalea Cascades  (not too much water here --but pretty, seeing it flow down the mountain)



Lost Falls (a nice hike back in the woods to see this one)



Laurel Falls  (on the same hike where we saw Lost Falls-photo above)


And the 'biggie' at DeSoto State Park,  DeSoto Falls (too big for one photo)



The other part of DeSoto Falls - 104 feet



All of DeSoto Falls (from the other side of the canyon)


DeSoto Falls (close-up of the bottom---104 feet)
Well---that was a great little trip --and George had a nice birthday last March.  There are other waterfalls in the area (Noccalula Falls in Gadsden plus a couple more in the Little River Canyon area)---but we were happy to see what we saw this trip.

I'll close with one more photo of us taken the day we hiked to Lost and Laurel Falls.  This photo was taken at Lost Falls.
George and Betsy at Lost Falls
Well---this ole' woman has had to get bifocals now...  I've never worn anything but reading glasses --so this is really taking some getting used to.  Haven't tried to do any photos yet with the new glasses....  Should be interesting!!!  Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday! It has finally warmed up a little here!!!  But--winter is NOT over!!

Hugs,

52 comments:

babYpose said...

Hi, beautiful place, looks so serene and fresh, love all of the photos.

Ercotravels said...

Wonderful waterfall!! nice pictures..
Have a nice Weekend...

Sharon said...

Have visted DeSoto Falls and would love to see some of those others. March is such a good time to do a trip like that, I think. Temps are milder, but views still perfect. Have a great weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I really like the image of 'em all of course, but the "LOST Falls" brings a feeling of solitude and quiet repose.

linda m said...

Those are some beautiful water falls. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the glasses and have great weekend.

Big Dude said...

Great shots of beautiful scenery Betsy and after George's recent post, we know how you get them.

Neal said...

Beautiful scenery...you got some great shots.

Brenda S said...

Beautiful pictures! My hope is that we will be able to travel through the mountains if we ever get to retire. Until then, I live vicariously through you and other bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

You did well not getting bifocals until now! I had mine in my forties. I remember when I first put them on and walked outside to the sidewalk. I almost fell off it - - thought I was going to be seasick. The doctor told me I would be used to them when I put them on the next morning cuz the body adjusts and he was right. The biggest inconvenience is having to move your head side-to-side a bit when reading. It's worth it though to have them so I can read your blogs easily and see all the gorgeous waterfalls you have visited.

Sandra said...

the 45 foot falls does not look like it is that high, beautiful but i love love the 104 foot falls, stunning

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful scenery!

The Furry Gnome said...

Those are gorgeous waterfalls, and so many in one area! I like Lost Falls, but thy're all nice. I love waterfalls. Makes me think of spring.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images. As I look not only at the falls but also the surrounding area,I can almost smell the woodsy scent and feel that special forest air.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous waterfalls, Betsy! Wonderful captures as always! Have a great weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

What a charming area, I would love to visit here

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
I really enjoy your beautiful pics and these are wonderful, I love waterfalls so much and these are just lovely. I also like pics of you and George too! you are both just so happy and in love! good luck with the specs, I think it won't be long before I have them!!! x x x have a wonderful weekend x x x

Ms. A said...

They are all nice, but that DeSoto Falls is something else! Love the 9th and 10th photo! Wow!

Terry and Linda said...

I love the colors of the water in the pools!

I need to have my eyes checked, but am dreading it. Guess I'll wait some more.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Glad you had such a nice trip to Fort Payne, Alabama. I have a friend who comes from a family of that area. Your photographs are extremely nice. I would enjoy seeing that area. Glad it has warmed up in the Glade. Have a super weekend!

Regina said...

Great place and captures!

Happy weekend to both of you!

xo

Regina

Weekend-Windup said...

Amazing shots of the waterfalls...

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Awesome images !
Indian waterfalls, interesting:)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That was a perfect way to celebrate George's birthday. Such a beautiful area. I really liked the shots of Little River Falls, Lost Falls, and the lower part of Desoto Falls. The water color there at Little Falls and Desoto Falls is so unusual.

Small City Scenes said...

great shots of the waterfalls. Your pictures are always so crisp and clear. Welcome to the glasses brigade. Are you getting progressives or actual lined bifocals? MB

Arkansas Patti said...

The white water pouring into that emerald pool was stunning. Almost Eden like.
Be careful with those bifocals. They can trip you up till you get used to them.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, amazing how a little water makes it look so different. wow!! i can not imagine it being the same place that the hubby & i visited. wow!! i know wow, can i say anything else. but seriously. wow!!! ( :

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, beautiful collection of waterfalls. They are all lovely, hard to pick a favorite. Happy weekend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are beautiful shots of the falls, Betsy. Hope you and George have a nice weekend!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful falls! To answer your question...we have 6 grands with one more due in May! A great time of life!

Happyone said...

A beautiful collection of waterfalls.
So far I'm just with the reading glasses.

Ann said...

all of them are so pretty. You some some wonderful sites.
I got my first pair of glasses when I was 30 when I couldn't see to well at a distance. About 7 years ago I had to add readers. Haven't had my eyes checked in a long time and I think I need to again.

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, these are really appealing...love the DeSoto falls. Glasses are a pain for me...I put them on top of my head while taking photos. But will have to put them on sometimes to see other things..that is why I don't just put them away.

I sure had fun (NOT)this evening trying to make it without my bifocals...you will get used to them and wonder what you did before them. Roger got them glued back together with epoxy...hope they last till Monday!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Thanks for the waterfalls. It's so dry and cold here. I needed that!
You'll get those glasses figured out!

Nellie said...

Beautiful waterfalls, Betsy!

I've worn bifocals for a number of years. Tried the progressive lens style, but adjusting was not happening, so I have the style with the line dividing the reading portion from the distance vision.

Hugs,
Nellie

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely waterfalls! Thanks for sharing.

You'll know you're used to your bifocals when you stop stepping into (otherwise invisible) holes in the floor. :)

David said...

Betsy, We love waterfalls too! Over the years we've taken hundreds of photos of them... Can't get enough! Love your photos! As for the bifocals...you'll get used to them fairly quickly. We both have them and we appreciate being able to see more clearly. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Jeevan said...

Wow! Awesome waterfalls Betsy... I enjoyed them quite and more the large ones the little falls are very pretty and fascinating. Love the pristine waters of Laurel Falls

Pam :) said...

Hi Betsy, I love seeing the beautiful falls you two visit.
It won't be long before you two sweethearts are waterfalling again :)

Daisy said...

Great waterfall photos, Betsy! I love the sound of waterfalls. I can almost hear them by looking at your pictures. :)

Kay said...

Absolutely fabulous photos, Betsy! Wow! I do love seeing waterfalls.

I'm struggling with my trifocals right now. I can't decide if the progressive or the one with lines is better. Sigh... One more thing to get used to as I age.

Our photos said...

Wonderful waterfall!

Susie Swanson said...

I love waterfalls and your pics are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beauty with us. I hope you got a nice warm break today from the cold weather. The ice and snow is about gone here. Hugs and Blessings, Susie

diane b said...

So many beautiful waterfalls in the one area. How nice for you. Yo'll get used to the glasses soon I prefer graduated lenses rather than bifocals though.

Catherine said...

Those are some beautiful waterfalls Betsy! I have progressive lenses, have for years. I hate them. But what's a gal to do. *shrug*
xo Catherine

Pam said...

Do you think those are all frozen now!

SweetMarie said...

Wow! The color of the water is gorgeous! You two look so darn cute! :)
hugs,
Marie

Retired English Teacher said...

You two are so cute. You both keep falling in love with each other and waterfalls.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing these photos of all your waterfalls Betsy. They are truly awesome and that is another great photo of you and George. Hope it won't take you too long for you to get used to your new glasses.

Sue in the Wood said...

Love waterfalls...your photos are great. Think my favorite it Lodge Falls!

Betty Manousos said...

good morning betsy,
such a beautiful scenery and gorgeous photos!
the waterfalls are truly awesome, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

big hugs~

Cheqna said...

Beautiful photos of waterfalls and what a great way to celebrate birthdays with something that you both love doing.

Hope you'll have many more wonderful journeys and share it with us here.

:-)

Neal said...

Beautiful! Of course waterfalls are always beautiful!