Friday, April 4, 2014

More from Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia

Amicalola Falls in March of 2014! (Compare this one to the next one)
George and I visited Amicalola Falls State Park near Dawsonville,  Georgia from March 24-26, 2014.  Today I'll share more photos from that fabulous park.  As I said in this past Friday's blog post,  Amicalola Falls is 729 feet high and is Georgia's highest waterfall,  and is the third highest falls in the Eastern United States.  There are 600 steps leading up to that glorious waterfall.   Hope you enjoy my photos...



Amicalola Falls in March of 2011
And we just 'thought' there was alot of water coming over the falls this year... Look at the photo I took when we were there in March of 2011 (after tons and tons of rain).



Amicalola Falls --from a distance, with the long lens!




Amicalola Falls ----from a LONG distance;  (You can also see the lodge where we stayed --on the top of the mountain!)






The 'small' creek at the bottom of the mountain;  We walked in this area --and the Rhododendrons were beautiful.



This is the Reflecting Pool --at the bottom of the waterfall.   See that swing?  That's where George and I sat and enjoyed some lunch. It was COLD ---but the sun made it bearable.



George took this photo from the very TOP of the waterfall --showing the Reflecting Pool  (pictured above) WAY down there (about 1000 feet down).  See it????



Looking down toward the bottom;  See the steps on the left?



Another photo showing some of the 600 steps!



Photo from below the bridge;  There's one more bridge (at the VERY top)--which you cannot see.





Us at the bridge  I showed you in the photo above...It was neat being so close to the top of that huge waterfall.



I took this photo of the very TOP of this gorgeous waterfall,  with my long lens.
Hope you enjoyed seeing more photos from this fantastic waterfall.   Have a great weekend and week ahead. 

I found out in March that blogging less often is good for me --and gives me time for all of my interests in so many other things.  I just can't find enough hours in my day!

Please forgive me for not commenting very much on your blogs lately.. Life has gotten in the way BIGTIME... We are busy weeding and putting down mulch.  There's SO much to do in the yard. Please don't give up on me.  I do keep records of who comments on my blog and when,  and I so appreciate getting comments from those whom I have NOT had time  to visit.  It means so much to me.  You are special!

Because of life's busyness, I'm taking another blog break on Monday and Wednesday,  but will be back on Friday,  April 11.   Have a great week. Love you all.

Hugs,

53 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

You must have enjoyed the day well. Nice to see lot of water in the waterfalls. Beautiful photos!

Ms. A said...

The difference in the amount of water is dramatic. All those steps and the fact you two are able to climb them is even more so danged impressive. I would love to sit on the swing and look out over the reflecting pool... because that would be sooooooo much easier than the stairs! I don't think my knees could take it, at least not both ways.

The Furry Gnome said...

More beautiful waterfall pictures! What a difference; reminds me of some around here. It must have been a huge job to build those steps! Enjoy the yard work; I'm looking forward to the day we can start ours....

linda m said...

What a beautiful place. Can't wait for my son to take us there on one of our visits to GA. Have a great weekend.

George said...

You got some beautiful pictures of a beautiful (and special) place.

diane b said...

Its great to see the waterfalls when they are full and when they are less full great comparison shots. The reflecting pool is pretty.

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful photos! My knees and hip would seriously rebel against all those stairs... I'm always looking for waterfalls that are easy to get to. I don't mind walking but when it comes to climbing, I'll leave that to younger folks and the two of you! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Out on the prairie said...

what a nice area to visit. You find the best to see.

Sandra said...

i am cutting way back on comments and will continue to

Jim and Sandie said...

There is just something about a waterfall - I absolutely love them. And this one is incredible. If you gave me a couple of days I might be able to make the climb up all those steps. Such gorgeous views.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

You find the best places to go. Wouldn't it be marvelous to walk in that valley when the rhododendrons are in bloom?

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place! I do love waterfalls! Terrific captures as always -- the next best thing to being there myself!! Hope you and George have a lovely weekend, Betsy!! Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, such wondrous beauty! The water is simply beautiful! Happy weekend to you :)

Arkansas Patti said...

At first I was going to say that I hoped you didn't get any of this last storm. However, I will change that to say I hope you got none of the WIND from this storm but got lots of water to make your waterfalls full and lovely like the one above.
Enjoy your break.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think I like those falls better with less water coming over them,but that's just my thoughts. Have a great week and don't work too hard.

Betsy said...

These are some gorgeous pictures! I love the one showing the reflecting pool from the top of the falls and then the one with the swing at the pool itself. You must be in fantastic shape to do all of that stair climbing. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful countryside with us.
Have fun with your "life in the way" work. Isn't it great to be able to do all of those things?
Blessings,
Betsy

carolina nana said...

Hey Betsy,
That is a beautiful waterfall. How long did it take you all to climb those 600 steps,haha !!
I know what you mean about getting behind on reading and commenting on blog post as it seems with this late spring everything needs to be done at once and in the last week I have struggled to keep up with just posting on my blog.
Have a blessed weekend and next week, don't work too hard.
Marilyn

Joy said...

Yes, I can now call both of you a waterfall couple. Just joking. I wish me and hubby can do such a thing,
Anyway, blogging really takes time and sometimes we need to take a break so that we can do other things:)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Really beautiful photos, Betsy. What a difference between the March photos of 2014 and 2011! Pretty amazing falls, though, either way. Love the shot of you and George.

Fun60 said...

I love the photos of the water cascading over the rocks - just beautiful.

Ginny said...

The second picture is SO much water that it is white and looks like a snowfall!!!! That is my favorite here. My other is the last one, your angle of the shot is wonderful and the fall looks almost lacy! Also, you must be the most fit woman on EARTH!!

Jazzmin said...

Beautiful!!! I think my favorite photos are the very last- how gorgeous that water is- and that reflecting pool! I can just imagine how pleasant it must have been to sit there by it. What a wonderful place to sit and relax.

Hope you have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Jazzmin

Kay said...

I am always so jealous of you guys with all of the great places you visit.

Happyone said...

You can always find great photos here. : )

eileeninmd said...

Betsy your waterfalls shots are beautiful. What a wonderful place to visit. Have a happy weekend!

Lola said...

Wow, 600 steps. That is a lot. Beautiful falls. Sure wish I could see some of them but I do enjoy thru your eyes. Errrr camera. lol

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy! I really like the reflecting pool. Have a nice week!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay did I tell you I loved your header? And I would love to sit at the bottom of that reflecting pool!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Don't worry Betsy we all get busy and visit our fav blogs when time permits. A balance I suppose.
Anyhow dear girl, the photos are magnificent to say the least. What an amazing country in which you live.
Enjoy your weekend!

Ann said...

Honestly Betsy, as busy as you are with your travels I don't know how you find the time for blogging at all.
This is such a gorgeous area, I would love to visit there.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I sure do like all the photos of the waterfalls today. My favorite is the bridge in front of the waterfall. Have a great blog break.

Jeevan said...

The stairs looks adventures to climb that too alongside the falls… awesome waterfalls Betsy! Superb captures... I liked the long shot on the falls and view from the bridge cross. The reflecting pools seems so peaceful to spent leisure.

I am also going though the same situation as urs... without enough time to do many works I took while I wasn’t connected with internet. Hope u both doing great... will check u r other post later. Take care

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

You and George always capture your photos gloriously. Perfect beautiful waterfalls. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

Janie said...

The falls in 2011 were almost scary with so much water coming down! We ate dinner at the lodge when we visited. The views from there were lovely. Glad you're seeing lots of sights in between all the yardwork!

Eva Ason said...

Oh My those steps :) Lovely pictures as usual.

ladyfi said...

So many lovely shots. Enjoy your break!

SweetMarie said...

I like pretty little creeks. and I would love to sit on that swing, what a perfect spot. :)
hugs,
Marie

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful place. I am glad you went, you hiked and brought back some amazing shots. Now get busy in the yard. We are doing the same here. Lots to do. MB

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Those falls are so gorgeous! Glad you got so many good pics of them

DeniseinVA said...

I love to see your waterfalls. Great pictures Betsy!

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy, such impressive shots! nice to see those waterfalls. the water is simply gorgeous!
that's a terrific area...i'd love to visit some day.
i so enjoyed your post/photos.
wish you a great week ahead!

big hugs~
xoxo

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I don't think we've been to Amicalola Falls. I think I should put it on a list of places in GA to go. The kids would definitely love the waterfall.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love this falls and visited it often when I lived in GA. It's good to see it again. That is a big difference in the water flow over the falls.

I hope you have been enjoying your blog break Betsy.

Carletta said...

A very pretty waterfall and that pool is beautiful!
But, the photo with ALL the water is impressive.

Marie said...

These falls are so amazing! Just beautiful! I get behind in responding to comments a lot. I will go a few days without blogging and then get only five or if I'm doing good, six to eight, responded to on the blog of the person who left the comment. So, I stay behind up to two weeks sometimes in getting back to people. But, it's the best I can do. I like to look at all the blog posts I've missed on every person's blog who has left me a comment and that sometimes takes time. But, I always keep at it, and sometimes I even almost get caught up! :-) One has to live their life, and can't be on the computer every day for hours.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you all had an amazing trip!

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, I found this posting so interesting. I've always known about Niagara Falls, but I never really realized that there were other long falls in the eastern part of the USA. So thanks for introducing me to Amicacola Falls. Truly awe-inspiring. Peace.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Enjoyed the photos of this lovely area. Enjoy your break(s), however many or long they might be. We'll be here when you get back! Hugs.

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
I'm late! apologies! I have enjoyed your beautiful pics so much, the spot where you enjoyed your lunch at the Reflecting Pool is amazing, and what a wonderful name, it must have been a great experience! you two have such boundless energy I'm exhausted looking at all of those steps! and as ever I adore the photo's of you and George, you two make me happy! x x x

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
I don't know whether this will be a duplicate comment! I'm sure I have just pressed publish! apologies Betsy, I am late!
I love this post, such beautiful pics. I adore the wonderful spot at the Reflecting Pool where you and George enjoyed your lunch, it must have been an amazing experience. Both of your boundless energy astounds me, I'm exhausted looking at the 600 steps! and as ever I adore the photo of you and George, you make me happy! x x x

Cheqna said...

Hi Betsy,

Your Amicalola Trip must have been then and now..hope you'll enjoy many more in future.

Have a good weekend and enjoy your other activities too.

Happy weeding! :-)

Small Kucing said...

The water in the Reflecting Pool is so clean. Looks deep. If shallow it would be nice to paddle there

Neal said...

Those are beautiful....we need to get to at area. BTW, have you guys ever been to Providence Canyon State Park (http://gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon)?