Walk with me on the boardwalk, through the autumn woods towards Great Falls, Maryland. Where the power of the water thunders in the distance and the mist rises from the falls.
Along the way, trickles are first seen.
Which quickly become larger streams.
Great Falls is within the Potomac River Gorge and the power of the falls is a force to be reckoned with.
Viewing from the Maryland side isn’t quite as dramatic as it is from the Virginia side. However seeing the water flowing rapidly over the rough rocks one is awed by its strength.
To know that something so beautiful can have the impeding force to cut through something as formidable as stone is truly impressive.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Foot Prints, Maryland Area Hikes, Nature
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Great Falls, Maryland
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Gorgeous . . . all of them.
Oh I wish you could have been on this walk with me. It was a truly glorious day.
I love the streams..beautiful captures! 🙂
There was a kayaker in the water enjoying the falls. Bet you’d love that.
I’d so enjoy that! 🙂 even if like you I’d have to go all Eskimo lol 🙂
Awesome! I can relate to the power of water, standing in a river while fishing for trout will wear your legs out in a hurry.
I’ve never thought of it, but I can see how you’d be constantly fighting the strong cold current. Sounds like an easy and great workout to me. 🙂
Try it! 😉 When I first met my ex, she was bragging that her legs were in great shape because she jogged and rollerbladed, and she hinted that I was way out of shape. After her first time trout fishing with me, she hobbled to the couch, put her feet up on the coffee table, let out a deep sigh, and said “That was a lot more work than I thought that it would be.”
Haha !! Great payback buddy!!
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Beautiful powerful water… you captured her wonderfully!
You are too kind. This was with my point and shoot. Hiking doesn’t lend itself to carrying a heavy DSLR
Wow, stunning photographs – so much strength in the rocks and water. Beautiful.
This area is truly a marvel geologically. It’s like a Maryland Grand Canyon. Thank you so much Mary for your kind words.
I love the quotation about trusting the water. I do, but have great respect for it too, having grown up in La Costa de la Muerte (or Death Coast) in north west Spain, and never underestimate its power. Great pictures as always.
Oh lucky you to have grown up in Spain. I have heard of the Death Coast. People surf there right?
Yes, you’re right. Surfing is a very popular activity in north west Spain due to the force of the sea and big waves, very much like Cornwall in the south west of UK or Brittany in France.
What an awesome place, Emily. Love that boardwalk pic too. Thanks for the quote. I’ll try to remember it next time I go in the pool. 🙂
Wear a life vest. 🙂 Just don’t jump or dive in and you’ll be fine. 🙂