Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Niagara Falls - How Beautiful!!!

I have lived within a few hours of Ni*gara F*lls for most of my life but until last week had never seen them in the winter. Oh my!! They're GORGEOUS! The pics don't do them justice but you can catch a glimpse of what they're like.

American Falls

Canadian Falls (a little harder to see with all the mist that rises from them)

This is the beauty that the mist of the Falls creates!! (The picture above shows how the ice is layered on the railing I'm leaning on.) Isn't it GORGEOUS?!! In the summer there is always a fine mist near the falls and in the winter the wind catches it and creates beautiful snow and ice creations from it!

Ice crystals just beginning on the railing

I love how the wind captured the movement of the ice as it froze!

A lone lamp post...

...with a beautiful backdrop of trees, snow and more ice. Breathtaking!!

One of the things I love about the falls is the unique roar that they make as they flow over the top and crash below. Around the 18 sec point of this video (when I turn out of the wind) you'll be able to hear this wonderful sound. I am so thankful to live near such an amazing creation of God!!
video

It's been asked if it was as cold out as the pictures look and in one word I'd say, YES!! It was freezing but I wasn't going to miss this opportunity! It was about -20oC/-4oF and after walking around enjoying the beauty for a little more than an hour and a half I was ready for lunch with a friend in a fun little Italian Restaurant. Thanks Shirley! It was so good to see you!

23 comments:

  1. Very pretty...very chilly!

    I haven't been to the falls since I was eight years old. It will be on the list for PIPA and me in the days to come.

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  2. WoW! Way cool! I have never been but have added it to my "bucket list" :-) Was it as cold as it loked? thanks for sharing!

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  3. It must have been COLD!! I worked in upstate New York a very long time ago and never went to the falls. Wish I had. So it is on my list of places to go! Beautiful pictures - you travel so much - lots of fun!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  4. Gorgeous Cathy!

    It reminds me of my Bible reading this morning. Listen to this: "He directs the snow to fall on the earth...Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power." (Job 37:6-7)

    As I write about this verse today, I might send some friends over to check out your pic's - truly beautiful.

    Love & prayers,
    Joy

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  5. Brrr! I like the falls in the winter. It looks completely different.

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  6. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

    I've been to the falls lot's too but I don't think I've ever been there in the winter eaither!!!

    Great pictures!!!

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  7. How beautiful! The pic of you near the falls almost looks like a colorized b&w photo.

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  8. Wow - gorgeous pictures Catherine. That's one amazing Artist that created that beauty! :)

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  9. How beautiful Catherine! Another place on my list of things to see in the world.

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  10. Stunning!! I have always wanted to photograph winters... any landscape will do... these are just beautiful, I've only been there in summer!

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  11. Wow!!! That is absolutely gorgeous. You know I don't think I've ever seen pictures of the falls in the winter and now I wonder why not? It's even more beautiful with the snow/ice. Love it, thanks for sharing.

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  12. You are very very smart to spend your wait traveling and going to places you've always wanted to see. I did that as well, and am so happy I did. Never made it here, though. When my T is a bit older, this is definitely one of the places we'll visit!

    Happy travels,

    Kind regards,

    Carol and Taylor

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  13. The falls are one of my favourite places to visit. I want to go one day and see it frozen like that.

    Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures and video.

    Keep smilin!

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  14. I like these photos and am glad I didn't have to be out in the cold to see them, thank you!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL...
    Looks like you are having a great time..Hugs

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  16. wait! did you say -40F?!?!??!!!!! there is NO WAY i would be outside no matter how beautiful anything is!!!

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  17. Over from Joy's blog to see the beauty! Stunning. I especially like the lamppost. It makes me think of Narnia.

    Thanks for sharing the handiwork of God with this southern gal who rarely has the benefit of a snow's beauty.

    peace~elaine

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  18. Those are amazing pictures, Catherine!

    Michael used to play at the Fallsview Casino twice a year, and I always wanted to go with him but it was never a good time for me. We're going to have to get there together some day, though. I've got to see them for myself.

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  19. Wow, beautiful!! I have been many times in the summer but never in the winter!

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  20. Catherine, those pictures are just beautiful and stunning! I've never been to Niagara Falls - so I'm living it vicariously through you...

    Thanks for posting this...how lovely!

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  21. Oh my gosh Catherine, those pictures are just beautiful, I wish I could see that. It's just beautiful. Catherine go over to my blog, I gave you something.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love, Kristy

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  22. Wow! That is amazing! I would definitely love to see the falls some day! Now I think I want to see it in the winter!

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  23. That is amazing. Beautiful, very much so, but cold too!

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