Monday, April 18, 2011

Niagra of the South...

Today was a beautiful day. I ran to the Post Office and mailed my taxes. I had an intense need to burn off some energy. One of the nice things about the Washington D.C. area is all of the parks and trails. As it is National Park Week - no entrance fees - I decided to head to Great Falls Park.

It is a beautiful park on the Potomac River. It is called the Niagra of the South. The falls are nothing like Niagra. However, the sound is incredibly loud. You can hear the falls long before you see it. The river is very wide and full of large rocks. One side is Virginia the other is Maryland.

Spring is always a great time to visit. Right now the river is eleven feet higher than normal. It is considered in flood stage. Further down the Potomac River today parts of Georgetown had flooded buildings. The rocks are hardly visible mostly along the edge of the river.

Water is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. Here along the river you can see and hear that awesome power. It felt really good being outside today. Enjoying the wonder of nature.


Ann said...

beautiful photos! Nature's power is awesome!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Ohhhh I have actually BEEN there on vacation and was thinking,,,I know this water but the rocks are MISSING:) that water is REALLY high!! Great shots of it too!