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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My World - Nooksack Falls, Washington

I spent three gloriously relaxing days near Mount Baker, Washington, last week and, although it's not exactly my neck of the woods (pun intended), it's close enough to consider "my world." Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them.

This is the sign welcoming visitors to Nooksack Falls. Apparently, many people have lost their lives here by slipping and falling either over the falls or onto the boulders below and being swept away by the whitewater. You MUST enlarge this photo and read what it says about taking photographs!

It's definitely a rainforest area as you can see from the massive evergreen trees dripping with moss.

We crossed over the bridge just before the falls and on one side you can see the river winding its way through the rocks and boulders and on the other side you can see a brilliant blue pool, very calm just before it drops over the cliff.

I then traversed the trail, carefully planting my feet over the twisted roots and lowered myself over huge boulders to get to the viewing area - thankfully fenced.

I couldn't even see where the Falls landed at the bottom, so I turned to my right to take a shot of the gorge. I also carefully moved further down to where there was no fence to try to take a few shots right below me. As I was doing this, I was holding onto a tree for balance!

Finally, just to show the contrast between one side and the other:

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Gaelyn said...

These are all marvelous captures. Yet I get a sense you didn't obey the sign. Glad you didn't become a statistic at this gorgeous place.

Louise said...

What a pretty falls. Glad you didn't get swept away!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Excellent photos, oh my word, I could not of looked down :-(

Maggie May said...

Looks beautiful but you need to hold on to something while looking down!

Jo said...

Oh, Leslie, you need to frame these photographs in beautiful cedar frames and put them up on your walls as a set... oh goodness. Better yet, sell them at a Christmas craft fair for Big $$$Bucks$$$. They are exquisite, exquisite, exquisite.

ms toast burner said...

Great photos. I love the warning sign! :-)

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. You photographed it so well. I love waterfalls.

Rajesh said...

Your snaps show your beautiful world. The falls is really nice.

Marites said...

scary but quite magnificent! and I would've done the same thing hehehe! great captures! my world is up too.

aims said...

Yup - those kind of things make me nervous - afraid I'm going to slip no matter what. Or that my big butt is going to throw me off balance and drag me over the edge.

Lovely pics girl.

Gwendolyn said...

What a great place to live. Thanks for sharing. I haven't been able to visit Washington yet, but it is on my list of places to go. Thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

Your world is gorgeous!