Thursday, April 14, 2011

7500 Gallons of Water a Second

That's the amount of water coming over Multnomah Falls today!  I wish you could hear the roar it's making!  Hubby volunteered with me today as my sister who is my usual co-volunteer had come down with a cold.  It was a cold rainy day and the parking lot was full!  People from all over the world visiting.  One young boy and his family were here for a fencing tournament - they came from New York, mom was French.  They all hiked all the way to the top of the falls!  I got 3 more flowers crocheted and added to my alpaca wrap.  People commented on it all day. :-)
The moss is loving the moisture, and the ferns too.
The little waterfall below is seasonal, it dries up is the summer.
The photo below is when we left from the road.. a further back view.
The waterfall below is called Wahkeena.. it's very pretty but hard to photograph as it goes up way higher than the photo shows.
The gorge, Rooster Rock and Vista House -- can you say GREY!?
This will warm us up tonight for dinner again.. while I was swimming yesterday hubby made a lovely beef stew and served it up with hot rolls.  Yes, it tasted as good as it looked!! :-)
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you're having a great week.

((hugs)) Teresa


  1. WOW! What fabulous pictures! I would love to be there. How Magnificent! The stew doesn't look bad either. LOL. Thanks for sharing these.

    Big hug from Texas. (No waterfalls like that here!)

  2. Wonderful pictures! The stew actually made my mouth water. I saw on the news that there was actually snow close to you today! Will the REAL spring ever arrive?

    We're heading the opposite direction into Montana tomorrow for our granddaughter's 6th birthday party! Snow there for sure!

    Thank you for your beautiful gift of photography.

  3. Those waterfalls are amazing, I would just love to walk on that little bridge and be in the middle of that roar! The moss green is stunning, I feel the sudden urge to go find yarn that colour, lol :D

  4. Love the photos of the Falls, so beautiful. The green is such a wonderful contrast to the color of the water coming over the Falls.
    Have a wonderful day Teresa,

  5. Thank you for your kind comments on my log cabin quilt :-) The gorge looks amazingly green and mossy! Spring has brought it to life!

  6. Those photos of the falls are absolutely breath-taking. You sure live in a beautiful part of your country. Can I borrow your hubby sometime - that stew looks delish.

  7. Teresa, thanks for your words...

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing!!! that water fall looks really impresive and wonderful. You're lucky that you can see it often!
    The stew looks yum, yum, delicious!!!

  8. I absolutely love waterfalls--I think they are one of my favorite natural features. Thanks for the lovely photos!

  9. The falls are so gorgeous. You are so fortunate to be able to see that everyday. Your Hubby's soup looks so yummy! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. There is an aweful lot of water coming over there Teresa, such a powerful image. I really can almost hear that noise. I am sure the stew warmed you both up after a day by the waterful.Lovely photos.Have a great weekend,
    Jane x

  11. Thanks for your comments..the stew looks so yummy..Looking for tornado in my area today. Hopefully we won't see any..have a great weekend

  12. Beautiful photos Teresa you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. That stew looks o yummy as wel. Anne x

  13. 7500 gallons sounds like a LOT of water. However, I have now imagination of it. Maybe liters would help? But this is just a number too. The pictures give an impression although it would be wonderful to see the waterfall and hear the roaring. Thanks for letting me have a look where you live.

  14. Regula, that would be 28,390 liters. :-)

    Dorothy, if you pay for the airfare, you can borrow my husband. LOL

    Pammy Sue - you don't have ANY waterfalls in Texas? Oh my! :-)

    Nanita.. that is a good idea of finding yarn to match that moss green!

  15. Fantastic pictures of the Falls, Teresa! So exciting to see - I've always loved waterfalls. I also love beef stew and that one looks really tasty!
    Helen x


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