Once it thundered

One of the things that I wanted to accomplish with my blog is to share local treasures. Letting people know about my backyard is rewarding in itself. The deeper hope is that it inspires you to explore your surroundings and you are able to increase the quality of your life. Most of us go nonstop– it doesn’t matter if your official work day ends at 5 pm or 3 am. I encourage you to find the beauty around you– there are good memories waiting to be made. You don’t have to wait until your official vacation from work to enjoy life. I love the comment on this post from a new person I have had the pleasure of meeting through WordPress– Carol. She shared her insightful reflections. I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Dry Falls beauty isn't done justice in this photo.  If you've been there, I'd love to see your photos Dry Falls beauty isn’t done justice in this photo. If you’ve been there, I’d love to see your photos

Near my childhood home rests a gaping hole in the earth.  It is said to have been the largest waterfall on the planet at one time– five times the width of Niagara Falls.  The only water in Dry Falls now sits quietly below.  From the bird’s eye view at the visitor’s center, the people in the small boats below look like part of the scenery until the distant movement catches your eye.

The area surrounding Dry Falls is fertile ground for curious minds.  Large boulders are scattered about– a young Estela would imagine all the different ways they might have got there. Everything from bowling giants to dinosaur pinball. The great chunks of rock  jumped off the glacier train long ago– some originating from Montana.

Here it once it thundered, roared…

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