Friday, July 11, 2014

Waterfalls - Saturday Snapshots

I love waterfalls! In fact, if my husband and I are driving down the road and we see a sign pointing to a waterfall nearby, he doesn't even ask -- he just gives me a look, I nod, and he steers that direction. Here are photos of my two favorite waterfalls (so far) in the Pacific Northwest U.S. (Click on photos to enlarge.)


Multnomah Falls, in northwestern Oregon, about 30 miles
east of Portland. The falls is 620 ft / 189 meters tall.
In January 2014 a falling boulder took out a
section of the bridge shown in the photo above. 

It has since been repaired.

Snoqualmie Falls, Washington - 268 ft (82 m) -
located about 30 miles east of Seattle 
This photo was taken near the bottom of the falls.
I wish you could hear the roar!

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23 comments:

Brona Joy said...

Oh I do love a good waterfall!
And I love that both you and Melinda posted a pic of the same one :-)

Louise said...

Yes how funny to see the same waterfall twice today- but it is a very picturesque waterfall. I wish we could hear the roar too!

Peggy Ann said...

Sandra, have you ever gotten to Niagara Falls? No matter how many times I go I'm always in awe. Putting these two falls on our to see list for retirement!

Arti said...

You're fortunate to be living in a land of magnificent waterfalls. Amazing just to look at their photos, and twice in one morning of the Multnomah Falls. And that reminds me, we do share the Niagara, but it's just too far for me. The Multnomah is closer. ;)

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

You are lucky to have such wonderful waterfalls in your area. There is nothing like that in Virginia though we did have some nice ones within a few hours of my home town in Australia.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I also love waterfalls...and your neck of the woods. I haven't been up there in a while; in 2007, I attended a wedding near Seattle, spending the whole weekend on San Juan Island. Loved it.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Quite a coincidence, isn't it?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Multnomah Falls is one of the most beautiful in our area and easily accessible. I'm sure there are plenty more for me to discover!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

No, I haven't been to Niagara Falls but I'd love to visit. From photos I've seen, I'm sure it's amazing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'll make it to Niagara one of these days!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We haven't made it to the San Juans but hope to go there before the summer is over. I'll take pictures!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Both my husband and I were raised in North Texas and we also lived in Florida for quite a while, so this Pacific Northwest terrain is a delight to us. We're exploring it more and more.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Something about the water crashing down that's so appealing. How nice to have them nearby. There are very few waterfalls where I live near Chicago, although there are some if I drive a few hours south to one of the state parks.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

We have been to that beautiful Multnomah Falls! It was two summers ago. Scary to think that a rock hit the bridge. Must add the waterfall in Washington to my bucket list.

Anne Bennett said...

Wow. Love the waterfalls, especially the shot taken between two trees. Here is my post: http://tinyurl.com/n53ugk9

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Gorgeous!

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Such beautiful and awe-inspiring sights. I love the sound of waterfalls, too! So much louder than I imagine when I'm looking at pictures.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's worth seeing, especially in springtime when the river is swollen with snow melt. But it's pretty any time of year.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

We had to shout to be heard over the water's roar. Amazing.

Ginx Craft said...

Gosh, I've just been looking at that waterfall. What a strange coincidence.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's amazing that West Metro Mommy Reads and I both posted a photo of the same waterfall on the same day!

Kasumi said...

I love waterfalls too!
Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I love waterfalls, and these are both quite impressive.