Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Temporary Waterfalls: For Watery Wednesday

The sign may warn of falling rock, but this time of year it is falling water. All along the roadside cliffs just across the Kennebecasis River from Gondola Point, New Brunswick, there are temporary waterfalls caused by the spring melt. Some start far, far up the hill deep in the woods and are quite spectacular. I find the photos do not do justice to how great the water was to watch ... and of course the sound was wonderful.


Posted by: "Guest Blogger" Riel. The theme of Watery Wednesday is water; for a wonderful variety of watery scenes from other bloggers around the world, just click on its name.

25 comments:

Bim said...

Nice photos - I assume the water disappears under the road?

Judy said...

That is more impressive than the similar ones I have seen here in Ontario!

Gill - That British Woman said...

super photos, I was expecting the water to run accross the road though?

Gill in Southern Ontario

bobbie said...

This must be spectacular to watch.

at the cottage said...

Wonderful photos. I like watching a waterfall. Where doesn the water flow to?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,that is so beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

Natural Moments said...

These types of falls always have a wonderful presence to them. They totally beckon me to stop and visit them just as they seem to have done for you too. Beautiful.

Martha said...

I love the spring waterfalls. In a few weeks Hubby and I will make our spring pilgrimage to Yosemite and there will be many such waterfalls. When we return in the fall, nearly all will be gone. Only two flow all year.

J Bar said...

Quite interesting.

Sydney City and Suburbs

Tricia said...

OMGosh - that really is very pretty! But, the damage it does can't be good.

Pacey said...

Wow, what a wonderful falls out there, so unique and am glad you showed us this.

Aileni said...

Sorry to find you have been unwell. As Winter receeds I hope your health strengthens.
Great scene.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is beautiful and I haven't ever seen anything like it...

me ann my camera and Riel and her camera said...

As near as I can tell the water runs along the bottom of the hill at the side of the road down a slope in a ditch. Also some goes through a culvert or drain that must be somewhere I can't see, as on the other side of the road there is a pipe which shoots water into the river. The road really is right on the side of a cliff. Thanks for all the comments. Riel

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I know what you mean. The sound of the pure water is something that cannot be expressed.

Silhouette of a Temple of Dwarka

me ann my camera and Riel and her camera said...

Riel
The falling rock sign is perfect for setting the scene! great pic!

MOM Ann

Mary said...

Wow!...those are pretty neat for temporary. I would be stopping traffic to take photos :-) That second one is lovely. It was so good to have your mom back on-line for a day....and I bet you were thrilled to have her back in the house for a few days.

Deborah Godin said...

Reminds me of some of my travels in B.C. - that's the only other place I've seen anything like this. Just beautiful, and I'm sure very fresh-smelling and musical!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

I just love these photos. SO unusual

Margaret

Tina said...

I think it is very unusual to see waterfall that fall down to where one can see the yellow dividing line on the roadway!! Your second photo is quite a conversation piece!!
I bet it takes some by surprise...especially hearing it before you would see it!!
Neat post! :)

amanda said...

What a lovely sight, would love to see it up close!

Tammie Lee said...

so beautiful! I love it when I drive by waterfalls along the road~

2sweetnsaxy said...

How wonderful! I would love to see something like that. I'm looking at the photos though, trying to figure out where the water is going. You would think it would be all over the road.

me ann my camera and Riel and her camera said...

I think I should have looked more carefully at how it was draining. I'm sure if it overwhelmed the ditch it would be on the road ... just hopefully not much of it!

Becky and Gary said...

More gorgeous shots Riel. Water flowing makes for good pictures.
Hope your Mom can come home for Easter.
B.