We became very aware of the effects of this year’s drought when we came to Cedar Falls. You can see just a trickle of water just below the center of this image. Our hope was to get photos of water flowing over the rocks that you see at the bottom, but instead we were walking on dry rocks.
In spite of the lack of water, Cedar Falls is beautiful. The trees growing on the rocks, the colors in the stone walls, the moss and ferns growing everywhere, all added to the natural beauty.
Contrasting colors and textures…
You can see a crease in this rock where water has flowed.
I was drawn to this view as we were leaving this area. My friends Shelly and Becky are on the right in the dark jackets. Each of use carried a tripod and used them for almost every photo. Sometimes it seemed a hassle to have to set them up and pack them away, but the end result was well worth it.