15 The Falls



The sheer power of Niagara Falls is incredible. Admiring its majesty from the Canadian side in no way prepares you for the sensation of standing almost under the waterfall on the New York side. The volume of water that crashes past is amazing. The mist at the base of the Falls soaks you in seconds as you're buffeted by the strong winds generated by the Falls as you stand on what's called Hurricane Landing. When you step off the platform back on to dry land, you laugh from sheer exhilaration. To have felt the water falling around you and surging below you it's almost like a tiny bit of the power rubs off on you.  That experience, where you walk around the falls on a red timber platform is called the Cave of Winds. My mum enjoyed it so much, we did it twice. Not to miss anything exciting, we also got close to the base of the waterfall by boat, known as the Maid of the Mist. I'll never forget our ponchos all flying up over our heads, us trying to keep them down, laughing hysterically, turning our faces up to the spray and my sister beside me yelling "I'm wet… again… woo hoo!"


It was a lot of fun, and the scenery was breathtaking. I loved the rainbow dancing on the water mist when the sun came out in the afternoon, how vibrant the trees were in their Fall uniforms of brilliant reds, yellows and oranges, the turquoise color of the water made all the deeper by the white water churning at the base of the falls. It was stunning. 

From New York, with love xox

15 comments:

Lucent Imagery said...

Oh my goodness there is so much beauty in this post. Your words, the photos and the love between your family. I adore it. I love the misty shot of the wooden walkways underneath. I was supposed to visit Niagara Falls in 2003 but was detoured due to a massive power outage that year that affected flights, transport etc. That month in Canada had so many wonderful mishaps to share as stories!

paisleysummer said...

I was a little blase about visiting the falls when I did it with my mum, husband and kids 20 years ago but I ended up just loving the whole experience.....the mist, the power of the water, the ponchos, everything!
Your photos are gorgeous and it looks like you had such a good time x

Eliza Jane said...

I love The Falls, too! Your photos are SO much better than mine! x

Sam said...

Your imagery of Niagara is glorious and almost surreal, it is so much of beauty to take in. My biggest regret was not taking the cruise down when I visited, that must have been a whole otherworldly experience. Lovely photos of you all!

Sunny & Star said...

These photos look beautiful. The water mist and the rainbow are almost magical.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Heather said...

These photos transport me there with you. I can hear the water in its powerful but gentle grace all at the same time. Mr. A & I want to visit the Falls, now more than ever having seen your photos. The shot of the bird is glorious!

Cheers,
Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love this post!! Niagra Falls is on my bucket list - and you have sold me. I must take a trip sooner than later... lovely, lovely photos!

I hope you are enjoying Fall in NYC before it gets too cold!

xo everything-pretty.com

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I visited Niagara Falls many years ago and the whole experience was simply sublime. So glad you had a chance to enjoy this with your family! Love the rainbow!

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Eve.H said...

So amazing, I´ve seen pictures of Niagara falls but in the fall scenery it´s even more beautiful. Hope you and your husband are fine :)
xx Eve.h

About Last Weekend said...

Wonderful piccies of you all. Those falls are majestic, I long to visit them

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

You are an incredible photographer. That first photo took my breath away. What an amazing experience. I've never been there but I can just imagine the exhilaration of being so close to the falls.

PAPS said...

I remember going there when I was a college student and it was experience that I have yet to encounter anywhere else. It was beautiful. You have captured the best.
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Jenee C. said...

These photos are incredible, you've somehow managed to capture the majesty of the falls. I love the photo of everyone smiling. Hope you're somewhere safe from frankenstorm right now.

xx Jenee C.
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Lindsay K said...

Amazing photos! The falls are so beautiful. Growing up we would do a long weekends int he fall there- so beautiful.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

What beautiful photos and I love the 'moments' captured. It makes you want to know the story behind each photo!

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