Friday, February 26, 2010

Playing in the Waterfall



My blog friend Dagmar, from Holland, asked me to play along and have some fun so here I go. Okay you guys, wanna join the fun? Here's what to do:

1. Open your first photo folder
2. Scroll to your 10th photo
3. Then post that exact photo with it's story
4. After you've done that tag 5 people to play along.

Here the story to go along with the photo:


On one of the last days of our summer vacation in Cashiers, NC or "Paradise", we loaded up the children and all went to spend an hour or two wading in the pool at the bottom of Silver Run Falls. It got it's name from the silvery or platinum sand that covers this whole area. It must be mica or some mineral that has been chipped away by the falls. There is a ledge right under the waterfall where you can stand and let the ice cold water tumble right over you. It is very cold water, even in the summer time.

The pool is rather large and has a walking path all the way around to the other side of the falls. If you climb over opposite the falls, you can see another fall above this one upstream.





It is a wonderful way to enjoy the best of North Carolina!

Here are my 5 tagees:

Thanks so much for tagging me Dagmar!! This was fun!!
~~~

7 comments:

Kamana said...

that looks like fun. splashing about in the water.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

hey Teresa, how much fun that you played along. Love these pics. If only I could walk underneeth this nice Fall. I can tell you all had fun. Thanks for your little story down memory lane.

Jeanne Klaver said...

This will be interesting. Thanks for the tag!

Jeanne Klaver said...

Ran out of time while ago, so I'm back to comment on your post. Did you stand under the waterfall? Question about the sand—is it rough/smooth? This is such an interesting post. Thank you!

Teresa said...

Hi Jeanne, No, I wasn't brave enough to stand under the waterfall, but my neice and nephew both experienced the cold mountain water. They are "Irish Twins", two children born within a year of each other. They stick close together, and can swim like fish.

The sand is smooth, but the color of platimun. I can't seem to get a photo to show the color up well though. Thanks!!

Debbie said...

It does look like fun. I will have to have a look and see what I can find. Thanks for tagging me - stay tuned to see what I find :) I enjoyed this post.

J.H said...

look like fun, I bet it's not taken in winter :-)