Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Power of Water

In Fall the Merced does not thunder over Vernal Falls as it did in Spring.
This gentler flow allows me to appreciate the fall and and the way it has sculpted the rock.
Approaching the base I can see how the granite has been polished by thousands of years of water crashing down.
I view the sculpted forms and am mesmerized by the way the water flows over the rocks and through the cracks.
As the breeze blows the drops of water, the rainbow shifts, growing and shrinking in the mist.
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24 comments:

Gunilla said...

Fantastic shots. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and visiting me too.
Have a great day

Gunilla in Sweden

Linda Reeder said...

Lovely. I want to be there right now!

Salitype said...

that waterfall and the rocks perfectly sculptured by nature is simply amazing!

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous shots!!

Photo Cache said...

I simply love this place at any time, altho I have yet to see it in winter.

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Bestemor Drillo said...

Amazing!

Thanks for visiting me¨:)

Diane AZ said...

It is interesting to see what the water has done to the rocks. It must be wonderful to watch and listen to the water falling.

Hagemor said...

What a wonderful place!!! beautiful pics

storyteller said...

Beautiful watery photos ... love the rainbow in the last ;--)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

April said...

Amazing pictures of the rock and the waterfall and a very pretty rainbow!

mountain.mama said...

Great rock and waterfall shots! I would love to be there in person.

J Bar said...

Powerful, indeed.
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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs and description.

PERBS said...

Neat waterfall and rocks it has polished! I loved the little rainbow also!

Carolyn Ford said...

We always want to be there in the spring when the water-fall is at its thunderous best...but, then the polished rock isn't as visible because of so much water...this is really a nice trade-off. Beautiful shots!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fantastic!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful watery photos..Yosemite is a beautiful place. The falls looks very familiar, I believe we walked to this falls. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Great photos of a beautiful place. The water polishing the rock is so awesome. Love the rainbow.

Coffeedoff said...

Beautiful!

ProdigalWife said...

How spectactular! I Especially like those lower closer in shots--looks like the water just sliced off a whole piece of rock!

Ann said...

Beautiful photos of a really lovely place. Just love the last photo with the rainbow.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

vertigineux !

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Linnea W said...

I was at the falls in autumn last year, too. Not quite the spectacular flow of water as during springtime! Your shots are very nice...some of them quite abstract looking, especially the close up ones. Nice work. Hope you had fun.

Owlfarmer said...

Cool shots, Martha. They could be used for a geology lesson--especially the close-up that shows the (much) earlier fracture that allowed the curved bit to slip down. This is the same principle that quarriers use to free up blocks of marble: create cracks and infuse them with water to "carve" the rock from its base. Of course, this is much, much prettier.