Monday, January 20, 2014

Falls Park

This will be my last post for now from Falls Park in Sioux Falls. I don't have a video this time, but I have a couple of interesting pictures. These pictures didn't really fit in with the videos so I thought this separate post would work well for them.

Whenever I visit a new park I take a picture of one of their signs at whatever entrance I'm at at the time. I like to show these signs but I'm not always able to do it. I don't think I did last summer so I decided this post was the perfect place for a sign. 

If you look very closely you can see a man standing there on the ice below the falls. He was down there taking pictures. At first I was kind of annoyed that he was down there in the way of my pictures, but then I realized that his presence would give you a good idea of the actual size of the falls. That wouldn't happen without the ice.

That guy being down there made me think for a second that maybe I could go down there and get some pictures like that. But it took only part of another second for me to remember how afraid I would be that the ice would break under me. I would probably have been just fine, but the thought of falling through the ice still terrifies me.

My last picture shows a nice wide view ofr the falls. You can see that the snow isn't very deep. Most of the white you see is really ice from the falls. Water comes out on the right side of the picture, but it's not nearly as much as from the main part of the falls on the left.

I wish I could linger on these falls for even more posts, but that would get boring after too many times. So I'll move on to something else in my next post. Falls Park has become one of my favorite places. I tell anyone who will listen that waterfalls are one of my favorite things, and these are the only ones I've ever personally seen. I feel lucky to live so close to them. I'll talk to you later.

18 comments:

  1. That man in the photo changed my whole concept of size. Those falls are much larger than I thought at first glance. Nicely done my friend.

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    1. They really are an impressive sight up close.

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  2. Some real nice ones in Pipestone area, not far from here.

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    1. Maybe I'll have to plan one of my trips for there one of these times.

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  3. I am seriously going to need to get some waterfall pictures for you!

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    1. I'm looking forward to them. I love every view of waterfalls I can get.

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  4. OK, yes, the perspective with the man in there makes me sure I've seen a drawing of this falls. It looked smaller in your picture yesterday. Nice.

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    1. The one problem with pictures is you can't get the size right unless there is a person there.

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  5. I really enjoyed these Falls Park photos - thanks so much for sharing them!

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    1. I'm glad you liked them. I hope that one of these days I'll find some more falls.

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  6. I like it that he's in there so you can appreciate the size. Good catch!

    I'm with you though...I wouldn't be standing there! I'd be afraid of falling through the ice too.

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    1. I kept wondering about falling through the ice the whole time I watched that guy.

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  7. If I were there, that would become one of my favorite places too, so beautiful.

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    1. You've been to some spectacular places. You must have some very good favorites.

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  8. Great photos Ratty. I am glad for the man stood in the falls as I don't think I would really have comprehended the enormity of them without him. It must have been incredibly cold for them to freeze so completely. That guy sure had guts to walk out on the ice like that. I think I would be with you and take my pictures from a distance!!!

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    1. It really has been incredibly cold here. I got lucky to visit on one of the warmer days though.

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  9. I think being worried about falling through the ice is valid concern! These are really lovely photos and I agree that in the end, it is nice he was down there so we can get an idea of the perspective.

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    1. I'm not sure the water down there is very deep so I might have found it funny if he had fallen through the ice. I'd still be afraid if it was me though.

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