Thursday Travels: Let’s go to the fallsPosted: August 30, 2012 | |
I can’t believe it’s Thursday already. This week has flown by so quickly that I hardly noticed it.
Since it is Thursday, that means it’s time to go back to Fundy National Park, and the trail to Laverty Falls. I promise to get us as far as the falls today, but we still have to hike a little ways to get there.
We did not see anyone else on the trail until after we visited the falls and started making our way back.
It looks like we’ll get some rain from Isaac sometime this weekend. Sunday seems to be our best bet.
I went out and took a close look at the pond and the creek yesterday and today. The water levels are so low that plants normally associated with dry land are growing where there should be water.
Isaac’s rains will be most welcome. I just hope he’s not a blowhard too. We could do without a major power outage.
We’re just about at the waterfall now, and there’s something I should mention. The photos do not do it justice. You really have to be there. I’ve found that to be true of most places in nature, particularly those of great beauty. It’s just too flat in pictures.
Usually a hike to a waterfall can be pretty strenuous and involve steep descents (and ascents). The hike to Laverty Falls was, I thought, easy. We originally planned to combine this with the Moosehorn Trail, but decided to just hang out by the falls for a while instead.
Laverty Falls is more impressive from below. We’ll get there eventually, but not in this post.
A cheery relaxation is man’s natural state, just as nature itself is relaxed. A waterfall is concerned only with being itself, not with doing something it considers waterfall-like.
~ Vernon Howard
We’re having a warm, sunny day here in the Bogs today. I love the meadows this time of year, when the purple of the asters mixes with the yellow of the goldenrod. I have a series of meadow images I hope to bring you soon.
I was a little saddened today by some of the praying mantises. One in particular has been feasting on monarch butterflies. I found a scattering of wings on the ground, then looked up to see the praying mantis was feeding on another monarch. I might have helped the monarch escape if it had been alive. I also came across another praying mantis feasting on a honeybee. I had to remind myself that to the praying mantis, food is food. It’s survival, not personal. They eat harmful insects as well as the beautiful and the beneficial.
You might want to scroll quickly past the next image, and go down to today’s view of the pond. I had a debate with myself over whether or not to post it, but it’s part of nature which is not as cheery or relaxed as Vernon Howard makes it out to be. Just so you don’t have to go there, I’ll say goodbye for now. Thanks so much for dropping by. We’ll spend a little more time at the falls next week.
- Thursday Travels: Laverty Falls (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)