A Friday morning in February, a 23 degree wind chill, and high water made for stunning falls and a park practically to ourselves. On nice weekends Great Falls can be packed, with people everywhere picnicking and taking pictures, and a line of cars waiting for others to leave so they can enter. But today it was peaceful and quiet, other than the sound of the water.
Typically I don’t see and hear the Potomac River from the parking lot, but today the high water and mist was visible through the bare trees and the roar was audible.
We took a short walk along the canal,
to the overlooks. You can see that we had a lot of rain this week!
I could have stayed longer and played with the shutter speed a bit, but considering that my companion wanted to do this:
(this was a safe spot for climbing, but still, he wanted to climb everything), and the water below looked like this:
with numerous posted warnings about the dangers of falls and drownings in those very spots, I could only work with the camera so much.
But still. It was well worth the trip for a morning out in such a glorious spot.