Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dupont Forest

Once upon a time there was a chemical facility run by Dupont in the middle of the forest.  Dupont closed its facility and the State took over the forest.  It is now a beautiful place in which to walk.  There are many trails and at the end of the main trail a lovely waterfall that breaks over huge, ancient rocks.

We went for a walk there last week.  In all the times that we have visited the area and the falls we have never seen as much water as we did this year.

It was standing in places where it had never been - run off from the surging stream.

It was flowing off of rocks and making beautiful white water.

There have been times, in years past, that we hiked up to the top of the falls.  Not this year!  The water has taken over its whole space.

Over this past spring we often wondered if it would ever stop raining but seeing all that water made those soggy days well worth it.

"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time." - Leonardo da Vinci


  1. It has been a rainy year here and now we are seeing the end results in an over abundance of insects, Especially of the vampire mosquito kind. sigh. This looks like a really lovely place to walk, loads of inspiration and rejuvenation!

  2. Wow, tons of water! Looks powerful but beautiful. Great photos, Penny!

  3. I live blocks from the St. Joseph River. I have never seen a waterfall in this area, except over one of the dams. I did see Niagra once and it was fantastic. I think it would be soul healing to live close enough to hike to a waterfall.
    xx, Carol

  4. The power of the water is such an inspiring sight - just like my great love, the sea - and these shots are wonderful!



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