Durham Trip - McGowan Falls Study
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy
The day started of wonderfully cool a sign of things to come!
Unfortunately as the sun climbed higher so did the temperature.
In spite of that it was a good day, then again isn't a day out with friends always a good day?
McGowan's Falls in Durham Ontario was our first stop. Even though this falls is quite small there is so much to see here I chose to spend my time amongst the 'details' those little side streams and rivulets. I always think of the "immovable object meets unstoppable force" saying when I look at the sometimes tiny rocks resisting the power of the water. It's quite humbling really those little rocks holding their own while our conversation is swept away by the roar of the water .....
I came where the river ran over stones;
my ears knew an early joy
And all the waters of all the streams
sang in my veins that summer day.
- Theodore Roethke, The Waking, 1948