Monday, May 12, 2008

Niagara Falls at night

No matter how they categorize them, there will always be two Niagara Falls - the Falls by day and the Falls by night.

Imagine seeing the Falls by night first. Open your senses to the things that only feeling and emotion can appreciate. Save beauty, grandeur and scale for daylight hours. Let them go for now and close your eyes. Breathe. Stretch out with your feelings and lay your hands on the cool metal railing in front of you. It's perfectly safe. Here at the edge of the great Falls, hear the sustained, awesome roaring of the water rushing by, feel the power of its passing shaking the bedrock beneath your feet, see the lights dancing in the mist, and taste the damp freshness of it on your face. All of this and yet there is so much that can't be seen, just felt. Listen closely to your feelings. They once said that the voice of the Great Spirit was in the thunder of the falls. Can you hear it?










7 comments:

TerriRainer said...

How SCARY! Back away from the rails!

Okay, panick attack subsiding...heights SCARE me!

:) Terri

Robyn said...

How truly frightening and exhilerating at the same time! Love the description! I could feel the mist on my face! I have missed you!
Hugs,
Robyn

NouveauBlogger said...

Great pix! Have only seen the falls by day, but they're quite spectacular. I think I need to see them at night too.

CIELO said...

Niagara Falls at night looks scary... I do not want to be there... but of course, that's me; I'm sure you had a lot of fun....

Have a great day, my friend

Cielo

bindhiya said...

great pictures and description...
I think both night and day is beautiful in its own way...

Dear Skeeter and Mrs. Skeeter,
Happy Wedding Anniversary!!!
love and ((hugs))
bindi

Katie said...

OOO even better at night.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Skeeter, its hard to believe, but many people have gone over these falls....and some even lived to tell the tale....but many didn't....

Being up close to them...the roar is tremendous.