What is it about waterfalls that make them so appealing?
The wild sound of water crashing downward? The rapid pulsing of water as it swirls in wild circles? The thought of being in a canoe rushing toward them?
Waterfalls are exciting and picturesque, powerful and humbling. Recently, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, I saw Salmon Falls for the first time in decades. The falls are located in what was an old fishing spot of native American Indians.
I love to let my imagination run about and picture the native Indians fishing in the Deerfield River.
Part of the attraction of Salmon Falls is seeing ancient glacier potholes, formed by swirling water and stones during the glacier age. They have been described as a "geological wonder." There are more than 50 potholes, ranging in size from six inches to 39 feet in diameter!
If you ever have a chance to take a day trip to New England "sleep riverside village" of Shelburne Falls, make sure you get to see Salmon Falls.
Close your eyes for a moment and envision it as the old fishing hole. It's a sight to see and remember.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WATERFALL?