February 17, 2016

The sound of a waterfall...


"When I was walking in the mountains with the Japanese man and began to hear the water,
he said, 'What is the sound of the waterfall?'
'Silence,' he finally told me."

-Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems


"Silence"
Wykoff Run
Cameron County, Pennsylvania


No, I was not walking int he mountains with a Japanese man.  But I was driving through them with the Better Half in North central Pennsylvania. Where the deer outnumber the humans (or so I've been told).  Where the only elk herd east of the Mississippi River reside (again...so I've been told). The Better Half apparently does a lot of "telling" when it comes to where he grew up, his stomping grounds.  And he knew exactly where this little waterfall was, so he pulled off the road and I grabbed my camera (or...so I was told to do).  Glad I listened.  To both the Better Half AND the silence.




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18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful shot! I can hear the waters rushing down that waterfall! Stunning!

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  2. What a pretty place to stop off!

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  3. A sight that makes me shiver from the cold just looking at it.

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  4. Wow. Very impressive.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/old-san-juan-pigeon-park.html

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  5. omgoodness, what a beautiful spot!!! i need a drive in the car, and some awesome photo opportunities!!!!

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  6. your, new to me, header is gorgeous!!!!!

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  7. This is beautiful, winter is long cold and harsh but sometimes, very beautiful

    Mollyxxx

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  8. So beautiful! It feel so good when locals reveal their secret spots.

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  9. Lovely spot along the road. I like that the better half wanted to share this with you.

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  10. I can ALWAYS count on you for truth telling and humor!!! xoxo

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  11. Lovely picturesque waterfall. I would have thought elk would be in Maine, not Pa.

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  12. Looks like a peaceful moment in the midst of grieving.

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