Saturday, April 6, 2013

Waterfall

 When you think of waterfalls, Kansas City and in fact Kansas doesn't come to mind.
Western states come to mind...Colorado, Utah, Wyoming...
I think of Niagara (not in the west, but...), Yosemite, Yellowstone...
The KC area has Tryst.
I didn't even know about this until I started reading my Day Trip book.
It's really quite nice. I took several pics. Again I practiced my "slowing the water down", but I think, in this case, I like the water in the pic above. I think it kind of shows the flow of the water better.
I googled waterfalls in Kansas and was surprised that man made ones were included. The reasoning is that our man made lakes are called lakes, so man made falls should be called falls...  Some of them were pretty desperate!!! a few rocks and water flowing over them, but some looked fun.
I'm thinking I'll try to visit some this year...I'll post them and let you all judge as to whether or not they qualify as waterfalls.
ommmmm

27 comments:

Manzanita said...

Waterfalls in Kansas? When I think of Kansas I think of corn and Royals and Dorathy and Whitey.
But you got the proof. Good photos.
Manzi

turquoisemoon said...

Manzanita...Actually that falls is on the Missouri side, but in the KC area for sure. I think when people think of Kansas, OZ and Dorothy definitely come to mind. Ruby slippers, oooh my... hahaha!

troutbirder said...

Yup it did surprise me being in Kansas. But then here in Bluff Country (southeaster Minnesota) our highest waterfall is about 12 feet...:)

Pam said...

ha ha ha...I was thinking OZ also! ;) Very nice photo's! :)

Out on the prairie said...

They are fun to explore.Along N central NE on the Niobrara River there are some huge ones.

Linda Starr said...

Beautiful falls, looks so refreshing.

turquoisemoon said...

Troutbirder, Ooh it really surprised me. I'm on a mission, now, to shoot some of them. There's one listed, not too far from me...but to me, it looks more like a spillway. I'll check it out. Oooh and Welcome!!!

Pam, I sure don't blame you for thinking OZ..AND I have a Toto dog. Lucy is a Cairn, just like Toto, cept she's a blond.

Steve...In NEBRASKA??? I must check those out!

turquoisemoon said...

Steve!!! Just googled waterfalls in Nebraska and WoW!!! Very cool...

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, It really was pretty neat. Ooh and it has a history too. I guess Jesse James father was a Baptist minister and would baptize people there.

Pam said...

I see you do and what cuties they are!! I love them dogs! :)

Pam said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about Sophie, I just seen that! <3

turquoisemoon said...

Pam, I luv them doggies too! I miss my Sophie very much. She was so sweet and loving. Lucy, my new one, is a brat!!! but, I'm sure after she gets out of the puppy stage she'll be better...at least I'm hoping!!!

Pam said...

Maybe Lucy is just balancing things. Puppies can always be brats...lol! One of our goats, I call a wench, cause she is a brat....lol! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Here in Edmonton, the city placed spigots on our High Level Bridge and on special occasions would turn them on to produce a waterfall off the bridge into the North Saskatchewan river. But putting so much treated water into the river was causing environmental issues, so now they've stopped.

turquoisemoon said...

Pam, I hoping so... She has not been easy to train. Very stubborn!!! We go to puppy training school now... and we've just started the class for the second time. hahaha!!!

Debra, Did you ever get a pic of that? I would think that being in Canada, there would be lots of waterfalls??? I must google your area. It's been a week since you've posted...are you back???

Arkansas Patti said...

You are right, waterfalls and Kansas don't seem compatible. I like both effects you got with the water flow. That was interesting about Jesse James.

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, This book is so interesting. I'm excited to go to all the places it talks about. Most are very close to where I live, but I haven't ventured there. Funny how when one retires, simple pleasures can fill your life. 20 years ago, this little falls wouldn't have exited me so...

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, I take that back! Nature has always thrilled me. I think that photography has just added so much to my life. I see things so differently now. It's also something I can do by myself, and I spend so much time being by myself. Did I mention that BF's New Year's resolution was to stay awake at least till 7:00??? hahaha...

Randy said...

Nothing like the sound of a waterfall.

Out on the prairie said...

One of the falls was Smith Falls. I stood under it with an umbrella covering a friend wanting to shoot the light breaking over the top with a rather expensive camera his parents had just bought him.

turquoisemoon said...

Randy, You are so right!!! Love it...

Steve, I looked up Smith Falls..WoW! It's beautiful. When one buys their own camera, one is very careful with it. I was even worried about all the steam in that lap pool at the Elms. (previous post)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh yeah, we've got tons of waterfalls here in Canada but you can always use another one, that's our philosophy! Yes, I'm back and tomorrow I'll be posting again.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, You are soooo right!!! I love them, even the man-made ones. Looking forward to your posts. Always interesting and always funny...sometimes choke on my coffee funny!!! hahaha

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I liked both of your waterfall photos. The last one seems to have more volume going over the rocks. Both are very nice photos! -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks Barbara! On the second one, I should have adjusted my exposure so it wouldn't have been so light. That will be corrected next time...I'm learning.

Berto Garcia said...

Nice place .. we send greetings from Canary Islands

turquoisemoon said...

Berto Garcia...Welcome! I must visit your blog and see your Canary Islands. Thank you for visiting.