Dunkeld, Scotland, taken on October 8, 2016
The Black Linn Falls at the Hermitage near Dunkeld is so far the most beautiful waterfall I’ve seen in Scotland, and if you know me well, you know that I love waterfalls! Of course this was the perfect chance to add to my “Food and the Scotland hikes” collection…except that McDonald’s forgot to put cream cheese in my bagel!
Spectacle E’e Falls, Scotland, taken on April 23, 2016
In addition to the amazing landscape and majestic mountains, Scotland hides some lovely waterfalls in the midst of its hiking trails. The newest discovery was Spectacle E’e Falls near Strathaven, so named because of a local tale. It was said that a young lad fell in love with the daughter of the owner of a mill nearby, but the father did not approve of the relationship and ended it. As revenge, the lad put his eyeglasses on the mill so that when the sun rays struck them, they caught on fire and destroyed the mill. Interesting story, and as someone who appreciates waterfalls immensely, I loved that the falls had history behind it. Oh, and as a part of my “Food and Hills” photo series, I had to take an obligatory photo with the snack of the day – a strawberry. Of course we had a whole batch, and the falls aren’t really a “hill”, but the series has already extended beyond just hills anyway so it’s fair game!
Hamilton, Canada, taken on October 6, 2015
Hamilton is known as the “City of Waterfalls” because its location around the Niagara Escarpment allows many waterfalls to form around the city. I visited Hamilton recently and unfortunately was only able to see three waterfalls because of the shortage of time. Pictured above is Webster’s Falls, one of the most well known scenic waterfalls in the area. I would totally go on a full waterfall hunt one day when I have the time 😀
Niagara Falls, Canada, taken on August 3, 2005
Rainbows are one of my favourite things to photography because they’re usually unplanned and unpredictable. The moment Mr. Roy G. Biv shows his face, you know the rain is over…except at Niagara Falls, when the rainbow isn’t necessarily caused by the rain. This photo was taken almost ten years ago (wow?) when Roy decided to form a real rainbow bridge between Canada and the US, and the “Maid of the Mist” happened to be passing below it. A most appropriate scene, no? 🙂