Frozen waterfalls are an uncommon occurrence here. And many times when these cascades freeze, the roads are too icy to attempt driving. So when a chance to photograph these lovely works of nature comes around, I take it.
That's why I spent the final Sunday before Christmas not shopping, not skiing, not hiking (although I considered visiting the ornament trail). No, I took advantage of the rare frigid conditions to travel through the Gorge and capture nature's incredible works of beauty.
And so, dear readers, I present my Christmas gift to you. No words, just a collection of beautiful winter scenes.
|Lower Multnomah Falls|
|Benson Bridge, Multnomah Falls|
|Ice coated tree branches|
|Icy rock wall below Multnomah Falls|
|Icy splash pool below Horsetail Falls|
|Horsetail Falls close-up|
|Icicles behind Ponytail Falls|
|Frozen vegetation from the waterfalls' spray makes interesting patterns|
|Another view of Ponytail Falls|
|Behind Ponytail Falls|
|Wide angle view behind Ponytail Falls|
|Creek below Ponytail Falls (with one cold photographer!)|
|Ponytail Falls parting view|
To all my readers, Merry Christmas! May you have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy this special time with your loved ones.