Monday, May 21, 2012

Chasing Waterfalls


I could feel the waterfall's mist on me from here!!

On Saturday afternoon I represented Midway College Admissions at a recruiting event at Cumberland Falls State Park Lodge. The event itself went pretty well. I was able to speak to several prospective students. These events are also great for getting our college's name out there. All in all, it was a success!

After the event, I decided that I wanted to see the Park's main attraction, Cumberland Falls. Known as "The Niagra of the South", Cumberland Falls is the largest waterfall in the southeastern United States. It measures 70 feet high and 125 feet wide. It's truly a beautiful and amazing sight. It's not only amazing visually, but the sound is amazing as well! Mother Nature is truly an amazing thing. The most interesting fact about Cumberland Falls is that it's one of only two waterfalls in the entire world (Victoria Falls in Africa being the other) where you can see a "moonbow". A moonbow, or lunar rainbow, is created  when light from a full-moon refracts off of the water from the falls creating a prism of light in the mist of the falls. Doesn't that sound amazing??

I am going to check this summer's lunar calendar so that I can witness a moonbow for the very first time.

Have you ever seen a waterfall? If not, would you like to?

47 comments:

  1. Really, what is it about waterfalls that makes us go 'Aaaw' - I often wonder. They are amazing!

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  2. Every year, I tell myself I'm going to go see the Moonbow in October. Perhaps this year, I'll actually do it!

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  3. I love the sound and sight of waterfalls. I've never see a really big one, but even the small ones are wonders to me. I have never heard of a moonbow--how fascinating! I would love to see one.

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    1. I had never heard of one either until this past weekend...now I'm determined to see one :-)

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  4. Your career takes you amazing places - even chasing waterfalls. I love it. The rushing water is a reminder of renewal, of flow and the sheer power of billions of molecules moving together. Imagine if humans all received one idea in unison and decided to flow that way…we could start a revolution Keith….of dreams, love and peace. ok, too much coffee maybe?

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    1. Not too much coffee at all...I agree that we could start a revolution :-)

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  5. Pretty! We have tons of waterfalls around here. I can't imagine never having seen one!!

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  6. So beautiful!!! I love it. I definitely have to go see the moonbow. Glad you had a good time with mother earth!

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  7. I have only seen small waterfalls, but, as Tina said, they are wonders, too. I would love to see a moonbow; it sounds amazing. Pat Steir's paintings of waterfalls are beautiful - do you know her work?

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    1. I do not know her work but I definitely want to check her out now!

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  8. I really want to see this. Hope you get a video!

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  9. Living in California, I've seen plenty of waterfalls. Yosemite falls is amazing, over 2,400 feet in length, and majestic.

    Nearby, there are several waterfalls. My sons and I enjoy hiking to Little Yosemite, about 16 miles away.

    What I like best is that each time I'm near a waterfall, I'm in the forest, my favorite place to be.

    Thanks for sharing your weekend with us!

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    1. I think that Yosemite Falls would be an amazing sight. I'll add that to my bucket list :-)

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  10. Rickett's Glen in PA has like 20 or so waterfalls, all breathtaking and unique. It's a 3 mile hike, and so worth it with the ups and downs, the neat steps.

    Glad you got to enjoy yourself!!

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  11. I wish I was there! You already scratched off a item on my to do list! Looks like you enjoyed yourself! :D

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  12. I love waterfalls, I'm so jealous!!!

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  13. Oh my gosh this brings back so many amazing memories for me! I grew up in Huntsville, AL and my family vacationed at Cumberland Falls when I was about 9 or 10. The thing that was the most fun for me was walking along at the top of the falls (not near the edge of course!) and sliding down the rocks there. So fun!

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    1. They have it gated these days so that you can't get that close...I would love to do that though!

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  14. The waterfall looks beautiful! I've never heard of a moonbow before but I am glad to have learned about it. I want to see one someday!

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  15. Waterfalls are one of my passions......my inspirations. Unfortunately, there are not too many close to where I live.

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  16. A Moonbow eh?

    Might have to steal your idea and schedule a trip (someday) in conjunction with a full moon to see this for myself. Being from the flat Midwest, I can't say I've seen too many waterfalls aside from the man-made, concrete variety.

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    1. You should definitely schedule that trip Diego!

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  17. Lovely shot of you, Keith. You look at peace and very content.

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  18. Hey! I saw a beautiful water fall this weekend, too :) Funny! Great pictures, Keith!

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  19. P.S. I don't know if you've seen it or not but Niagara Falls is a MUST see. One of the most majestic places I've seen thus far in life.

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    1. I definitely want to go see it at least once in my life :-)

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  20. Wonderful topic, I think Water-Falls are the most mesmerising of things, in fact there is one at the top of our road. It's called Cedar-Creek Falls, is about 30m high and cascades down over granite abutments into Cedar Creek. I love it.

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    1. I agree that waterfalls are among the most mesmerising of things. Cedar-Creek Falls sounds beautiful.

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  21. I'll show you waterfalls - come to Yellowstone!!

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    1. That's exactly why Yellowstone is on my list of places to see :-)

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  22. Looks beautiful. I love waterfalls. Niagara Falls are my favorite and of course Yosemite!!

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  23. From one admissions counselor to another howdy!
    And YES I adore waterfalls. I've had the opportunity to crawl behind one several times. I love them. So much power and natural beauty!

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    1. I have never cralwed behind one but that actually sounds amazing!

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  24. Yes. I've always been fascinated by waterfalls so I was ecstatic when I first heard that Minnehaha Falls is right here in my city. I LOVE going there. I'd love to see more waterfalls--and bigger ones! Actually, it's kind of a dream of mine to go bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge. I don't know if I'll ever actually do it, but I've definitely thought about it a lot.

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    1. Vistoria Falls would be a sight indeed my friend.

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