Thursday, February 2, 2012

Charleston Falls, January 2012

In 2011, the month of January was cold with lots of ice and snow.  This January was different.



Charleston Falls, January 5, 2012

We had had snow a few days earlier but it was 48 (F)  when I walked and the snow was melting quickly.



Charleston Falls, January 16, 2012

January 16 was a pleasant day for walking.  Jeanne, her dogs and I stopped to admire the falls. The morning temperature was 30 (F).  Two days earlier we had decided we didn't want to walk on a 10 degree day.




By January 16, the water pouring over the falls was digging holes in the snow and ice at the base.

 When Cinda and I walked on the afternoon of January 27, we could hear the roar of the falls long before we reached it.  A torrent of water was pouring over the rocky ledge.  We had had sleet and snow on January 20 and then a heavy rain much of January 26.  Both the melting snow and that rain contributed to the falls that day.  The day was breezy but 40 degrees felt pleasant.


January 27, 2012

Back I went on January 30 to see  a falls that was back to the way it looks much of the year.  Lots of people were taking advantage of the balmy day.  Who can resist taking a walk on a January day when the sun is shining and the temperature is crowding 60 (F)?


January 31, 2012

We are waiting.  What will February bring?  

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5 comments:

Rae said...

Those are beautiful photos. It certainly has been an unusual winter - so confusing for nature. I even have flowering buds on my trees ready to open.

Jeanne said...

Great pictures--you captured the entire month!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You went from Winter to Spring in one month!
I noticed your question about the reply feature has been answered!! I think I like that feature:)

Pauline Persing said...

I know I do.

Pauline Persing said...

Good to hear from you, Rae. I have been wondering how you've been the last few months.