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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