Sunday, December 19, 2010

Niagara Falls in December

Finally, a dream come true!  I am standing at Niagara Falls!
December 2002

Clint and I usually march to a different drummer, we can't help it, we were born that way.  Besides, it makes for a much more fulfilling and interesting life!

Niagara Falls, beautiful in any kind of weather!

We have been known to take vacations during the winter in blizzard conditions.  Our well meaning friends and family have given us warnings and like most unsolicited advice, we had not heeded it.  (There was that front we were advised about on our way to El Paso a couple of Decembers ago, we probably should have followed this advice.)  I don't know if danger heightens one's other senses but these risky winter vacations in blizzard conditions have been some of our best and most memorable.

As you can see in this photo, the roads were covered as we drove to
and from Niagara Falls.

A freezing Clint standing at Niagara Falls in December 2002.

All my life I have always wanted to see Niagara Falls. From the time I was a toddler,  I had heard  the name "Niagara Falls".  My dad made many business trips there when I was very young.  Also, I always loved the movie, "Niagara", with Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton.  I had not envisioned my visit to the falls being in December but what a trip!  We saw what I feel is a different side of beauty there with all the ice formations. We did not walk after we stepped out of the car upon our arrival, we "ice skated" in our shoes as we were in awe of this majestic beauty.

A beautifully adorned ice covered tree.

Me attempting to see through the misty telescope.

 I will admit it was not a fun drive going to the falls and back to Buffalo.  Buffalo, New York, in the winter ... well, that's another blog!


Clint said...

It was cold and it was wet with airborne mist and it was white with snow and ice, but it was so very memorable and different. I like being different. Ha.

Franz said...

Must be a really fantastic place to see live!
With that ice photographs appear to be very suggestive!

Ciao Cindy e ciao Clint!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Just fabulously great place!!!What a wonderful photos!!!

Thank you for share this,dear Cindy:-)*

Wish you fantastic Christmas days!!!

Cheers and Love,

Design Wine and Dine said...

I admire how you two live on the edge! Literally here! Beautiful!


That is such a breathtaking sight Cindy, i haven' t been to Canada and Niagara Falls is definitely one of the places that i MUST see in this world. I could just stare at the sight all day. You and Clint loves the thrill and adventure, it really DOES make life more exciting:-)

Advance Merry Christmas to you both, you're a really wonderful person:-)

Bitch said...

I love the report of an almost dangerous

Wish you dear friend and blog follower
a very happy Christmas with family and
so many friends!