Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Snap, A Set and A Song - Waterfall

Time once again to link up with Thea at A Snap, A Set and A Song for this week's theme of Waterfall. Why don't you join us?

The Snap

I dug deep into the archives for this snap. April of 1971 to be exact. Living in New York when someone mentions Waterfall, we usually think of this small waterfall of ours. Perhaps you have heard of it ... Niagara Falls? I have visited it many times since I was very little. This one was during the first spring break of my college career. A friend from high school and I set out on a camping trip through Ontario, Canada. (Was I ever that young? Was I ever that thin? Obviously I have always been that short.)

The Set

This set was taken at the Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens. The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden's design is based on the Suzhou Couple's Retreat Garden built in the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It was designed by Zu Gwongwu and is the only authentic scholar’s garden in the United States. Some of my favorite sites to photograph here are the waterfalls.

You can see more photos from the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden on my photo blog, Gathered Images.

The Song

Back to Niagara Falls once again. Sometimes the most exciting music is simply the natural sounds of the moment. This is not more evident than when you are standing on the walkway overlooking the two cascades that make up Niagara Falls. On special nights such as The Fourth of July and Canada Day (the falls are right on the US/Canadian border with one cascade being in New York, and one in Ontario), fireworks light up the sky.


  1. Great snap!

    I love the set, soooo pretty!!

    And another great song to wrap up another great SS&S.

    Thanks for linking. :)

  2. Wow! What a fabulous fireworks display - thanks for sharing. Niagara Falls is, of course, on my list of places to visit. Chinese and Japanese Gardens are always so beautiful but this looks amazing - another place to put on my list!