Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bald River Falls - Frozen!!

This water fall is about 40 minutes from where I live. It is beautiful!!! I have seen it partially frozen before, but it has been years. This was posted on my friend's facebook. I hope the video works on here. Well, the video doesn't work, but you can see the beauty of the forces of nature just from the picture.

01-06-10 - Thousands of gallons of water a minute make the nearly 100 foot drop into the Tellico River below. It's a rare occurrence to see it frozen like this!
The snow this morning looked like glitter falling from the sky. The flakes were tiny, and the way the sun was shining on them made them glimmer!!

I got up to go to the bathroom at 2:30 am when something in my lower back snapped. It felt like a bolt of lightening had stuck it!!! It's done this before, but not this badly!!! I have 2 bulging disks. I think they are more than just bulging now. I am trying to keep from moving to quickly or bending the wrong way, etc... today. I've taken over my husband's recliner and using heat.

I am actually crocheting today. I'll show a photo when I finish.

Oh yeah, I have another book to recommend to everyone. It is titled, Still Alice, by ???? Genova. It is about a 50 year old woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers and is told from her perspective. Be prepared to cry. Have the tissue box handy. This is an amazingly well written book, and really seems to get inside the head of this lady who is a Harvard professor. I am taking it to my mom's nursing home and asking the staff to pass it around.


Angelia said...

Oh my goodness!!! I can't believe its completely frozen!!!! all I can say.
Hope you get to feeling better! and that sounds like a good book to read.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow! I hope that you are doing better. Take it easy for a few days and see if that helps.

KID, MD said...

What a cool video! All that water - locked in ice. Wow. Thanks for sharing! I hope you are feeling better soon. Take it easy! Easier said than done, right?

gwensews said...

Amazing the forces of nature! I'd love to see Niagara when it freezes. It sounds like you may need to see a Dr. abour your back. Thank you for the book recommendation. And, feel better soon.

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - that is amazing!!!

Get better soon.

Cindy said...

Oh No! I know how you feel. I spent 6 months in bed 8 years ago with a bad back. You need ice, not heat. use ice 10min on 10min off. (I know what you're saying to yourself, ice when it's cold out) That should help with the swelling.
I hope your pain passes somewhat soon! Happy reading..

Jackie said...

I would love to see a frozen waterfall. How unusual!

I hope you feel better soon. Back problems can really interfere in even the most basic things we need to do each day.

Gail said...

Wow that looks so cold, beautiful but also frightening. The only freezing water is my pool and that is 21 degrees celcius. Quite refreshing when the mecury hits 35.

ittybittyandpretty said...

hello, back from my trip and catching up with my blogs. nice curtains :) i hate it when my back goes on me, i have the papers for a scan on my lower back just got to find the time to go. hope you can manage to repair yourself before you do any more damage.
take care

Nana said...

Sorry to hear about your back. I frequent the chiropractic office here. Maybe you could find one as wonderful as mine. But take it easy.

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