Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ash Cave Waterfall on the Rocks


A primal view of the Ash Cave Waterfall in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Amazingly enough, this photo was taken on the same day as the Gothic Spring images in the preceding blog entry. It turned out after driving around a stormy countryside for six hours that the spring rains eventually poured themselves out into a pretty waterfall. More amazingly, I had this waterfall all to myself. And the sun came out just long enough to give the day a happy ending.

12 comments:

Janie said...

I'm glad your cloudy day turned nice for you. Beautiful waterfall, and very special to have it all to yourself.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

WOW, CD.... What a pretty waterfall. That's the way we like to see waterfalls---all to ourselves. When that happens, I always feel as if they are all just there for US....

Thanks for sharing...
Hugs,
Betsy

mountain.mama said...

That is such a pretty little waterfall, just for you.

Poetic Artist said...

Happy ending from a cloudy day.
Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

What a lovely photograph! You were so blessed to be able to experience that waterfall in perfect stillness and quiet and reverance. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Annie said...

How pretty. And if I read this correctly, this waterfall is the result of the rain only? It will eventually disappear until the next time?

NCmountainwoman said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a waterfall all to yourself? It won't be long now until all those tourists will be traipsing to my favorite places.

Montanagirl said...

Sunshine 'n Shadows. Beautiful photo. So inviting.

Jane said...

Wonderful picture!

Jane

Mary said...

This is beautiful! I saw Ash Cave in someone else's blog recently and you both took such great photos that you make me want to go there.

Ecorover said...

Pretty place, and thanks for sharing another great waterfall photo. Was the cave used by native peoples?

CountryDreaming said...

Thanks for your kind comments, everyone!

Annie's and Ecorover's questions are interrelated: Yes, it's believed that Native Americans used Ash Cave as a temporary shelter. The waterfall is seasonal, best seen in April, and depends on spring rains. Ash Cave got its name precisely due to early settlers finding huge piles of ash there which were likely left from Native American campfires.

Found a link with this information which may interest you:

http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/ashcave.shtml