It is October and Fall has officially arrived. Adventures are my favorite, but those that take place in the Fall are my most treasured.
I recently visited Snoqualmie Falls on a whim and it was quite a treat.
There was mist in the air and it added a somewhat romantic feel to the morning beside the river at the bottom of the waterfall.
What a powerful force, waterfalls. I felt rather small standing there looking at the rushing water.
According to their website, “Snoqualmie is the English pronunciation of “sah-KOH-koh” or “Sdob-dwahibbluh,” a Salish word meaning moon. As a spiritual place, it gave birth to many legends. One tells of “S’Beow” (the beaver), who climbed into the sky to bring trees and fire down to earth. The Native Americans who roamed the valley were known as people of the moon.”
Though it is October and some of the leaves are turning, the plants and vegetation are all thriving and green. The tiny forms of life surrounding the waterfall stand strong and hold their own against the larger force of nature. Maybe it is because I am a fan of the underdog, but it makes me smile.
The walkway and stairs around the falls had metal words embedded in them. They were simple words, but somehow poetic next to the sound of the waterfall and the mist in the air.
I hope everyone is enjoying Fall and all it brings wherever you are!