Sunday, April 25, 2021

Morgan Falls, April 2021

 It was a cloudy, cool April day and a perfect time to visit Morgan Falls. I was hoping for a good amount of water but as it turned out that wasn't the case. It gave me the opportunity to take some close-ups of the red rocks and streams of water flowing over them.

So much has changed since I started visiting this place 30 years ago! Back then not too many people knew about this hidden gem in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National forest in northern Wisconsin. I wrote a blog in 2012! (https://soulcenteredphotography.blogspot.com/2012/05/morgan-falls-chequamegon-nicolet.html). It was a magical place, especially in the spring time when the forest floor is covered with a carpet of woodland ephemerals. It is easy to imagine "little people" or fairies dwelling amongst the rocks and tree roots - if you believe in that! It still is a special place but for me it has lost some of the magic especially since the new huge parking lot was built a couple of years ago. After a massive rain storm (summer of 2016 I think) destroyed part of the infrastructure the place was shut down for 2 years! During that time several new bridges were built, the parking lot was relocated and a new trail head was installed.  Now many people are visiting so I was glad I had the waterfall to myself for a while to take photos to my hearts content.

On my way home I stopped at a lake to take photos of beautiful reflections of the spring forest/trees. Two swans came swimming towards me and added a special touch to the scene. The perfect ending of a quiet and serene spring day in the north woods of Wisconsin.

Thanks for viewing, Susanne


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