Someone once asked me how I felt and I replied that I wasn't feeling well at all. My mom overheard this and said that I should always say I'm fine regardless of how I felt. Needless to say I took a very strong objection this and have always been honest about how I'm feeling. The funny thing is that these days she doesn't hesitate to say how she's feeling.
I've said all that to say that this still has not been a good year for me. I've had the type of year where as soon as you get control of one problem another creeps up. My knitting has and still continues to suffer from the inability to work long and consistently on any one project. I joined the Ravellenic games with high hopes of finishing two WIPs and one new project and it looks like I'll finish my new project but neither one of the others.
In June I took a wonderful trip to Niagra Falls,CA. It is one of the most beautiful and cleanest places I've ever been. I admit to walking around most of the time with my mouth hanging open. I've been recommending visting there to everyone I know. I also recommend staying on the Canadian side the views are jaw-dropping and you won't get a good view of Niagara Falls if you can't see them front on. You've be warned that this is a picture heavy post.
Words cannot describe the awesome power and beauty of the falls. I was so close to HorseShoe Falls that I could almost reach out and touch the water. To fully understand the falls one needs to not only see them but hear the thundering roar of the water as it goes over the falls and crashes on the rocks below. Take a ride in the Maid of the Mist to the base Horseshoe Falls and feel the power of the hurricane-like winds swirling around you and the force of the water as it hits you. See the boulders that are completely hidden by mist that cloaks most of Horseshoe Falls.
I left inspired with my heart filled with a new found respect for the magnificent planet on which we live. We all should take the time to get away from the hustle and bustle of our industrial society and stop to notice nature's beauty all around us. Sometimes all we have to do is look out our front or back door.