The road to the Box Canyon Dam Overlook.
This is just outside of Metaline and Metaline Falls.
I didn't take any pictures in the actual towns of Metaline or Metaline Falls. (There are no waterfalls that I'm aware of.) The towns were really depressed. It made me feel really sad because I could see the jewels they once had been and still could be. They were dirty and unkempt. So sad because the area was so unbelievably beautiful. There are just no jobs up in this area so that people can afford to make these little towns what they could be. What bothers me is how people don't clean up their yards. That doesn't take money; just a sense of pride and the willingness to do it. Sigh.
Anywho...yesterday we took another little trip (without any dog with us) to see Douglas Falls which is closer to us than any of these others. It was just a 30-minute trip or so.
Before we left, I picked a basket of pears from the tree in our backyard. I probably got at least 20-25 pears and laid them out on paper in the basement to ripen.
Note to KOK Church Mouse: Thanks for your comment! I printed the recipe for the Pear Honey and I'm going to make it as soon as the pears are ready. I'm very much looking forward to that. It wounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing that recipe with me!
Also on the way, we stopped and picked some apples on the side of the road. We were careful to watch for bears since we were right at the place the bear was in the tree eating the apples the other day! I took some pictures while we were out of the car. This is just a couple of miles down the road from our house.
I'm going to go down to the railroad tracks some day soon and wait for the train so I can get some pictures of it. Most days it comes by twice.
These are the apples we picked.
I can smell the apple pie now, can't you?
Our basket full of apples, we continued up the road to Douglas Falls.
This is at the top of the falls. The water is going over the edge right where those stacked rocks are. You know me by now...I had to go up there and wade in the water a while! It was in the middle 90s yesterday and that cool water felt so good on my feet.
See the water line on the biggest rock on the right? If it weren't for that, you couldn't even tell those rocks are underwater because the water is so clear. We didn't have clear, clean water like this in Texas. It was always dirty and muddy and either brown or red. It's one thing we really notice here.
Here's a little video so you can hear the rushing water.
I love this sound.
Oh for heaven's sake! It's sideways!
I can't fix it. Sorry.
I can't fix it. Sorry.