Multnomah Falls, OR 2/2

This is the second image in my two part series of Multnomah Falls, if this is the first image you’ve seen, go back and take a peek at the first one!

I found that as I stood at the bottom of these falls, I felt immensely humbled. Such a gigantic natural monument has lasted for thousands of years and yet still stands, largely unchanged now. The water is mesmerising to watch; I particularly like the way in which the it is tossed by the wind as it falls. This is particularly noticeable on the right, around the centre of the frame.

The very top of the falls has been eroded away over time as the soft rock gave way to the power of the water which tumbles from above and yet, if any of us was to visit Multnomah in a hundred years, we may not even notice the difference. This is, of course, the effect that time has. It continues, relentless, with everything bowing to it in the end. Multnomah is truly a grand place and is certainly worth visiting if you’re ever on your way South through Oregon.

‘This thing, all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Slays Kings, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down’.

J.R.R Tolkein, The Hobbit

Until next time,

J

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