05.12.2021 Water Wednesday-Chesterfield Gorge

Note the lack of “fall” after water.  I had intended to post the waterfall I visited on Monday, it is really more a couple of cascades, but decided it wasn’t working.  At least not at this point in time. Rocks are not going anywhere so I will have to visit again and rethink my composition. But across, more or less, from that cascade is the Westfield River which runs through the Chesterfield Gorge. For years the river, just below the gorge, has hosted a whitewater canoe race based on times and not anything like the Indy 500. The folks who have organized it for years will no longer be doing so and I haven’t heard whether anyone has taken up the task. I’d guess this stretch of the river would destroy canoes so is probably better for rafting although I haven’t heard of anyone doing that. It does host catch and release fishing that can only be done with lures, no bait, and no bringing home dinner.

There were other items of interest along the trail, one of which was the previously mentioned Painted Trillium and a moss that apparently is fairly common but new to me.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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10 Responses to 05.12.2021 Water Wednesday-Chesterfield Gorge

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Beautiful shot, Steve! You captured the flow so well I can almost hear the sound of the rushing water.

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  2. That orange-brown rock really catches the eye, as you intended.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Such a great watershed… we’re lucky to have it so close to home. I’ve spent many pleasurable hours here over the years.

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  4. Adele Brand says:

    Hasty river and patient rock. Nice composition!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    That orange rock looks as though it’s calling for rescue. See its two eyes, and that big, open mouth? I see a few similarly colored rocks beneath the surface of the water; what kind of stone is that? Sandstone? Or something else?


    • Maybe a geological version of Munch’s “The Scream”? I don’t know for certain the rock’s makeup but don’t think it is sandstone. It isn’t at all tactilely granular. Now you’ve given me an assignment.

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