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silvaris · 2 months ago
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Brice Creek Falls by Mike Potts
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lionfloss · 6 months ago
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riverwindphotography · 13 days ago
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Emerald Waters
(c) riverwindphotography, July 2022
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vandaliatraveler · 2 months ago
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Valley Falls State Park is best known for the dramatic cascades and rapids formed by the Tygart Valley River as it “squeezes” through a narrow gorge on the way to its eventual confluence with the Monongahela River in Fairmont. The park was once the site of a grist mill in the mid-1800s, but the only evidence remaining today is a spillway, a grinding stone, and an abandoned quarry, now overtaken by forest. Falls notwithstanding, I’m ever in awe of the massive slabs of Upper Connoquenessing sandstone piled up on either side of the river - they provide both a testament to earth’s prehistoric past and an amazing riparian zone of rocky pools and sandy embankments where seeds from farther upstream can deposit and take root, providing homes to many uniquely-adapted species. 
From top: American water willow (Justicia americana), a showy aquatic perennial that forms large colonies in the shallow riffles of streams; an eastern American toad (Anaxyrus americanus americanus), which was busy croaking and making babies in a rocky pool near the falls; sweet azalea (Rhododendron arborescens), also known as smooth azalea, a rangy, stream-loving shrub whose strongly-scented, white flowers have distinctive red stamens; yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), an exquisite riparian member of the lily family that clumps on the moist, sandy banks of fast-moving streams; royal fern (Osmunda regalis), a spectacularly beautiful fern that loves the nooks between the boulders at the river’s edge; and ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron), also known as brownstem spleenwort, an elegant, upright fern with a special fondness for the same rocky nooks.
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gestaltaggregation · 6 months ago
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April 20th, 2021
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pnw-forest-side · 9 months ago
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shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn · 7 months ago
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TOM THOMSON Ragged Rapids Oil on Wood 21.4 x 26.7 cm
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green-algae · a month ago
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6/28/22, Great Falls Park, VA
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stvpidbtch · 2 months ago
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Of course she wanted to drive it and of course she can’t
The Traffic Trio and one of the RRapids belong to @andersam5
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ser--c · a year ago
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silvaris · a year ago
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Bird's eye view of a stream by David McCurry
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lionfloss · 3 months ago
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by Martin Pearce
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riverwindphotography · 10 months ago
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Rapids: I love to watch a mountain stream dance with itself
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markroome · 12 days ago
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White water
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retr0scum · 3 months ago
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gestaltaggregation · 6 months ago
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April 20th, 2021
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haciaelmar · 3 months ago
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ready for bathing | Leica M6 | Kodak Elite Chrome 100 | 2015
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