1 Shot Wednesday: Green Falls

green falls
Fossil Creek, Pine, Arizona in the Coconino National Forest

Looking through my photo gallery this morning, two dates on November 4th came up — one from 2014 and 2018. Turns out we went exploring to the same place — Fossil Creek, Arizona. Its popularity is growing despite its obscure location. It is worth the forty-five-minute dusty drive into the wilderness. Today, like other beautiful parts of Arizona, you cannot visit unless you’ve reserved your spot. Havasu Falls comes to mind.

Fossil Creek is unique because of its green hue (calcium carbonate dissolved in the water) and series of waterfalls that grow in size as one keeps trekking on the path. The emerald pools are mesmerizing. Can you imagine with the heat of an Arizona day how refreshing it is to go swimming in one? And we did, too. In November, the water was chilly, but standing waist-high in the cool water with the sunshine heat on your back was a great sensory combination.

30 thoughts on “1 Shot Wednesday: Green Falls

    1. Thank you. Nov. 4, 2020, I am at work. 😦

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  1. I cannot swim, but would be tempted into that green water anyway. Nice memories to have, dear Cindy.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. You could stand in it up to your chest. The fish like to nibble your toes. The water is so clear, you can see them do it. Yes,a fond memory. Thanks, Pete!

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    1. You know how dry AZ is. To find this kind of an oasis is blessing.

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  2. Yes, it looks a wonderful place !

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    1. I thought it odd that I so happened to visit there on the same day, four years apart. Today I’m working, but I sure wish I was wading in a green pool!

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  3. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. As always, my pleasure. I finished your short story collection, btw. I indend to post a review over the weekend. What did you think of the second novel of mine? Loaded question, right?

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      1. I really enjoyed it 🙂 I’ll be writing the review up tomorrow.

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  4. What a beautiful discovery! Thank you for sharing this tranquil scene 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, Ian. You are always generous with your compliments. How kind!

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  5. Fossil Creek looks idyllic. I wish I was there.

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    1. It was a hidden gem. Thanks, Paul!

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  6. A beautiful place Cindy. Looks lovely. A very nice calming and upbeat post too.

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    1. Hi Lloyd, I hope you are safe and well! Thank you, I worked yesterday, but two and four years ago, I was at an oasis. 😉

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      1. My sister is back at work in the UK schools too. Not a great idea as far as I’m concerned. I just want everybody to get through this. I hope you are safe and well too. Karen and I fine. Numbers have been very low in Queensland so far. Your post is a lovely respite.

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        1. Thanks for acknowleging my purpose! I was looking for a place to cast my eyes. My heart is weary.

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful experience.

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    1. Green water. I loved it. Especially in AZ. I have lived in the northern hemisphere most my life where there’s a pond, lake or river steps away. Now water is precious to me.

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      1. Water a step away- you were very lucky.

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  8. oh my ! that IS awesome.

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  9. Lovely shot. Isnt it?😄

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  10. Oh I could sit an admire that view for days.

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