Chandelier of crystals

Some pictures of crystals/icicles that I took around my apartment in January 2007. One of the plants was almost like a chandelier of crystals…

The first photo is a side view; the second one is taken from the bottom of the plant with the chandelier of icicles hanging from above me!

The Chandelier


Beautiful but treacherous

In response to Rashmi’s comment on getting wet at Tahquamenon Falls, I have the following pictures. However, there are several locations where you can walk and get wet at the Lower Falls, and downstream in the river as well!

  1. Notice at Lower Tahquamenon Falls:
    Warning at Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  2. Notice at Upper Tahquamenon Falls:
    Warning at Upper Tahquamenon Falls

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Upper Tahquamenon Falls

The Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamnon River are the main Falls (as compared to the lower falls). These are one of the largest falls "east of Mississippii." They are 4 miles upstream from the lower Tahquamenon falls and are a treat to the eye! The Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a great place to hike as well (We did not stay that long!)

There are two view points:

  1. One that gives a complete frontal view requires a 116 steps walk down to the gorge.
    Upper Tahquamenon Falls - Long Distance
    Upper Tahquamenon Falls Long distance Zoomed In
  2. The second view is pretty close to the falls – and still requires 96 steps to go down. By the time people take the two flights, they, especially, the ones who carry car seats and their children down and up, are in need of bottled water.
    Upper Tahquamenon Falls
    Upper Tahquamenon Falls
    Upper Tahquamenon Falls

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The Lower Tahquamenon Falls

Last weekend, we visited a few sites in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Here are some pictures of the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. There are about 5 lower falls

  1. South Lower Tahquamenon Falls: We just saw them from a distance. One can actually go very close to them. South Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  2. North Lower Tahquamenon Falls: We saw these in more details. Here is a long distance view. You can rent a boat from just where I took this photo. Then take the boat across the river. On the left are the southern falls and on the right are the northern falls. You can walk right into the falls. We decided to walk around the river to reach the northern set of falls. Side view of Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  3. Front View of North Lower Tahquamenon Falls: Front view of Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  4. Another Front View of North Lower Tahquamenon Falls: Another Front view of Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  5. Close-up of North Lower Tahquamenon Falls: A plague indicates that the most asked question is about the color of the water. It says that the amber color of the water is caused by tannin from the pine trees in the swamps drained by the river. The water is so soft that it leads to a large amount of foam at the bottom of the fall. Close-up of Lower Tahquamenon Falls
  6. Side View of North Lower Tahquamenon Falls: North Lower Tahquamenon Falls