Here we go again…
The searches are going wild, looking to see if Niagara Falls is closed. They also are searching for the Falls frozen. Want to see what it is really like at Niagara Falls? I know you do…
I just saw a Nat Geo article that showed views I am showing today saying this is Niagara Falls in the snow. I wonder why they don’t check their facts.
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What was in the image was pretty much what I am showing today. This is ice, not snow. Sure there is snow on the ground, but these particular views are ice – hard, solid ice. It is very slippery and the icy mist from the Falls bites at one’s face in the wind.
It is often funny what the media shows as the frozen Falls. Here are the talus rock covered in ice. This view is shown sometimes when it is said the Falls is frozen. Frozen rocks!
Lots of photographers are out here today and a few were likely freelancing for publications.
I am here really often and I rarely see so many people in winter.
People being goofy! Is that a scene from the Titanic?
We don’t often get such nice days to photograph either, usually it is gray and dull.
The wind side of trees get ice-covered, but from the lee side they are often ice-free.
It is a sight to see though on a nice day. Of course, nice is relative since it is 15° and even colder by the thundering Falls. The wind is quite chilling, especially if you have to work in this weather. The image below is at the base of the Falls.
This area is roped off as a work zone. Crews are doing construction and adding new landscaping.
While I am showing critters, don’t miss Pictures of Cardinals in Winter. It is another search I get here frequently.
They are photos taken up river from images you are seeing in this post. In the woods, the birds are a bit cozier.
Since I come here often, I like to set the record straight on the frozen Niagara Falls. You can see in places the ice builds up, but it does not stop the Falls from flowing.
It is a wonder the trees survive encased in ice.
Even the Falls’ squirrels have it rough. This squirrel is digging in snow. I wonder if he left a nut here?
This view below is from the overlook tower. I was surprised it was open because it was like a skating rink walking up to view from above.
But, I do enjoy the view and so does Mr. Viewer. He is only happy in winter. Nobody is plugging him with quarters.