Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, January 27, 2014

Frozen Falls

Friday was one of the nicest days we have had in a long time.  It was sunny in the morning when I took my friend to Sioux Falls for a doctor's appointment. It did turn cloudy in the afternoon but was able to reach 37 degrees.

After the doctor's appointment we drove down to Falls Park where the Big Sioux River spills over the falls.  Of course they were frozen.


This building was a Light and Power Company Building built in 1908 and is now turned into the Falls Overlook Cafe.


There was a little open water at the bottom of the falls near the building


A closer look at the falls





You can read more about the falls and see photos of them during the summer here

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Thanks for stopping.  Have a great week
Until Next Time
Barb

55 comments:

Jim said...

Great!

Karen said...

How deliciously winter!

Sally in WA said...

Great pics, but seriously, I am tired of winter. :-)

ladyfi said...

Wonderful winter shots!

Mari said...

This looks like a great place to visit in any season!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm not a big fan of ice, but that must be an awesome sight. Beautiful photos, as always!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a fabulous series of shots!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I haven't been to Sioux Falls since I was...hmmm ....16.
Wonderful photos, the Cafe looks like a great place to visit and falls look almost sculptural with all that ice.

✿ chica said...

Fantásticas fotos!beijos praianos,chica

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Thats simply great! I haven't seen anything like that!

Stewart M said...

Its been a very long time since I have seen something like this. What a great place to visit.

I'm glad of the cool images on another 100+ day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Zoey said...

What a great place for a restaurant. Such lovely views!

eileeninmd said...

It is neat to see the falls frozen. Lovely shots and a pretty view! Have a happy week!

genie said...

These are definitely COLD winter shots. I need to get in the car today and ride out to see what the waterfalls near our home look like. It is so very cold this morning I bet they are still frozen. When you think about how the falls flow in the summer, it is hard to imagine they could be frozen so solid in the winter. GORGEOUS images.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I'd love to visit that cafe! You've had quite a stretch of frigid weather. We're experiencing an article blast right now, too. I do love the frozen photos!

Buttons said...

This is beautiful Barb your shots capture the cold and beauty equally. Hug B

Ercotravels said...

Wow, that time looking an amazing place to visit...such awesome views!!! Well captures...

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Barb, beautiful frozen photos and so cold. You captured the falls perfectly with your camera.
Stay warm~ I am so ready for spring. Even here we are so very cold for our area.
Have a great week.
Hugs

TexWisGirl said...

really cool! (no pun intended). i'd love to eat there during the summer.

Nancy said...

Beautiful...looks like they are straight out of the freezer...gorgeous series....

Vee said...

Pretty incredible...like frozen in time...

Gail Dixon said...

That is some serious cold to freeze all that water. Wow. It is beautiful though. Dining at that cafe when the falls are flowing would be so nice. Beautiful images!

Amy Burzese said...

Pretty! And a wonderment. So cold that moving water freezes. The fountains around here have been frozen for a few weeks.

Beth said...

Wonderful photos!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Its like water is telling us time is frozen for the moment. Seems like even this far south we can't get out of this rotating weather of not a teaser day of 40 to 50 only to plummet back to zero. It's not unheard of as we do expect a winter like this about once every decade. Stay warm dear. enJOYed the shots you shared.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, they really are frozen over! It looks pretty, but oh so cold.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

those icicles look so cold. i hope you are staying warm. safe travels. so fun!! ( :

going to look at that link you gave us now ...

Nell at njschout said...

I love it when they repurpose old buildings. : )

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Look at all that ice -- wow it's beautiful and your photos have made it very interesting to go check that area out next time we travel in that area.. Thanks for sharing..

Hugs

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How pretty these photos are, Barb! The cafe' is wonderful and what a beautiful place. It's amazing to see water falls frozen! I hope this is the last of the cold weather for you - a winter everyone will remember, I am sure. Hugs xo Karen

Prims By The Water said...

How nice! Just beautiful. Janice

Debbie said...

So cool!! These are just gorgeous, I love winter!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The frozen falls make for some pretty amazing shapes.

Pamela Gordon said...

That was a nice side trip Barb. Beautiful photos of the frozen falls. I imagine in summer it must be very pretty and it would be nice to dine in the cafe. Blessings, Pam

Blackberry Lane said...

Wonderful photos. Very pretty.

Rose said...

brrrr-rrrr That looks cold!

Brian King said...

That's pretty awesome! I've never seen frozen waterfalls other than in pictures.

Judy said...

What a neat place to visit especially in the winter.

Our photos said...

Beautiful winter photos.

Elaine said...

Wonderful photos!

Pam :) said...

What a beautiful spot for a cafe. The frozen falls make a beautiful display.
I hope your weather warms up soon, Barb.

Warm hugs :)

EG CameraGirl said...

The frozen waterfalls are absolutely fascinating, Barb!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is interesting to see the falls frozen! That's really nice that they used the old building to be a restaurant. What a great spot to dine (perhaps more fun in the summer though)!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very interesting takes. Like all Barb as usual.

Oh I am so tired of winter.

I see other people have put up pretty flowers which makes me think more. Spring is coming to Canada.

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Kaya said...

How beautiful can be frozen water! I am waiting when our water fall will freeze but it looks that it will not happen this winter.

Barb, these are awesome pictures!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I have been through there but never taken the time to stop and see the Falls. They are kinda pretty frozen:)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Awesome shots Barb, how cold is it there? I'm waiting for this big snow we are supposed to get, but the forecasters can't seem to make up their minds about it! The temps just go up the scale and back down..everyone is getting sick...I really, really do not like winter.

Jori said...

The frozen falls are absolutely stunning!!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

My goodness Barb, that is very interesting. The firs photo almost looks like sludge or heavy grease. silly me. lol

Yes I love to wear black tops, sweaters or whatever with blue jeans. Have loved that look for years and years.

Weekend-Windup said...

Nice shot!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful, Sioux Falls is where my Dad finished high school.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful photosit looks a great place to visit

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! What a really lovely, interesting place. All the lovely frozen waterfalls. Magical!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love this image of the falls frozen in time. Amazing!
Hugs,0
Patti