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Middle Falls at Burgess Falls State Park in Tennessee

Middle Falls at Burgess Falls State Park in Tennessee

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Rushing water pours over the rocks at the middle falls at Burgess Falls State Park in Tennessee, from our Tennessee Waterfalls trip. At Burgess Falls State Park, there are actually three falls and some cascades along the Falling Water River. The photo in the first Burgess Falls post was of the lower falls, which are the largest in height. The water that you see here in this photo is headed to the lower falls next.
Hawaii Sunset Through the Trees

Hawaii Sunset Through the Trees

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The setting sun silhouettes the trees and evening beachgoers at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, as seen during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. As I look back at this photo, it is slightly difficult to believe that our most recent Hawaiʻi trip was almost a year ago. Much has happened since that time, but the memories still seem fresh in my mind. Hopefully, those memories will not fade anytime soon.
More of the Aurora Borealis in Tennessee

More of the Aurora Borealis in Tennessee

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As you may remember from an earlier post, we saw the aurora borealis, or northern lights, from our home in Tennessee on May 10, 2024, as did many other people all across the United States. While that first post featured photos of the more “traditional” aurora borealis look, that look did not last all that long. However, the sky still put on a great show for quite a while. Have a look at these photos!
Great Falls at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee

Great Falls at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee

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Rushing water roars over Great Falls on the Caney Fork River at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee, another park that we visited on our Tennessee Waterfalls trip. The horseshoe-shaped Great Falls was a fascinating sight, as the rushing water appeared to be quite turbulent, creating a loud roar as it fell. The falls were so wide that I could not fit them into one photo, so here is another view:
Aurora Borealis in Tennessee

Aurora Borealis in Tennessee

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The aurora borealis, or northern lights, shine over the skies of Southwest Tennessee during their North American visibility on May 10, 2024. You have most likely seen by now that the aurora borealis was visible into the southern United States, thanks to a major geomagnetic storm due to solar flares and coronal mass ejections. That all sounds like I know what I am talking about, doesn’t it? Yes, the sun spewed out some plasma, which made its way to earth, causing geomagnetic storms.
Cummins Falls in Tennessee

Cummins Falls in Tennessee

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Looking out over the waterfall down below at Cummins Falls State Park in Tennessee during our Tennessee Waterfalls trip. It is difficult to judge the height of these waterfalls, but this one is 75 feet tall, which to me is a pretty good size, because, as I have mentioned before, we don’t have waterfalls of any size near where we live. You can at times access the base of the falls.
Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

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The sun gives its last light of the day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean, as seen at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. As I have stated in the past, I took lots of sunset photos during our trip, and I have only shared a portion of them. So here is another entry into the Hawaiʻi sunset photos. You can see from the photo that I was not the only one taking photos of this sunset.
Burgess Falls in Tennessee

Burgess Falls in Tennessee

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Water rushes over the tallest waterfall at Burgess Falls State Park in Tennessee, as seen during our Tennessee Waterfalls trip. Burgess Falls was the first of four Tennessee State Parks that we visited on our Waterfalls trip, and it was worth the visit. We walked along the trail that runs alongside the appropriately-named Falling Water River. Could there be a better name for a river with waterfalls? I can’t think of one.
Aulani Makaala at Night

Aulani Makaala at Night

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A nighttime view of the Makaʻala, or main lobby area, of the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, from our 2023 Hawaiʻi trip. As you may recall if you read part 7 of the trip report, Laura and I had an evening excursion around Aulani to take some nighttime photos. I shared a couple of those photos, but I still have some that I have not shared previously, and this is one of them.
Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee

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Water cascades over the falls of Fall Creek Falls past trees and large rock formations at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee.1 Fall Creek Falls is a waterfall at the center of Fall Creek Falls State Park, which also features other waterfalls as well. The main waterfall (the namesake falls that you can see in the photo above), is 256 feet tall, making it the largest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains.