Sunday, July 07, 2013

When water meets gravity

Thamesford, ON
June 2013
Thematic. In the rough. Here.
With apologies to Frank Lloyd Wright, every time I see a waterfall, I think of his iconic house, Fallingwater. I know there's no logic to it. But still, there it is.

This particular waterfall sits next to the Thamesford Mill, which I wrote about here. It's part of the manmade concrete spillway that once housed the generators that ran the place. Today, like the building that still sits on the adjacent bank, it crumbles due to neglect.

Yet even in its deteriorated condition, it's capable of painting scenes worth capturing, with the ever-flowing water creating similarly ever-changing scenes for anyone who cares to hang around for a bit. Even old dogs can pull off decent enough tricks every once in a while. You just have to show up by the riverbank to take in the show.