Today celebrates Day 5 of my 31 Days of Gratitude. As Ilook out at the grey sky and wet grass, I could allow myself to become a bit gloomy, but then I am reminded of the gift of rain.
Rain is such an amazing recycling program! I remember how excited my 2nd grade students were, when we learned about the water cycle! The thought that they could be jumping in puddles that were once water sources for dinosaurs…One simple thought and I had them hooked!
I am thankful to have clean water daily for basic functions in life. Those cold and rainy days also bring water to Mother Nature’s plants and animals, which in return give us so much back. A few indoor days for me equals growth and cleansing for these incredible creatures.
During our time in Copper Harbor, Michigan, we spent a day exploring the wondrous waterfalls of the area! Between the rigorous hikes and off-roading with the Jeep, we discovered some beauties…
This was our initial view of Manganese Falls from the beginning of the trail head. We knew there had to be a better view and were determined to find a way to the top. After searching through the brush, we came across a smaller trail…
Our next stop was to view the Silver River Falls.
Silver River Falls is located off of Highway 26. These falls might not have an impressive drop, but their width and beauty make up for it! And who doesn’t love an old stone bridge!
I even took a few moments to focus on a few friends…
It was time to continue our waterfall adventure! Our next destination would be Jacob’s Falls, with an impressive 60 foot drop!
We had to explore this area. I could feel it…there were fairies near! It just felt magical! We carefully climbed our way up the left hand side of the falls, using tree roots as our hand rail. Thank goodness the rocks were dry.
Although the view from the top of the falls was not very impressive, the view we were about to witness from behind was worth the climb!
Before we continued our waterfall adventures for the day, we had one very special stop to make…The Jam Pot!
After our delightful stop at the Jam Pot, we continued on to the impressive Eagle River Falls and Bridge.
Although I am a fan of the hidden falls in the forest, this is one impressive beast, with its 60 foot drop!
We had one finally destination left…Montreal Falls. This journey was going to be our most challenging destination of the day…
The Magic of Mother Nature…
We knew there was an upper falls in this series. We started to hike into the woods, uphill. We only had a few hours of light left and a long hike back…what to do?? The weather made our decision for us…it started to rain!
After a long, damp hike back, we were happy to see the Jeep!
What an amazing day! If only we would have purchased 1 dozen Monk Muffins!