Couldn’t remember how many times I have been in Niagara Falls, but only one thing I wouldn’t forget is — the magic of Niagara Falls is very special and unique during the winter . It always reminds me to go there especially if there is snow.
Not thinking winter was coming made me realize how much I missed it.
With the fair-weather we drove to Niagara falls, it was not too cold actually and only had a little snow. The snow came down so light and dry, it felt like sugar or baby powder. Ha, I didn’t sweep it off, since I have been waiting for the snow so long, also feel relieved that winter finally has come…
However the park was so quiet, only few people braving cold like us. I felt so good and enjoyed all the beauty of the area as if it’d been created just for me. Especially since there was nobody else around (I mean nobody!) to block my view .
But only one thing bothered me was — my favorite was not functioning so I had to use old one ( all the were not as good as I expected).
Except for the falling water itself, the snow covered everywhere — trees, rocks and lamp posts, and formed unique frozen shapes which added a dimensional beauty to Niagara Falls.
View of the horseshoe-shaped Canadian side of Niagara Falls – the most photographed waterfall in the world. The air is thick with the ever-present mist…, crust over the rushing water! It really makes for quite a sight!
Sure is, you can not get an up-close view like this in the summertime and also the serenity would never be achieved like now.
The falling water and mist created ice formations along the falls and river. It was so beautiful, messy or sparkling. I could feel the raw power of gravity, also nothing could be heard expected for the rumbling sound of the falling water " WOWOWO"!!!
When closed enough I felt the fine mist gentle touched my face, I simply just closed my eyes, tried to tast and smell the misty air, wow! It made me feel so fresh…
I have always wondered why the water has never stopped flowing even the river freezes up during the extra-harsh winter — Oh well, I searched the web and found only in 1911 the flow of water was halted for few hours due to the long ice in the upper river.
One thing is certain: Visiting Niagara Falls during winter, the awesome power and spectacular winter views forged a lasting mental image that will stays with me forever.