Charting the Seasons Snoqualmie Falls in Washington
This grande dame stands 270 feet tall and wears white robes formed by the flow of the Snoqualmie River. After heavy rains, she sports a full, billowy skirt that is trimmed at the hem with spray. For a few weeks in the fall, red and yellow leaves splash color onto her rocky sleeves. But winter is special. Sometimes, when the temperature gets very cold, she dons a sparkling ice gown, strikes a dramatic pose, and holds it until temperatures rise. As the air warms, the glittery gown unravels into the basin below, and she returns to her normal routine. Snoqualmie Falls greets 1.5 million visitors annually, and produces electricity for neighboring communities. She provides a romantic setting for Salish lodge, and made a spooky backdrop for the Twin Peaks television series. Indeed, the falls works hard. But eventually, chilly air will reward her with her favorite ensemble. Then, standing all aglitter, she will beam a pleased smile out to her adoring public.
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