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The Deerfield At Shelburne Falls. August 4, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.

Our local river is rippin’ these days:

Falls dam

It’s loud and fast and deep and dangerous:


It’s beautiful to look at, but from a safe distance:

potholes detail

An eighteen year old girl died here this past weekend, and has yet to be found:

below the dam

She was tubing with friends.


1. Bob - August 5, 2009

One must always respect nature.

That last photo is….. well, I suppose “yum” describes it.

(see, Cuz, you’ve run me out of good responses 🙂 )

2. sherry - August 5, 2009

the next to the last, oh yeah!!!!

3. Pagan Sphinx - August 6, 2009

They found the young woman’s body today. It’s amazing how we live near so many rivers and lakes here and people still don’t get it. It makes me feel strongly that efforts should be made to educate kids and parents about water safety. There were a couple of drownings in Franklin county this summer due to dangerous waters; one in the Millers, as you may have heard. Both kids.

4. littlebangtheory - August 7, 2009

PS, yeah, it’s heart-breaking. Water seems somehow innocuous to people, but it’s anything but. SG2 was planning on going tubing the day she spent here, seemed like such a nice thing to do with friends on a summer day, but I nixed that idea; flood stage just isn’t the time for recreating on the river.

Bob, thanks – “yum” works just fine. And sherry, you little rocks-and-water sprite, I knew you’d like that one! 😉

5. distributorcap - August 8, 2009

this is the ansel adams of blogs

6. littlebangtheory - August 9, 2009

Holy Cow…

Dude, you’re hired!


7. susan - August 16, 2009

I think DCap is right. The river photographs are magnificent – the story about the girl devastating.

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