Scenic Sunday # 31

Pond Falls at Ledford Mill, Tullahoma, TN.  February 14, 2009.

Pond Falls at Ledford Mill, Tullahoma, Tennessee.February 14, 2009.

This is my entry for this weeks’ Scenic Sunday.  To see more pictures from our beautiful world, or to join in the fun and contribute your own pictures, click HERE.

Betsy and I just got back this evening from our Valentine’s Day trip.  For the second year in a row we have gone waterfalling.  This year we managed to see six new waterfalls.  Saturday started out rainy in southern Tennessee, but it cleared up enough to make hiking very enjoyable.  We had one moderate-length hike and several short hikes in our search for these six waterfalls.

The waterfall in the picture above is the 300th waterfall in our ‘collection’.  It is Pond Falls, one of two that can be seen from the Ledford Mill near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This falls is formed by overflow from the retention pond that supplied power for the mill.  The Ledford Mill is a gristmill built in 1884 and is listed on the National Historic Register and on the Tennessee Heritage Trail.  Restored in 1996, the mill is now both a museum and a bed and breakfast.

Betsy and I were delighted to add this pretty little waterfall to our collection.  We are also looking forward to adding more waterfalls to our collection in the weeks and months ahead.

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31 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 31”

  1. Linnea Says:

    What a wonderful way to spend time together…waterfalling. This one is a beauty. It looks as if you could climb up those steps. We don’t have too many active waterfalls here in California…it’s too dry. Enjoy SS.

  2. Baruch Says:

    Waterfalls are the best aren’t they! Great photo – thanks for sharing

  3. Valkyrien Says:

    300 waterfalls!? You have travelled a lot! There is something about waterfalls, the sound, the light, the water pouring down – exciting and relaxing at the same time! Great shot – the stairs looks almost made!

  4. Today's Blah Says:

    This is a beautiful pond, I like the water falling into the rocks, can almost hear the sound of it.

  5. gmirage Says:

    Beautiful! I would love to travel and make a collection too 😀 wow! ENjoy!

  6. Carrizo Says:

    Very nice photo from Pond falls. Interesting place to make a visit. In my life, I have seen only few water falls. In my mind there is Niagara Falls seen from Canada’s side. That remains in our mind all of our life.

    Thanks, showing this nice place.

  7. Mildred Says:

    Beautiful waterfall George and interesting about the museum and b & b.

  8. sharon Says:

    What a nice thing to collect…pictures of waterfalls. Of course, getting those photos is the best part of that. Thanks for sharing this beautiful one with us.

  9. Michele Says:

    Congratulations on adding so many more pretty waterfalls! This #300 is a beaut!!!!

  10. Ginger Says:

    I sure hope you folks have visited the many beautiful waterfalls in the mountains of North Carolina! This is a fabulous idea. I have a “collection”, if you will, of light houses.

  11. robert v sobczak Says:

    Great photo George. I can imagine all the planning that goes into making the trips a success: pouring over maps and travel times. That could be the funnest part. Actually, probably seeing the falls is.

  12. NCMountainwoman Says:

    It is a beautiful waterfall. Did you stay at the B&B?

  13. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Number 300 is a beauty.

  14. Tammie Says:

    Lovely waterfall! I like your idea of going waterfalling for a day trip! When things thaw out around here, I might just do that, thanks for the suggestion.

  15. shinade Says:

    This is simply magnificent!! It’s breathtaking and peaceful all at the same time. Yet I feel excited when looking at it. My hubby retires in 2 years and we hope to travel all over and take pictures also.

    Congratulations on the 300 milestone. I will be looking forward to the next 300.

    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us!!

    Happy Sunday!!:-)

  16. Janie of Utah Says:

    Beautiful photo. I’ve been enjoying Betsy’s blog, so I had to visit yours to see the other half of the story… and more of the lovely waterfalls.

  17. Suzanne Says:

    What a lovely picture. I hope you both enjoyed your holiday together!!!

  18. Ms Hays Says:

    You guys hit 300!!! Yay! Good for you guys! Betsy must be elated!!!

    Happy Scenic Sunday!

  19. Rose Says:

    This is another beauty; I look forward to seeing more from your trip.

  20. Geogypsy Says:

    What a great Valentine weekend for both of you. 300 waterfalls, Wow! Nice capture. Look forward to seeing more of the six.

  21. Tina Says:

    So glad you two had a good weekend and captured that big 300+ waterfall. Sounds like you have some more in that area you can add later!

  22. storyteller Says:

    It’s LOVELY and I’m glad the weather was good for the two of you to see all six waterfalls. Sounds like a great Valentine’s trip.
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. Happyone Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend of hiking with a bonus of seeing all 6 of the waterfalls. The picture is beautiful!!

  24. Shelley Says:

    I knew you two would have a lovely trip w/ beautiful photos of waterfalls to share!!

  25. Rambling Woods Says:

    I know you had fun..You are a true romantic George….

  26. Josephine Says:

    Wonderful pictures, looks like you lovebirds had a great time !

  27. theArthurClan Says:

    300th waterfall?! That’s amazing. And what a gorgeous photo you took of it!

  28. Your EG Tour Guide Says:

    I’m quite sure you are the only person I know who collects waterfalls. What a marvelous obsession. 😉

  29. mary Says:

    This is very beautiful! Looks like the two of you had a great time over the weekend.

  30. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    Must be exciting to see so many waterfalls. I would love to see one some day. Great shot. 🙂

  31. Watery Wednesday # 23 « Senior Moments Says:

    […] I wrote about Pond Falls, which was 300th in our collection.  Wetumpka Falls was a footnote in our waterfall book and is […]

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