This is not Cedar Falls

...it is Cedar Falls's neighbor

If you have ever talked to anyone who has been to the great big national parks in the western U.S., they will have undoubtedly told you that the pictures that you are now looking at, that they were somehow unnaturally compelled to show you, though dumbfoundingly beautiful, no, downright stunning, are not a fair representation of the the subject at hand. No, as glorious as the images are they simple have no sense of justice. To be perfectly truthful, the sheer cheek, the irrefutable sense of impropriety of these pictures simply not having the decency to offer even a modicum of the overwhelming grandeur of it all is, verily, nigh unforgivable. Damned Photos! Show some respect for the subject matter for which you have been given the honor of bearing the likeness of.

Well… honestly they would be right.

The photo featured in this article is not from a great big national park in the western U.S. It is a smaller yet, no less lovely waterfall (not sure if it has a name [who’s being rude now?]) that is very near Cedar Falls in the Hocking Hills region in south Central Ohio and only an hour away from Columbus.

And like the countless photos of plains and rivers and mountains and canyons and all of the spectacular gifts of nature all around the world, this photo too, has the audacity to not convey the true sensation of actually being there. Being outside, just Gracy and I, and the sound of the water, and the feel of the sun, and the realization eventually, that I really haven’t even given a fraction of a thought to the phone in my pocket, well for me, that is just a super fine slice o’ bliss. I think that we could all use just a little more bliss.

So go outside, take some photos, then curse at them for being impolite.

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