Bridal Veil Falls, Unlimited – What Pegman Saw

This week Pegman is back in the Southwestern US, in Bridal Veil Falls, Utah. Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the prompt. Feel free to use the photo provided, or take your own tour of scenic Utah for something that inspires you.

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Thanks to Karen and Josh for hosting this challenge.  In my search for ideas for a story, I discovered that Bridal Veil Falls is an uninspired name – or rather, an over-inspired name 😉

©Ron Johnson, Google Maps

Bridal Veil Falls, Unlimited

“We can cross Utah off our list, now.  That’s how many, so far, just in the States?”

“Lemme see:  we went to Highlands, North Carolina, up to the smallest of the three Niagara falls in New York.  We came west and stopped at Telluride, Colorado, and now, here in Provo, Utah.  Means, four, so far.  Next we go to Yosemite Valley in California then we start the Canadian ones!”

“Seriously, of all the ‘Bridal Veil’ falls we’ve seen so far, this one looks the least like a bridal veil!”

“Gotta admit, you’re right.  Though, this one is special because it is a double cataract fall.”


“See how it looks like there are steps?  We can’t see the top one from here, but there is a pool for the first step, too.”

“A multi-tiered water fall.  So cool.  Can we climb up to the second pool?”

“Ya baby! Let’s go!”

The Kindness of “Strangers”

One can meet people anywhere.  Taking a classes, doing the groceries, through other friends.  Sometimes we don’t even meet them in person, yet we click and a friendship forms ~ sometimes even more so because of the lack of face-to-face.  This is why I put the word “Strangers” in quotes.

I can say with certainty that I am so well surrounded by these “Strangers” that I feel totally blessed.    Some I have been exchanging with for over a year, some less; some have been through Facebook, some through the blogging world and some on Google+.  Who would think that taking an on-line photography course would bring in a new batch of friends?  I could not, nor would not, want to change these wonderful meetings.

I know I’ve mentioned this before but, too bad, I’m doing so again!  These new friends are very special to me.  Have helped me during this most difficult time. Have surprised me with their kindness.

Today the mailman came by and placed a box beside my door. What a wonderful surprise!  A box!  Now who doesn’t enjoy receiving a package with their name on it?  Come on…no one!  It is the coolest thing.  The anticipation of opening up the package to see what is inside ~ the best!

This box had a rattle inside, like there were pieces of Legos or other small items.  I knew without looking at the return label just who they were from…

Jerri DeCarolis, a most wonderful woman who took a photography course with me was making Pfeffernuse (Pepper Nuts) and had posted a picture of them in our Google classroom.  I asked her what they were (as they were lined up on a Silpat) and she told me and then I jokingly (ok, half-jokingly) wrote “want”.  And she asked me for my address!  She explained that they were an old Belgian family recipe that are only made at Christmas by herself and her aunt because they were so time-consuming.



Jerri!  I just love you to bits for this!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

And yes, when I do get myself out to Colorado, I am so contacting you (as you will me, should you finally make it to the Montreal area!!)