Great Falls of the Passaic River

With no useful help from the British lady inside the GPS navigator that we borrowed from Elisabeth’s dad, we found the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey.  And we were both glad that we did, because the falls were a truly amazing sight to behold.  The night before, returning from Montclair back to the hotel, we were rerouted in a few places because of flooding.  We later found out that some of the families staying at the hotel were themselves temporarily displaced from their homes due to a lot of flooding in the area.  Snow melt and precipitation led to higher volumes of water flowing down the Passaic River, and when the water reached the Great Falls, it created a spectacular sight.

Everywhere we walked at the park overlooking the falls in Paterson there was mist.  It was hard to keep the camera dry.  We took many pictures of the falls and the amazing rainbow that was so brilliantly clear.  Some of our favorite shots are included below. (Click any image to see the full-size view. Hit the ‘back’ button on the browser to return to this page after looking over the full-size view.)

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Passaic River Falls Panorama

The scene was breathtaking. The following scripture quickly comes to mind…

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.” (Genesis 9:8-17 ESV)