Honey Run Waterfall
Honey Run Waterfall is just a few miles outside of Mount Vernon, Ohio. We’d been told about it a couple of years ago, so on our last trip we combined a stop at the waterfall with a foray into Amish country. The waterfall wasn’t running full force, so it wasn’t terribly loud, but there was enough sound to let one’s imagination loose a bit. There were four of us, and I let the others explore a trail to the top ahead of me. It’s not a particularly high waterfall, but they got far enough up that I couldn’t see or hear them. I wanted to stand on those huge rocks at the bottom, listen to the rushing water, look up at the broken ledge, and try to transport myself back in time, imagining the Native Americans who lived in this area silently stalking prey, a deer perhaps, that came to drink at the pool below the falls.
I could picture early pioneers stumbling onto this place, and possibly setting up a temporary camp along the creek. There’s something about a place like this that invites the imagination to wander. I took a number of reference photographs, and may try a couple of other views, either of the falls or the creek working its way through the fallen logs and massive broken boulders.
This was very much a Hudson River School kind of place.