Fall of Songs waterfall is on the property of the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, NH in the Lake Winnipesaukee region. If you use the New England Waterfalls book for directions, as of July 2015, the price of admission to see the falls is now the full admission price. In the book (published in 2010) they noted a smaller entrance fee for the falls only. That’s no longer the case.
Of course, being on a waterfall mission, I paid and went on. For the casual waterfall chaser, it was fairly pricey – $16. But the views of Winnipesaukee along the road to castle are nice compensation on the dollar. I didn’t visit the castle as I was on a timeline to visit two other falls that day. It sounds pretty posh.
The falls themselves are not entirely natural, being obviously sured up with some stonework visible through the cascade. But they are none the less a pretty site. Carved into a sizeable boulder, they are witness to the patience of water over millions of years.
Fall of Songs, Moultonborough, NH
The Waterfall Series – A significant part of the minute meditation series are these waterfall videos I’ve been taking for many years now. Most of the falls are in my native New England.
Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation. Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute.
Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst
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These videos are produced for those of us who spend an inordinately large amount of time in the cyber-world. They are not a substitute for unplugging from your devices and taking a stroll near trees, water, or a patch of unkempt grass. Getting out into the world – touching, smelling, hearing, and seeing nature is the best way to reconnect with our prime purpose.
What is our prime purpose? We are feeling and sensing machines. We are the universe looking back on itself. We are witness to the wonders and dangers of living in this corner of the cosmos. We are the seekers looking for connection a little further beyond yesterday’s borders and boundaries.
But sitting and staring at the screen robs us of the sustenance that we rely upon for wonder and sanity. These videos are an opportunity to bring the sensations of nature to you, while you’re in the cyber-world. Its an opportunity to relax your gaze, resettle your posture, and regain some depth in your breath. Listen and watch the video and allow your self to open up and recharge.