The name Taughannock comes from the Algonquian-speaking Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Indians, referring either to chief Taughannock or the word taghkanic (great fall in the woods) [Source Wikipedia]. I like the latter definition of Taughannock as you walk on a trail in the woods along a meandering creek to the great falls at Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. Which is what I did a couple of weeks ago with a few photographer friends.
I would like to tell you we followed all the signs.
The weather was perfect for a winter stroll on the trail. Right, Andy? Light snow had fallen on the trees and freshened up the forest floor.
At the end of the trail, we came upon Taughannock Falls, the Great Fall in the Woods.
The Great Fall was made even greater with the fellowship of people who joined me on what I would consider the perfect winter’s day.
Not pictured but very much there, Monroe, lent his expertise and fun banter to the day.