After the Fort Knox fiasco we headed across the Ohio River into Indiana. (Needed to put some distance and a state line between us and the trouble we almost found ourselves in.) Plentiful in this area of Kentucky and Indian are caves and caverns. We visited the Squire Boon Cavern. (Squire Boone was the brother of Daniel Boone.)It wasn't the most impressive cavern I've ever seen, but nine stories below the surface of the earth, it had a unique beauty all it's own.
Photos were difficult to get as the lighting was not good (but what can you expect below ground).
Creepy looking! Try clicking on each individual photo. If it works correctly, they should "blow up" for you and you will see some remarkable detail!
There were several "named" formations, some I could see and some I couldn't. (Kind of like seeing animals in the clouds.) Our guide had ADD or ADHD or both. She talked really fast as she twitched and paced and flailed her hands. The echo of the cavern and the high speed of her rote made it very difficult to understand what we were looking at. I think this is a wedding cake.
I hope you can see the stream of water falling from above.
Drip, Drip, Drip
An underground waterfall. This cavern had a river flowing through it. I'm not talking about trickling water working its way through cracks in the stone, I'm talking a real underground river. I've never seen water so crystal clear. (I got thirsty!)
Water dripping from hollow "soda straws."
Some day they may actually get together!
I was surprised how well some of my photos turned out considering the darkness of the cavern. I won't bore you with all of them.
If you have ever visited a cavern, I'm sure your guide pulled the usual stunt of turning out all the lights so you could experience total darkness. Before our twitching fast-talker hit the switch she explained that in total darkness, our ears would work better and we would be able to hear the sounds of the cave. I got excited!
But then I was sadly disappointed because she never shut up long enough for me to hear anything before she turned the lights back on. Oh well, maybe next time. I did, however, have time to try to see my hand in front of my face. I couldn't.
I've ponder the phrase "total darkness" several times since returning to the light of the sun which illuminates the surface of the earth. In Genesis we read about total darkness and how God spoke, dispelling the darkness.
There are a lot of scriptures that talk about darkness, both physical and spiritual. God created the sun, moon, and stars to take care of the physical darkness. Yet still it's His signature to speak, dispelling the darkness of our souls.
So the next time you find yourself in total darkness, listen carefully for the voice of the Lord. (Hopefully your tour guide will hush long enough for you to hear Him.)