Under the glow of red, white and blue lights under a frigid February evening, it looked a bit like something out of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as I stared at a semi-frozen American Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Massive congealed ice mountains looked like the “Luminous Lollies for Eating in Bed at Night” from the classic movie. Other huge frozen boulders gave the appearance of the “Eatable Marshmallow Pillows” under the colored lights, but I saw no sign of Gene Wilder anywhere to be seen. And for a moment I thought about a line from a famous song in the movie.
“Come with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination,
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination.”
However this wasn’t a dream. I pinched myself not because I couldn’t feel my fingers as I took photos of the awesome sight. It was because this was very real and I was lucky to see Niagara Falls in a way that not many visitors get to experience it.