Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Mighty Mississippi


This is the Mississippi River as viewed from Mud Island (Memphis, TN), facing South. You can see the "M Bridge" (M for Memphis) and a barge in the background, and driftwood in the foreground. We have quite a bit of driftwood deposited during Spring each year, as the thawing snow and ice to the north of us raise the river level.

12 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

That's such a nice view of the river and the bridge. In MA, some people collect driftwood to sell.

smilnsigh said...

Great photo of the mighty Mississippi. And it looks cold too!

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

Ooops... that should have been signed...

'Miss Mari-Nanci'

isabella said...

My friend would kill for that driftwood - he carves birds out of it!

Jim said...

The Mississippi sure is a pretty river, I grew up near it on the east side of St. Louis. Not E. St. Louis but close enough.

Rambling Round said...

Well, I never thought about the shape of the bridge being an M, but it is!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

It's been a while since I've gone over that bridge.

Clarice said...

Really beautiful and inspiring, like you.

Best wishes

oldmanlincoln said...

Just think of the history that went downriver? I flew over it in the area of Mississippi and was stunned at that time to see how it wandered around all over the place.

Kate said...

The Mississippi is a real treasure for those of us lucky enough to live near it! Love how you photographed the "M" bridge.

PAT said...

Great job, capturing the Mississippi, Andrea. I need to make a little trip over to the river, when the weather warms. I always hope to pick up a piece of driftwood. I look each time we cross over to IL. In fact, I think it's time for a little day trip to Calhoun County!

Pat

Joy said...

Wonderful shot. I like the sparkling water.

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