Just want to say, right up front that i LOVE the Mississippi River. Was always fascinated with it and its history. The French explorers traveling down it. Mark Twain being a riverboat captain. All the tonnage that goes down it. The first year we toured the locks and dams here in Davenport with the park officials. Anytime i can get near it or take pictures of it is just wonderful. Would love to go out on it!! Well in a little power boat. We did a lunch cruise on a riverboat one year, THAT was fun and special. Drove along it when i was in New Orleans. When i toured the Plantation the lady talked alot about the river and their relationship to it. Want to go to the head waters and jump across it and walk thru it!!!
It has water lilies that grow wild in it. Was told that the lilies only grow in 2-3 feet of water. but have not tested that theory :) There were ducks near them yesterday evening when i was there and they paddled amongst them and even walked on them!!! It was neat to see.
This year they are blooming!!!! AND it is truly beautiful to see!!!
In the top picture the bridge is the 74 Bridge, apparently it has no name.....
Don't you just love these lilies???
Take Care and God Bless All!!!