Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer by the Mississippi River

This morning, my son Joshua and I were driving along the Mississippi river. 
It was hot and muggy. Even though it was early, it was well into the 90's.
I just had to take these photo, because even though it was
hot, it was a beautiful morning.

 Mommy and Papa Geese.
 When I went to take this photo,
 all the little babies who had been
 swimming right next to the shore 
quickly swam under the lily  pads.
(Correction... I mistakenly called these water lilies when in fact
they are lotus flowers. I learned that to be a water lily the leaves float
directly on the water, while lotus leaves are on stalks that are
above the surface of the water. I love learning new things. )

 A field of Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace.

Summer on the Mississippi River.


  1. OH what a lovely place! It's hard to imagine it being so hot, it looks cool and refreshing in the photos. I love the first photo the best!

    I've never seen the Mississippi river before, thanks for sharing!

    I so appreciate you visiting me too! Blessings and hugs to you, Marilynn!

  2. MariLynn, what great photos. Saw them on my sidebar and had to take a look. Glad you shared.

  3. Such lovely photos!! Reminds me of visiting my grandparents in MO growing up. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Awe inspiring photos. Thank you for sharing. The river is so crystal clear & blue. The last time I was by the Mississippi she was brown and sludgy. Thank you for sharing the blueness. I have a special fondness for the Missouri & Mississippi since I have grown up and spent my adult life in Missouri.

    I hope you get some rain today.

  5. Lovely photos MariLynn - I can't imagine the heat you are having as we are due for another frost tomorrow :-).