So, now that we have that settled (I know, this is a repeat for some long-standing visitors), I am here to take you onto our Mississippi Riverwalk Trail. I also ask you to excuse the redundancy of walk and trail, but around here we're nothing if not redundant.
It starts just around the corner from us although don't care to have a naming sign at this end and runs adjacent to the river for almost 6 km. For the most part, the river is somewhat hidden behind bush or swamp, but it's accessible in several spots. Regardless: whether you can see the river or not, it's a pleasant place for a stroll, and in decent weather, I tend to do a section a few times per week — which basically means that I only get there about three times per annum. Just sayin ...
Being the camera nerd that I am, I more often than not have one of my
|One place where we can see the river, near a road overpass.|
|In a section of gloomy swamp, the sun hit and lit a handful of the hundreds of grass seed heads|
|Poor photo but bedrock is close to the surface hereabouts and outcrops right here|
|I don't often see fishers out there, but on Saturday I saw these three with one more out of the frame. Curiously, they were all lined up facing north.|
|In another swampy area, I found a few irises blooming. I don't know|
if these are genuinely wild irises or cultivated escapees.
Either way, I found them delightful.
|Dead trees reflecting across the water. Possibly afflicted elms?|
|Another view of the [unmighty] Mississippi|
This was the result of one outing on the trail. I went a little overboard, but I am still getting used to it and wanted to experiment.