Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ABC Wednesday: "M"-The Mighty Mississippi

One of the pluses about living in St. Paul is the proximity of the Mississippi River, only about 6 blocks from my home.  The photos above have been taken in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  To view more ABC posts from around the world, click here.

16 comments:

  1. I juqt realised that you are back home, luckily arrived despite of the windy adventure on the road! Good! (... or bad, as you obviously so much enjoyed Santa Fe.)

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  2. I love these shots! I grew up on the banks of the Mississippi.

    We met the miniture Husky in my post today while out on a hike and I thought it was the most adorable dog. I looked up the breed on line and found out that they are very active and probably a better match for younger people than me.

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  3. Although I live in Mississippi, we are sort of far from the river. It is a powerful force though. It's also interesting to see the river in different places.

    I remember a quote that went something like "You can never put your foot into the same river twice."

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  4. My Hubby and I took the Mississippi Queen from St. Louis to St Paul quite a few years ago. I was a fascinating trip. I didn't know there were so many locks on the river.

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  5. I always think of the Mississippi from down river (Memphis, New Orleans) but I forget the source.

    Mighty river indeed.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. I lived on the other end of the Mississippi, in New Orleans some years ago. It is a mighty river indeed! Terrific captures for the day! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  7. Aha! The mighty Mississippi - on the bucket list. :D

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  8. I like the photos with the bridge in it. Especially the one with the sun shining and causing those lovely shadows.

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  9. What a wonderful photos! Mississippi River looks impressive.

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  10. She's more than rolling. You've caught her power.

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  11. Truly magnificent!! I lived shortly near the one and only.

    M is for more...

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  12. Didn't realise that the Mississippi reached that far north.
    Trivia: My GtGtGt Uncle John (Burlend) emigrated to Illinois, travelling from New Orleans to St Louis on your river and then turning right (starboard?) to Pike County.
    There's a book: A True Picture of Emigration by Rebecca Burlend

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  13. The Mississippi certainly looks mighty in these shots! A grand river!

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  14. Down here they call little creeks rivers and rivers lakes, I guess they have never seen the Mississipi River. I remember taking a ride on the Admiral riverboat on the river in St. Louis as a kid.

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  15. Absolutely amazing!
    I have never been to Mississippi but I will one day..

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  16. An amazing river to see at any point along the way! I can just imagine what the early settlers thought of such a sight. Thanks for the photo collage.

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