On our walk along the Mighty Mississippi, we come to this riverside glade, shimmering in the sunshine.
The wide and steady river rolls on past, and on the far bank we see an impressive stand of trees.
The river itself is a deep blue, reflecting the cloud studded sky above, and we can see just two old style boats going up-stream.
All is peaceful and calm, and our minds are clear of the everyday by this warm and friendly scene.
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An early morning hike in early spring takes us up the bluffs above the mighty Mississippi, and we emerge into the quiet of the early dawn.
We stop to catch our breath, and notice that we have emerged by the Interstate Bridge, now quiet in the early morning.
The trees have yet to come into leaf, and there seems to be nothing but grey and brown hues going into the far horizon; we appear to be alone in this nearly monotone landscape.
But then we spot something; there is one tiny spot of color.
There on a branch close by, watching the same view as we are, is one single cardinal bird, its bright red plumage standing out against the monotonous colors all around.
One insignificant bird, and yet it lights up the scene and makes a point of focus for us.
Today, maybe we can be a point of color in someone else’s life. Even if we feel tiny and insignificant, we can stand out in our own individual way.
The Mississippi River has many faces.
Our walk along the shoreline takes us really close to the water’s edge, and from here we can see nothing but calm water, reflecting the blue sky.
The river and the sky meet in a shoreline of sand and trees, and we are not really sure where the river is flowing, both banks seem to be the same.
As we stand and observe, we are aware of an intense peace, the only sound we hear being a slight gurgle from as the water passes over the stones at our feet.
We are warmed by the sun behind our back, and cooled by the water in front – we are at peace.
Early morning on a bluff above the Mississippi River.
We leave our hotel early and set out up a track between over growing trees.
After a long climb, the road emerges from the trees, and suddenly we see the Mississippi River disappearing away into the distance.
It is an awe-inspiring sight, and we wonder at the magnitude of the scenery.