Saturday Snapshots #14

by Jeanne on November 29, 2008

in NaBloPoMo 2008, Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - USA

2008 GalenaSunsetWeb 

Sunset over the Mississippi River, Galena IL, October 2008

On my recent trip to the USA, we rented a car one weekend and drive west of Chicago, into the most picture-perfect midwest scenery you can imagine.  We drove until we reached the banks of the Mississippi river at sunset.  Yes, even though we were in one of the most northern USstates, we were standing on the banks of the Mississippi which empties into the Gulf of Mexico over 2000 miles away.  Not for nothing is this river the stuff of legends. Seeing it for the first time at sunset on a windless evening with no sound except a chorus of insects and frogs, and the occasional splash of a leaping fish, was utterly spellbinding. 

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

jacoba November 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

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myfrenchkitchen November 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

beautiful, makes me want to reach for a glass of red…oh, wait, i already have one!
ronell

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courtney November 30, 2008 at 4:51 am

We really need to drive down there one day. Its a shame we haven’t been yet.

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Manggy November 30, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Spellbinding indeed. Wonderful shot :)

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Bellini Valli November 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm

This is a very inspiring photo Jeanne. IC also that you are an ambassador of sorts for the menu of Hope initiative. Do you have any information about the campaign this year?

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nina November 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Stunning view…stunning photo!!!

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Paz December 6, 2008 at 1:27 am

what a spectacular scene. so glad you’re sharing your photos with us!
paz

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