This week Amy has chosen “A River Runs Through It” as the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. When I saw Amy’s challenge I immediately thought of the Mississippi River which runs through ten states in the U.S.
“The Mississippi River will always have it’s own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise” – Mark Twain
The Mighty Mississipi runs from the headwaters in Itasca State Park, Minnesota south to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.
” Here 1475 feet above the ocean the mighty Mississippi begins to flow on its winding way 2552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico” ~from the marker at the headwaters
Marker at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River
The Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park, Minnesota
Mississippi River at the headwaters in Itasca State Park, Minnesota
Ordered from north to south, the rest of my images are from several different viewpoints along the Mississippi River.