Due to heavy rains, the Mississippi River recently overflowed its banks and went beyond the tree line.  These photos were taken on the levee near Tiptonville, TN.


Rain water also encroached on the land surrounding Reelfoot Lake.  This brought some animals in closer than they might usually come.

“Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it …”  ~Song of Solomon 8:7

The duck family

We saw this duck family in a nearby pond.  Though the drake was present, the mother duck was definitely the one in charge.  It was fun watching her lead and guide the ducklings around, both in the water and out.

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”  ~Unknown

Higher ground

Reelfoot Lake and the Mississippi River were at flood stage this past weekend.  This had some of the little critters scrambling for a dry spot on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Tho some may dwell where these abound,
my pray’r, my aim, is higher ground.

~Johnson Oatman, Jr.

The two of us

These two little ducklings seemed to be enjoying each others company as they soaked in the sunshine.




“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”  ~David Viscott