Overflow

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.

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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

Prothonotary Warbler

I spotted this little warbler while walking along the boardwalk at Reelfoot Lake.  It was flittering among the branches of the cypress trees in search of insects to eat.

“Every moment is a new opportunity to be amazed.”  ~Jonathan Colman

Dragonflies

Dragonflies spotted around the area of Reelfoot Lake, Lake County, Tennessee.

The dragon-fly is dancing,—
      Is on the water glancing,
      She flits about with nimble wing,
      The flickering, fluttering, restless thing.
Besotted chafers all admire
      Her light-blue, gauze-like, neat attire;
      They laud her blue complexion,
      And think her shape perfection…
~Heinrich Heine, “Die Libelle” (The Dragonfly)