Sunset along the Mississippi River

In Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain wrote “one cannot see too many summer sunrises on the Mississippi.” I’m not much of a morning person, so I don’t have the breadth of experience to judge the quality of sunrises, but I have seen my share of sunsets along the Mississippi. They aren’t too bad, either.

As the sun goes down, the world in front of you fades from the well-defined to the abstract: green trees and brown islands melt together into masses of grays and blacks; the sky turns from solid blue to a palette streaked with yellow, gold, red, and pink. After a day on the river, few sights are more satisfying than watching the sun paint its colors across the sky as it slides down the horizon and out of sight.

By |2017-11-01T17:09:37+00:00January 1st, 2016|Moody River|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.

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