The Rest of the Trip to Big Spring
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After a long drive, we were finally approaching Big Spring, one of the largest natural springs in the world, with an outpouring large enough to fill a baseball stadium overnight.
This is where we were headed,
And we were almost there, when alas,
this is the bad news we were greeted with.
So, back on the road again,
and after another long winding drive through the beauties of the Ozarks,
As well as evidence of the reason for our detour.
Finally, the gorgeous turquoise waters of Big Spring and Little Spring, which together bubble out of the rocks to join to the Current River.
The beauty of the surrounds, coupled with the vivid turquoise of the water is spellbinding.
as do other aquatic plants.
Although it is forbidden, obviously someone couldn’t resist the temptation to wade in the cold pristine water.
It wasn’t forgottenman, though. Here seen in a reflective mood.
Then we took this sidewalk to nowhere
and discovered this neglected playground.
Forgottenman couldn’t resist those steps up to the top.
Nor could he resist the long ride down.
such as this cache of acorns,
a lush undergrowth of moss and ferns,
as well as mistletoe
and what I took to be poison sumac in the trees,
and, finally, this leaf seemingly surrounded by jewels
After an hour or so, we said good bye to Big Spring.
On our ride out, the roadside was set aflame as we rode off to new adventures.
Tomorrow, it’s off to Des Moines!
Which Way Challenge: October 25, 2018