In last Friday’s post I included a photo of Bollinger Mill, Missouri, with its covered bridge. Both date from before the Civil War, so they’re definitely historic. This is a different view, from the other side of the bridge.
The storm was bearing down here, with wind, thunder and lightning. In fact the dramatic lighting was in part due to the lightning. The covered bridge was mighty handy when the rain came.
This is in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, a land of rolling farms and forests, with the occasional sinkhole and cave testifying to its karst-like nature. Rivers are common but disappear underground in places. All in all a pleasant way to put some distance between me and the Mississippi River on my trip back west. I’ll take it over the Interstate any day!