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Quinta Scott

Fine Art Photographs

Ozark National ScenicRiverways
Spring Valley Creek Wall
Montauck Spring Seep
Alley Spring Brook
Grassy Spring

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I have spent the last several years working on a project I called Missouri Rocks, about the Ozark hills in southern Missouri.

I wrote several articles on the Current River and the Ozark National Scenic Riversways. I keep coming back to it .

Spring Valley Creek feeds into Round Spring. One fall day I checked out a parking lot and found Spring Valley Creek and its wall. I picked my way through the vegetation between the lot and the creek and made a half dozen images.

The muddy bank around Montauck Spring, at the head of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, clogged one day and stayed clogged. Not all the water in the spring could return to its underground source. Water oozed up through the soil along the spring brook and created seeps, mini-springs.

As I explored the Pioneer Forest, I came upon a sign that announced, "You are now entering the Ozark National Scenic Riverways" The ONSR. I bumped along a muddy one-land road. At its end a found a pool of water. On my way out I ran into another car, headed for the Current River at the end of the road. Fortunately, the driver was close enough to the entrance that he could back out. When I passed him, I thanked him and asked him the same of the pond. He said, "Grassy Spring."