We’ve had a run of cold weather in St. Louis for a couple of weeks now, so ice floes are a common sight on the Mississippi River. I took advantage of the cold weather (how often do I get to say that!) to take some photos along the downtown St. Louis riverfront and of
Ice can begin to set in by November in the shallow backwaters of the Upper Mississippi and stick around until April. During those months, the ice can look remarkably different from place to place and day to day, as it is shaped and reshaped by wind, thawing and freezing, the river's current, and other forces. The photos
View of the rail bridge at Louisiana, MO (photo taken March 2015). See more photos here.
The Missouri approach to the MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis (photo taken Jan 2010). See more photos here.
Chain of Rocks; St. Louis, MO (photo taken Jan 2015). See more photos here. Sunset over the Chain of Rocks; St. Louis, MO
Mississippi Harvest sculpture; Muscatine, Iowa (photo taken Jan 2015). See more photos here. Mississippi Harvest sculpture; Muscatine, IA