The River’s Face

The river’s face is ever changing. It can be mirror-like on still days, reflecting whatever is nearby–clouds, trees, photographers. On a windy day, white-caps roll and churn and roil the water. Objects below the surface send ripples to the top, subtle expressions that reveal potential hazards to those who can interpret their language. As the sun crosses up and over the river, the reflection can be blinding before yielding to golden tones and darkness. The river’s face has many expressions, but to see them, you have to keep coming back.

By |2017-11-01T16:52:39+00:00January 21st, 2016|Moody River|2 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.


  1. Dean Klinkenberg January 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Thanks, Gregg!

  2. Gregg Andrews January 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Very descriptive, well-written intro to the slide show, which is fantastic! It captures the many faces of the river!

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