Photos of the river’s many moods

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

By |2019-09-26T16:26:04-05:00January 21st, 2016|Moody River|2 Comments

Sunset along the Mississippi River

In Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain wrote "one cannot see too many summer sunrises on the Mississippi." I'm not much of a morning person, so I don't have the breadth of experience to judge the quality of sunrises, but I have seen my share of sunsets along the Mississippi. They aren't too bad, either. As

By |2017-11-01T17:09:37-05:00January 1st, 2016|Moody River|0 Comments

The Icy Mississippi

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

By |2017-11-01T17:36:49-05:00December 26th, 2015|Moody River|0 Comments