225/365: self portrait, floatzilla tattoo
We had a fantastic weekend with college friends in the Quad Cities and took part in the River Action Floatzilla down the Mississippi River. There were a lot of great shots I missed because I was too afraid to bring my camera in the canoe. Anyway, I was busy paddling, looking at pelicans, and frolicking around in the waves. And, while I didn’t get any pics, I did get this souvenir and plenty of memories.
We may not have a coast here in the upper midwest but we aren’t exactly landlocked. The Mississippi River, so elemental to our very being, connects us. To humble origins. To every river town along the way. To dear friends down stream. And, eventually, to the rhythm of the tides.
It’s kind of like having a good friend who lives so far away that you almost never see them. It’s still good to know they are out there.
190/365: mississippi wave
Another entry in the ‘rethinking landscape’ vein I introduced the other day…considering the built aspects of our environment as part of the landscape.
169/365: dead tree & drain pipe on the mississippi
Having their roots exposed really makes the trees appear more corporeal. It’s easier to think of them getting up and moving away on with those many tentacled legs free to roam.
167/365: river bottom