No matter what time of year, there is always something interesting to see down by the river. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I like having such a fine geographic feature in such close proximity. In fact, I’m thinking of writing a book about the relationship between MY Town and the Mississippi River. But it will be so much more than that. It will be about father-and-son relationships and about the art of casting big chunks of meat into the river, letting them sink to the mud, patiently waiting for a huge carp to take the bait, and deftly reeling in the lovely bottom-feeder. My working title is: “A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT.” Whaddya think?
Besides the big barge floating by me, I also got to see a nice dose of wildlife. There were the usual things like squirrels, geese, robins, flies, and such. And some other stuff too.
Bald eagle attacks and kills Barbie Doll. Barbie slips out of the eagle’s talons and falls into the Mississippi River. Fifty pound carp swallows Barbie whole. Fisherman catches carp, prepares it for pickling, and throws away bones and Barbie. Vultures move in. Such is the circle of life.
Oh, excuse me. I got lost in my thoughts about the new book. I almost forgot about the Before & After pictures.