Monday, March 15, 2010

River's Rising

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Late winter has been wet in much of the U.S., certainly the central and upper Midwest.The northern snowpack is beginning to melt. The Mississippi is less than a meter from flood stage at St. Louis and rising.
Harry Weber's sculpture of Lewis and Clark landing on our shore is my river gauge. Clark is going blub blub blub in the muddy depths. How long can Meriwether Lewis keep his head above water? Stay tuned.

11 comments:

lewi14 said...

It's a "funny" and an impressive photo at once. I hope the wonderful sculpture will resist the flood.

Olivier said...

impressionnant, on a vraiment l'impression qu'il nous dit adieu et qu'il va se noyer, superbe sculpture.

Sinon, les règles du Foot Us en France sont les mêmes qu'aux USA, il faut faire 10 Yards pour avoir le droit d'avancer encore

Carraol said...

Great composition, the sculpture had a lot of expression, hoping is not a farewell and survive as the casino in the background.

brattcat said...

Excellent composition, Bob. I hope the 'creek' doesn't rise any higher!

franceshunter said...

Awesome picture! I love how this statue has become iconic in gauging the height of the river. Hope you don't have too much flooding after all the snow melts.

Virginia said...

How cool. So is he usually completely out of the water? Oh dear. Roll up your pant legs B!
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Louis la Vache said...

Mercy! That river is deep! It looks like the current is quite swift, too.

Carolyn said...

"How high's the water, mama?"
"Ten feet high and risin'."
Johnny Cash

Keep your toes dry.

Bibi said...

Ha! That's a GREAT shot. Reminds me of that sculpture (What the heck is its name?) on one of the bridges in Paris that people unofficially judge the flood danger by.

Here in Belgrade the rivers are rising, too.

T. Becque said...

How quirky and fun to look at.

Anonymous said...

3/24/2010 ~4PM: River halfway up Lewis' nose.