You may be sitting there wondering what is significant, or unusual, about this shot. This is the Wisconsin River in Stevens Point and normally the water is clear up to the trees. And deep enough to not be waded across.
But one day in August, the water vanished (I forgot I had these photos until I stumbled across them). At first we wondered if the river had just miraculously drained, like Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells earlier in the year.
But no, the dam was opened to purposely drain the water so the riverbed could be cleaned up.
Water, people, there’s supposed to be water over all of the sand you see, water deep enough for boats.
Haden was more interested in picking up crawdads than trash.
BTW - Did you know the little icon/flower/stamp looking things over there on the left are links? And if you move your mouse over them you will see words?
READER QUESTION: And I'm feeling nosey, if you wanted to, say, bake some brownies but you were one egg short would you go to your neighbor's house to borrow one? Or would you drive to the store to get more? Or would you just forget about baking brownies right then?
MY ANSWER: As for me, a few days ago I wanted to make some brownies and I was low on eggs and after I contemplated the way of things - the way I used to borrow from my neighbors and they from me - and the way that at least the last six places I've lived we never borrowed anything from each other, heck we barely say 'hi!' - and I wondered if it's just changes in me, or if it's the norm of the world, or if maybe when kids were small and I had neighbors with small kids we just felt more like family, and well. . .it just made me wonder if knocking on your neighbor's door to borrow a slice of bread, or a bit of ketchup, a cup of sugar, etc has just went the way of typewriters. Then I put the mixer away and although I finally made it to the store to get eggs, I still haven't made those brownies.