But, what she was really interested in was an area that has been flooded and only the stumps of trees are left.
This area is very near the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. As we were leaving we saw two American Bald Eagles standing on the ice in the river. I'm afraid they turned out to be no more than black specks since neither Heather nor I have the equipment to capture such photos.
|Here's a better picture of the twin towers of the Bridge. The Bridge connects Highway 367 to Alton, Illinois.|
It was 16F when I left the house. I had a twelve mile ride to get to Kirkwood and my customary Sunday morning bagels. Eventually, I made my way down to the buildings I've been watching be rehabbed. I didn't take any pictures of the bagels (or the oatmeal raisin cookie that we won't mention), but I did get some photos of the buildings.
|Even from this distance it is obvious the work on the roof of the first building is nearly complete.|
|When last I took photos the white soffit area was bare wood and not all the tiles were in place.|
|And the dumpster has returned. I'm suspecting there is a lot of work going on inside, but is hidden.|
The forecast for tomorrow is snow. We may get up to four inches of the white stuff between Monday and Tuesday. So, I wanted to get out today. I, also, lubricated the chain, which I'm happy to report is still holding tension.
Finally, a closing treat. Heather and I found this peacock ornament on our walk New Year's Day. I'd hope it was a omen of good things to come in 2011 . . .
and, it may still be. Although it does seem we here in the USA are off to a rocky start with the shooting in Arizona, but I am forever the optimist.
~Circle Blue, Heather and Billie.