The Mississippi River at Chestnut Landing now has a beach. The river used to go up to the rocks but it went down after the last flood and enough silt was left behind to create a beach. The object on the beech is part of a rubber mask. People throw the strangest things in the river. Please don’t throw stuff in the river!
Many St. Paul City parks include water features. Even the parks on the river or on the lakes. The water in the park along the Mississippi River has been turned off for most of the season. Probably because of flooding. It is nice to see it on again.
Always fun to take this picture and I take it at least once a year. It was a hot day on the North Shore and at the height of tourist season.
The middle of the day on a sunny summer day is a challenging time to take landscape type shots. This is a picture of St. Anthony Falls and the Mills district in Minneapolis. I paid a visit over the weekend.
I think these are loons. I could not quite get close enough. They have the same coloring and type of beak. Sometimes I think I need a better telephoto lens.