I am not sure why boats that push barges along the river are called tow boats but they are. They can move pretty fast when they are not pushing barges.
Sometimes it is fun to watch the barges. there are plenty of them along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. They are filled with scrap metal, coal or grain and who knows what else.
The weather has been beautiful this week so I have been using my feet more than my car. I found this lovely reflection of the landmark center in a puddle on Washington street on my way to the bank.
It is hard to believe that just last week the weather was nice enough in Northern Minnesota so that we could all stand outside and watch the ships go in and out of the harbor.
I like trees and I have several pictures of this one. It was taken the day before the first storm of December but well after the destructive storm of lat October that took out parts of the Lake Walk and moved some boulders around.
Lake Superior is rarely still unless it is still. A couple of hours after I took this shot the wind started up and by morning giant waves were crashing into the rocks.