Wes and his dog pal Hazel pose for a picture in front of their shantyboat off the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Wes started A Secret History of American River People which is, according to his website, http://peoplesriverhistory.us/, an anthro-historical research journey through the history of a river. According to the site, they just embarked on their trip the same day this photo was taken.
Photo: Guthrie Byard
Joanna Prokes and her daughter Rose enjoying some time in the sun.
Photo: Stacy Quast
Very common, not protected.
Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych
This “blooming boulevard” contains several of the most common Longfellow flowers, milkweed, Virginia Bluebells, Rudbeckia, and Daylilies. All are older heritage varieties, commonly planted 100 years ago. The colors really “pop” in the minutes before the sun is fully risen.
Photo: Jane Strauss
Workers and clients at Leder Scrap metal recycling take a break and enjoy a variety of ice creams and frozen treats from the Big Bell Ice Cream truck. Owner James Freid has operated this Longfellow neighborhood gem for 25 years.
Photo: Robert Ball
Whirligigs wend their way in the wind on a steamy Longfellow day.
Photo: Karen Girardeau