A Secret History of American River People

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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

Flowers before full light

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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