These beautiful Queen Anne flowers are all over here this time of year. There is a women in Bentonsport who uses these to put designs on her pottery. We are going to see a demonstration of her work in a couple of weeks for our Friday p-day activity
Just ONE of the containers that are fastened together in these barges. There are usually 15 of these hooked together ( 3 across and 5 or more long) and hold as much as 675 semi trucks!!
We saw these up close and personal in the locks at Keokuk. It was quite a sight.
The tug boat that pushes these huge barges. I don't know HOW they do it !!!