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River Mood A Photo Gallery along the Wisconsin River

Updated on June 10, 2015
Overhanging tree by riverside of Wisconsin river. Taken in fall of 2011. Across from downtown Wisconsin Rapids.
Overhanging tree by riverside of Wisconsin river. Taken in fall of 2011. Across from downtown Wisconsin Rapids. | Source

Most of my life I’ve been near rivers. First was the Mississippi River which was about a mile from our home in Northeast Minneapolis and when we moved it was about half a mile. For a year in High School I went to De La Salle High, which was actually on an island in the river. A good portion of my work life was spent at the Rock Island Arsenal, which also was on an Island in the Mississippi river. Now I am in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, which has the Wisconsin River flowing through it.

Even for us that do not spend a lot of time on the river, it's sometimes captivating. Often we are unaware of the hold the river has on us, until we get away from it. Then we have a tendency to seek another river until we get back to our own. I don’t really know if the river has moods or if it inspires moods in us. When I was at Rock Island I often spent my lunchtime walking the riverside. Although in the springtime it was often flooded and sandbags were loaded along the shoreline to create a barrier to the river that wanted to flood the island. In the wintertime the surface was sometimes frozen and river traffic was stalled, at least temporarily.

The Wisconsin River. Taken on a day in late July just before it started raining.Near expressway bridge.
The Wisconsin River. Taken on a day in late July just before it started raining.Near expressway bridge. | Source
Wisconsin River with Willow tree in foreground. Taken in autumn 2011
Wisconsin River with Willow tree in foreground. Taken in autumn 2011 | Source

The Wisconsin River is not as big. It is about 430 miles long. The name Wisconsin evolved from earlier names and is probably a corruption of an Indian name. It was first given to the river, than a territory acquired the name until it finally designated the name of the current sate of Wisconsin. The river originates in Northern Wisconsin in Lac Vieux Desert near the Upper Michigan Peninsula; it crosses the central Wisconsin glacier plain. Eventually it joins with the Mississippi about three miles south of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Tree Branches in foreground.View of Wisconsin River looking south.
Tree Branches in foreground.View of Wisconsin River looking south. | Source
Drying leaves by the riverside. Bare  tree in foreground.
Drying leaves by the riverside. Bare tree in foreground. | Source

Probably more than the river having moods is that the river inspires moods in the people who visit or live near it. It changes with the seasons, with the time of day and even location. It can be rough or gentle, cold or warm. It can be welcoming at times or off putting. It is the rivers that provided the means to first settle the land, transport goods and the river shores reflect that in the many river towns we see. The history of the country is much tied into the history of the rivers.

Evening under the bridge. Wisconsin Rapids
Evening under the bridge. Wisconsin Rapids | Source
River with overcast sky
River with overcast sky | Source

In this presentation I try to capture on mood of the Wisconsin River, of late summer and fall. This particular year we did not have as much color in the tree leaves as normal. Many trees went quickly from green to yellowish. I think after a hot summer we have a chilly fall but each season brings it’s own moods. The pictures are in a limited area near the bridges across from downtown Wisconsin Rapids. I hope you feel the mood that I do in this snippet of the Wisconsin River in late fall.

Copyright 2011 Don Hoglund

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    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      LadyFiddler, I'm glad you like my river pictures. Thank you for the comments and the share.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very beautiful i am sharing this as i was fascinated by your river pictures very nice. The rivers all looked peaceful and calm , somewhere I'd love to sit and relax here the birds chirping and see squirrels running :)

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome, Dah

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Eidden, Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment.

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eiddwen.

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Anaya,I don't live quite that close to the river.It would be nice though.Thanks for the comment.

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      Anaya M. Baker 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I share your appreciation for rivers! I live on the banks of a river now, and start every day by drinking my coffee while looking out on it.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Purple perl, Thank you for the comment.I appreciate it.

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      Purple Perl 

      7 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Beautiful pics of Mother Nature at its best. Thanks for sharing.

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      PDXKaraokeGuy,Thanks for the comment and vote. I appreciate it.

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      beautiful. The pictures tell the story. I've always loved rivers. I grew up where three rivers meet.

      UP and Beautiful

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Glad you liked the pictures Habee.Thank you for the comment and vote.

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      Holle Abee 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I enjoyed your beautiful photos. They look so peaceful! Voted up.

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Good morning Prasetio. I appreciate the comments and vote you gave here. I remember being told once that I should look for beauty and interest close to home. I thought I would do that with the river that runs through the town I live in.I am glad you liked it.

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I don't have any word to describe how beautiful this river. My brother, you succeed in raise my mood after saw all the pictures and reading your review about this river. You deserve to get my vote and I'll press all buttons here expect funny. Thank you very much. Cheers....

      Prasetio

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi femmeflashpoint,Thanks for your comments.Sometimes we only appreciate the rivers and lakes when we are away from them.Glad you liked the pictures.

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      femmeflashpoint 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful photos!

      I was born on the banks of the Ohio, and grew up in the river bottoms of the Wabash. And, now that I'm in Texas, I'm little more than a stone's throw from the Trinity.

      I'm always more content living near water.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Tammyswallow. I'm glad you like the pictures. thanks for commenting.

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      Tammy 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I love your photos. They have such a serene quality to them. Awesome!

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Dexter, I think there is room here for us all.I appreciate the compliments on my pictures but I have a ways to in this enterprise.Thanks for the comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Suziecat,

      I wanted to capture an aspect of the river here.It will look different at another time.Thanks for your nice comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi JustAskSusan

      Thanks for your comment.Glad you liked the pictures.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Dahoglund! Your photos are great. I have to watch out or you will put me out of business! wink, wink

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      suziecat7 

      7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I love rivers. They tell stories. Beautiful Hub and great photos - so peaceful. Rated up!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Don, Beautiful hub!

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Peggy,

      I don't have cataracts now as they have been removed. However the discovery of cataracts and complications from surgery led to problems with many visual things including driving. My left eye needed a contact lens for correction but it wasn't until after I retired that a satisfactory lens was invented, it seems. the ciba night and day contact is great as I can wear it for a month without removing it. The other eye has an lens implant. cataract surgery now is pretty simple but in 1970 it was like major surgery.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Don,

      My husband had cataract surgery about a year ago and can't BELIEVE how bright and clear things are that he now sees in a different light. He has become a pro-cataract surgery advocate in his telling people about his experience. Perhaps yours are not yet "ripe" enough for the surgery?

      Considering you have cataracts and therefore your vision is not at an optimum stage...your photos are wonderful. No reason not to take more!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Will, thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Good work, Don!

    • dahoglund profile imageAUTHOR

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Hi Peggy,

      Glad you liked the river pictures.I did have an interest in photography prior to getting cataracts. I find it often difficult to revive former interests but this might be a start. Thanks for commenting.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Don,

      Thanks for inserting these photos of the Wisconsin River from Wisconsin Rapids. It has been many a year since I have viewed this in person. Too bad about the Fall colors not being as nice this year. That is what makes the Fall season so special. Hopefully you will take more photos of your local surroundings? Enjoyed this!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      NMLady

      Thanks for commenting.

      davenmidtown,

      Thanks for the nice comment. I've only been at oceans a couple of times but they also appear wonderful.

      Sophia'

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.I've been away from photography for quite awhile and decided to try out some pictures here.I appreciate the encouragement.

      Caseworker,

      That must have been a wonderful experience. I've never been in the UK. It must be nice.Thanks for the comment and vote.

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      CASE1WORKER 

      7 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Beautiful photographs, just love them! We were on the Norfolk Broads in the UK this summer and I just loved spending the week living on the river

      Lovely hub voted up

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      Sophia Angelique 

      7 years ago

      Daho this is absolutely beautiful. :)

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      David Stillwell 

      7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Dahoglund: What a beautiful hub and photographs. I love rivers and bodies of water. I grew up next to the ocean and the sound of water is soothing to me.

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      NMLady 

      7 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      very nice!

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