A shot of a Mountain Lion from the Fete de Glace ice carving competition in St. Charles Missouri yesterday. All of the sculptures were incredible. I don't know who won as it would have been a difficult choice. All of the artists were incredibly skilled and the effort to create these works of art is just amazing. More photos of the festival on my Flickr page.
19 January 2013
A fellow photographer and I went down to take a look at the USS Inaugural again this morning. Based upon what I had read I figured the salvage company would have started cutting her up. Much to our surprise nothing had happened yet so we walked down and got some closeups of the ship. I had hoped to the first time we had gone down but the weather sucked. Today was perfect though the ground and sand were a bit wet. I can't imagine they'll wait too much longer before they cut her up though in case the river starts rising.
13 January 2013
Took my wife and son down to see the Inaugural today before she is cut up for scrap. With the river being so low right now it's finally financially and physically feasible to salvage the ship. A sad ending to the ship but better than just rusting away to nothing in the river I suppose.