We drove down the river yesterday and did not see any large, white, migrating birds. (We had hoped for white pelicans or tundra swans.) We did see a few eagles. The day was mostly overcast, but sunlight broke through now and then, lighting the bluffs and the water. The bluffs were cream white, the oak trees brown, the water steel gray. It's a pretty trip, going down a two-lane on the Wisconsin side, one small town after another. We stopped at the BNOX Gallery in Pepin, where I have been buying jewelry for decades, and I bought a brass bangle by a jeweler whose work I have been buying for decades.