Picture of the Day: The Train and Lake Pepin

The Train and Lake Pepin
Originally uploaded by Jvstin

Today’s picture for you uses an interesting foreground element along with nice background scenery.

In the foreground is one of the trains that run along a track that parallels Highway 35 in Southern Wisconsin.

In the middle to far distance is Lake Pepin. Lake Pepin’s status as a lake is sort of a bone of contention. Really, its just a widening of the Mississippi River at this point. Geology enthusiasts will remember that the glacial river that predated the Mississippi River was much wider and larger, and here, the old Miss just gets bogged down in a widening of the channel at this point. Thus, Lake Pepin.

And on the far side of Lake Pepin/Mississippi River is the Minnesota shore.