Many of you may wonder if I live in West Virginia why so many of my photos are in Ohio. The Ohio River runs between the two states and on a scenic drive it is easy to cross back and forth many times. I get the scenic advantages on both sides of the river. The Muskingum river is a contributary to the Ohio.
These images are of a low dam above Lock 3 on the Muskingum River near Lowell, Ohio. There are ten locks along the river. The dams were built to regulate the river and not for power generation. The Muskingum River's 10 hand-operated locks are now recognized as one of America's great engineering accomplishments.
The stone you see in the left side of the photo is the wall of the dam. I really wish you could hear the sound of the water rushing downstream. It was a loud roar like a gushing waterfall. Yet standing there and looking at it I expected a more tranquil sound. The mist you see in the background is snow falling gently down to earth.
Glancing down between my feet I saw this carved outline of a dove. With that dear readers I wish you a day of blissful peace in your surroundings.
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