One of the defining features of our town is the Cedar River, which meanders through its heart, providing a place to relax and find nature among buildings several stories tall. It’s also a place to fish, if you are into catfish.

This summer,the fishing hasn’t been good because the river is low from months of heat and drought. The good news is, you don’t have to wear hip waders.

I snapped this photo of a fisherman walking across the shallow river in the morning. His buddy is a few yards to the right of the shot on a field of rocks that normally marks the river bottom but is now a small island, similar to the one in the background of the shot.