Tag Archives: Iowa

High Trestle Trail

A 10′ wide concrete ribbon winds its way through central Iowa for over 25 miles.  What once was a Union Pacific railroad has been converted to the nicest bike trail I’ve ever seen. Beginning in Ankeny, Iowa the High Trestle … Continue reading

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Corn Huskers

August is prime time in Nebraska for sweet corn; local farmers sell it out of their pickup trucks along the highway outside of town.  A dozen fresh-picked ears cost $5.50, but they always throw a few extra ears in your bag. These … Continue reading

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The Thinker

I found this seven year-old deep in thought in the Reflecting Garden of Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa.  What was he thinking? Thought for the Day:  The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and advance the kind of … Continue reading

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Salisbury House and Gardens

Hard to believe I was in Des Moines, Iowa when I took this picture.  The Salisbury House is an exact duplicate of the King’s House (owner’s name, not title) located in Salisbury, England.  The vegetation, layout, grounds and even the … Continue reading

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Iowa Landscape

Every time I cross western Iowa on I-80, I see these majestic wind turbines spread across the countryside.  I marvel at their simplicity: three blades rotating quietly in the wind, harvesting megawatts of power without consuming any natural resources. The wind turbines … Continue reading

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Hogback Covered Bridge

The 1995 film, “Bridges of Madison County” starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, made famous this area in south central Iowa.  So, one hot day last August, I meandered through Madison County and saw four of the six covered bridges. This … Continue reading

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Loess Hills

The Loess Hills of western Iowa don’t look like anything special from the air.  But a light dusting of snow and twilight provides a magical image. I imagine it would seem much darker on the ground because the sun has … Continue reading

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