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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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Standing By

Winter is not even half over and I’m climbing the walls.  In a couple days I’ll be on Sanibel Island, Florida for a week, hoping it will snow 15″ in Nebraska while I’m gone.  Right now? I’m just standing by. … Continue reading

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Aronia Berry Festival

Last weekend, I attended the Aronia Berry Festival in the Loess Hills north of Missouri Valley, Iowa.  In case you haven’t heard, the aronia berry is the latest fad in health foods, high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  Many Iowa … Continue reading

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Billy Bob

Deep in the Loess Hills of Iowa, I ran across an old Danish Lutheran church and cemetery, built in 1894.  Its a very idyllic setting, see photo below. As you might imagine, all of the names on the tombstones end in … Continue reading

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Old Glory

The title of this photo has a double meaning;  1) Obviously, the flag’s nickname is “Old Glory”, and this flag looks like it has seen plenty of “glory”.  2) The flag is reflected in a window of a 130+ year old … Continue reading

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Put Out to Pasture

I found this old gal parked in the corner of a pasture where two gravel roads intersect somewhere in Northwest Iowa.  She had been retired or “put out to pasture” for quite some time.  Like an old plow horse that faithfully responds to her … Continue reading

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Eggs for Sale

This photo was taken at a friend’s family farm in Northwest Iowa, but it reminds me so much of one of the many sheds my grandfather had on his farm.  My memories of Grandpa’s tool shed are reignited by items in this photo. My grandparents … Continue reading

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