Saturday, February 28, 2015

Canadas on the Wapsipinicon River

A sunny 16F day in Anamosa, Iowa brought out a flotilla of Canada geese on the ice free Wapsipinicon River. The extreme record setting cold this week seems to not adversely phase these beautiful creatures as they gather for food and protection just below the dam.

Keys to Something in the Past

Keys for sale. Four keys for a dollar the sign reads. But to what? Unless these are universal keys, they don't open anything any more. Still these metal objects seem to sell - albeit slowly. To me they are more of an interesting photo study than anything else.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Behind the Fifty Shades of Red Door

Valentine's Day is about romance and love. Those emotions are generally equated to the red shades of the color palette. There is an opportunity in Dyersville, Iowa to seek the fifty shades of red beyond the red door.

Winter Wonderland in Eastern Iowa

On February 1st winter came back after a very mild December and moderate January. The Feb 1 snow started as rain, then turned to wet snow and finally powdery snow backed by wind. In all I shoveled three times to seek the concrete driveway under a storm total of 11 inches. The photo above was between shovel one and two periods. Thanks to the Toro snow blower for doing the job. The weight of the snow sent branches curling over. Two weeks later some of that snow has melted and the limbs have rebounded. Spring is five weeks away and can't come soon enough.