Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Went for a drive – Iowa countryside

 
The boxelder is actually turning a nice shade of yellow this year. Last year the green leaves just fell off before they turned.

The weather this afternoon was perfect. So I took a drive and snapped a few photos.


Down the street the maples look spectacular. I wonder if it will improve or if this is as vibrant as they'll get?


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I love the architecture of Iowa barns. These 3 are great examples of the evolution of dairy barns.


The mottled colors in this valley caught my eye.


A couple more cool barns.


A local county park. It's so busy in the summer, felt really weird that I was all alone there today.


The corn turned awhile ago. But I guess the farmers have been waiting for things to dry out before they harvested their crop.

Speaking of crops...I'm about ready to bring some of mine in. There was a teeny film of frost on the ground this morning, but not up on the balcony. Still, I can't procrastinate. It's time to prep for winter!

6 comments:

  1. Love the blue sky -- it makes those red leaves really pop. Our sky has looked a little grey for the past week.

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  2. Wow! it looks lovely. Vivid colors!

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  3. Parks are really wierd when you are used to people being in them all the time.
    My wife and I went to a city park the morning after a hard freezing rain and it was vacant except for a lone jogger.
    Ice crystals hung from everywhere. It was great.

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  4. Those are wonderful photos, Erin! But frost, oh my.... :( It's almost worth there being frost if you are surrounded by such scenery, however. If only DC would empty out like your park did! LoL

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  5. Glad everyone liked the photos! It's gloomy again today, so I'm glad I have them to remind me of nice weather!

    I heard it's supposed to snow this weekend! Do not want!!!

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