I rode the bike out to West Branch today. A stiff wind out of the west got me there in thirty minutes, just about a land speed record for me. The catch: the wind was even stronger on the way back. It was punishing.
Gas and service station converted from an old brick post office.
Wooden benchs and an iron stove in plainly decorated building.
A bronze statue seen from behind faces a small white house.
A symmetrical white frame Quaker Meetinghouse with two doors.
The white portico on a buff brick building has a carved wooden presidential seal.
A small white frame cottage and a picket fence.
Two rugs woven from colorful rag yarn sewn together for carpeting.
A white Victorian house with light blue trim and a nice porch.
Broad doors open to a timber frame blacksmith shop.
White one-room schoolhouse framed by trees and shrubs.
A small white cottage seen from garden with a red hollyhock flower.
Small yellow and violet violets in a garden.
A small house seen from behind a garden of yellow, white, and pink flowers.
A large, round pink flower with yellow pollen.
Two plain marble tablets and a U.S. flag mark two graves.
A red barn overlooks a green prairie.
Bright orange milkweed flowers in a bright green prairie.
A purple flower with thin trailing petals faces up a the prairie sky
A bright yellow flower with a large brown center in a green prairie.
A bright green herb with deeply lobed and cut leaves oriented north and south.
A stalk of white indigo flowers extend up to the sky.
An old steel windmill seen from the ground.
A tall red barn with white trim at the edge of a prairie.
Fluffy white clouds in a blue sky over a field of green.
Prairie grasses seen through a hole chewed into a massive prairie dock leaf.
A flag flies over a federal-style brick town hall at the intersection of First and Main streets.
A restored teller’s cage in an old bank building.
A pink and gray Victorian building with elaborate gingerbread decorations.
An burglar alarm sign on an old bank building.