I wandered into a downtown alley because something caught my eye, and found this wall with the fire escape, its shadows, graffiti, a portrait, and light reflected from a nearby glass high-rise.
We had tickets for the Broadway tour of the musical Wicked this afternoon. The Des Moines Civic Center was completely packed for it.
I visited the West Branch Municipal Cemetery, where President Hoover’s parents and other relatives are buried.
Dressed-up teams of Belgians pulled wagons in a judged show at the Iowa State Fair.
Teenagers show off their sheared sheep to a State Fair judge.
This lady walked around the Cultural Center at the State Fair in a balloon dress.
The Iowa State Fair chose a couple of my photos for display in the photography salon.
Speaking of bad weather, its been a stormy week so Johnson County has been blowing it’s tornado sirens with wild abandon.
Whatever kind of year 2013 turns out to be when it’s over, half-way through it’s been one of bad weather.
We spent the weekend in the picturesque river towns of Van Buren County.
Driving in Van Buren County between Bentonsport and Keosauqua I commented to Lore about the rolling green cow pastures and belts of oak trees, “It’s pretty, isn’t it?” “Yes,” she said, “pretty Iowan.”
It finally stopped raining and warmed up today so I was on my bike this morning.
April 25 and still no leaves on the trees?
University of Iowa lost the final game of the National Invitation Tournament, so The Daily Iowan showed a picture of a bunch of sad basketball players on its front page today.
The Northeast has been getting the kind of winter weather that, when I lived there, I always expected to find in the Midwest.
As part of Iowa City’s continual efforts to beautify itself, trees downtown now wear sweaters.
Apparently the football stadium is the nexus of all sorts of good-doing: there are plans to build a seating area for child patients from the university hospital.
Photos from my bicycle ride to Hills.
I’ve rarely seen such an obvious explanation why the Midwest is called fly-over country.
The Iowa State vs. Iowa football game is a big deal inside the Iowa amateur sports micro-verse.