I am the Shadow

•June 2, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Lumpy and Smooth

•June 1, 2023 • 2 Comments

Just found it interesting..

Hate to See You Go

•May 31, 2023 • 2 Comments

Farewell Tulips, will see you again next Spring. These are the last of my tulip pics for this year. I think anyway, sometimes I set some aside for a rainy day. Hopefully you have enjoyed them as much as I have.

I definetly enjoyed my outing to Pella and look forward to next year and hopefully spending a little more time there.

Have a great day….stay happy and safe!

It’s a Jungle Out There

•May 30, 2023 • 2 Comments

Morning view…

Window Box

•May 29, 2023 • 2 Comments

Love the colors and the iron work..

Pop of Color

•May 26, 2023 • 1 Comment

To brighten your day!

The scent of Spring

•May 24, 2023 • 4 Comments

They will be coming to an end soon. But love when the windows are open and you can smell lilacs on the breeze..

Three Rivers

•May 22, 2023 • 2 Comments

Field of Blooms

•May 17, 2023 • 2 Comments

Smell The Pretty Flowers

•May 16, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Walk in the Park

•May 15, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Walk Among the Flowers

•May 11, 2023 • 6 Comments

Picnic Time

•May 10, 2023 • 2 Comments

Nice spot for a picnic or just to sit an enjoy the day!

It is that time of the year again. Time for outings and picnics and what better spot to take a break and have a bite then by the river..

Around The Square

•May 9, 2023 • 1 Comment

Down By The River

•May 8, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Pella, Iowa

•May 5, 2023 • 4 Comments

Tulip a Blooming

•May 4, 2023 • 2 Comments

Flowers in the Spring. More to come!

Saylorville Lake

•May 3, 2023 • 2 Comments

I took this video of Saylorville last year but haven’t had a chance to post it. I took it with my phone and trying to get it to the computer to put it on here but no fun. And I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. So this is basically a test to see how well videos will work on here and if it’s something I want to add more of later on and if so future videos will be with the camera…

It was a windy day so it’s probably a bit loud. But I love the sound of the water hitting the shore..

Just click on the image to play video…

Blooming Ocotillo

•May 3, 2023 • 1 Comment

Can go by many different names, candlewood, vine cactus etc. You would think looking at it, it might belong to the cactus family, but it does not, it is a shrub. They are very pretty though and are easy to pick out when you’re out hiking or walking the desert, which is where you will find them. I don’t think they would do very well in Iowa…

Even though they are very pretty to look at they have nasty little spines that let you know right away you shouldn’t touch. Yes I found out the hard way. lol

I See You

•May 2, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Driving Around

•April 27, 2023 • 4 Comments

Different downtowns that i have been to.

Looking Up

•April 26, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Love Sunsets

•April 24, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Not a perfect shot but I still like it.

Rockin It

•April 21, 2023 • 3 Comments

•April 20, 2023 • Leave a Comment
Daily writing prompt
Describe a decision you made in the past that helped you learn or grow.

I think every decision helps us learn or grow, whether it is the right ones or not. So I couldn’t just pick one.

Off Into The Distance

•April 19, 2023 • 1 Comment

Day Dreaming

•April 17, 2023 • 2 Comments

Small Town Iowa

•April 14, 2023 • 2 Comments

Hard to believe that at one time this town was active and had thriving businesses. Sad that our small towns are disappearing.

We Need

•April 12, 2023 • 2 Comments

More Tulips and flowers in the World…Can not wait for flower season to start!

•April 11, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Water Play

•April 10, 2023 • 1 Comment

These are older but I need to do more of these….

Love the Horses

•April 6, 2023 • 4 Comments
Daily writing prompt
What Olympic sports do you enjoy watching the most?

Equestrian events…Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing.

Sit For a Spell

•April 6, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Time to sit back after a long day with your favorite drink and enjoy some quiet time..

Columbus Museum Gardens…Georgia

•April 5, 2023 • 2 Comments

Beautiful place to spend time walking the paths, finding a spot to sit for a spell or both. But worth a visit.

Iris in Spring

•April 4, 2023 • 2 Comments

can not wait for everything to start blooming again…


•April 3, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Churches of New Mexico

•March 31, 2023 • 5 Comments

Rose Fountain

•March 29, 2023 • Leave a Comment

On the Edge

•March 28, 2023 • Leave a Comment

A Bit Rusty

•March 27, 2023 • 7 Comments

Been awhile since I have tried drawing a tree, I def need to keep at it and not slack..

Winter in Georgia

•March 24, 2023 • 5 Comments

Columbus, Georgia

•March 22, 2023 • Leave a Comment

View of Columbus from the Alabama side..

Road Trip

•March 20, 2023 • 2 Comments

You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, car, or bike?

Driving the truck, taking as many backroads as possible seeing as much as I can. Although going by train might be fun once. Just to see what its like..

Hello Spring…..

•March 20, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Your finally here!

You know how some songs just make you happy or sad or make you want to dance? Well the song I can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff is one of those songs for me. Every time I hear it, just makes me happy and makes me want to do a happy dance. So enjoy the day and enjoy a little Jimmy!

Birds of Paradise

•March 20, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Follow The White Snowy Trail

•February 23, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Ice Crystals

•February 21, 2023 • 3 Comments

The Adobe

•February 20, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Follow The Road

•February 17, 2023 • Leave a Comment

The Birch

•February 16, 2023 • 2 Comments

Early Thaw

•February 15, 2023 • 5 Comments

πŸ’•πŸ’˜ Heart Day β€πŸ’ž

•February 14, 2023 • 4 Comments

Happy Valentines Day! Hope everyone has a wonderful day..

For those that usually go out and buy premade Heart cookies my sister shared a quick and easy alternative.

Easy Valentines Desert

1 Heart shape baking pan (could use any size)

1 Premade refrigerated chocolate cookie dough (or your favorite or mix and match)

Frosting (favorite one)


Break apart cookie dough and place around heart shaped pan leaving a little space in between each one. Bake according to package.

Let cool, once cooled add your frosting and sprinkles..


Down Home

•February 13, 2023 • 2 Comments

Eagles Have Landed

•February 10, 2023 • 2 Comments

I wasn’t as close as I would have liked to been but felt lucky enough to get the few shots I did. There were other young ones flying but stayed clear. I think they were after something in the field. But I love the sounds they make and the older one was rather vocal..

Icy Waters

•February 9, 2023 • 1 Comment

Squirrel For a Day

•February 8, 2023 • 5 Comments

I love watching these little ones. They are so full of life and are a source of endless amusement..

Monday Rewind

•February 6, 2023 • Leave a Comment

One of My Favorite Views

•January 27, 2023 • Leave a Comment

I always love this view when especially when it is snowy. Like walking into Narnia..

Frosty Lake

•January 25, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Raccoon River Park

Finally Blue Skies

•January 24, 2023 • 5 Comments

One Day Later

•January 5, 2023 • Leave a Comment

One day fog and dreary mist, next day wind and snow. And no I was not driving while taking photos…Im not that crazy…lol

More Fog

•January 4, 2023 • Leave a Comment

It stuck around most of the morning, once it lifted left behind that fine mist and wind that chills you and doesnt go away.

Foggy Morning

•January 3, 2023 • 1 Comment

Blue Heron Lake

•January 2, 2023 • 2 Comments

I was not the first to check out the lake.

Hello 2023!

•January 1, 2023 • 1 Comment

Happy New Year!

Hard to imagine another year has gone by. Seems like the older I get the faster time goes by. And each year I tell myself the next one will be better. Sometimes it is and sometimes not so much.

But I hope this year is a healthy and happy one, filled with love and laughter. And we all achieve whatever goals we have set forth.

So Make the most of this year, dont look back, look forward, embrace all the good and truly do live life to the fullest….

To the Lake…

•December 30, 2022 • Leave a Comment

We go. Beautiful sunny day…

Walking Time

•December 29, 2022 • Leave a Comment

The trail I go on was a bit snowy. But its above freezing finally and just nice to get out.

Stay Away Snow

•December 27, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Had more snow and I am ready for it to melt…

Through The Window

•December 26, 2022 • 3 Comments

Merry Christmas

•December 25, 2022 • 2 Comments

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday spent with those you love!

Before the Artic Blast

•December 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Valley Junction. Wanted to get some with snow but it’s just been way to cold.

Des Moines River

•December 14, 2022 • 2 Comments

Fall in Des Moines

•November 28, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Visited Des Moines in late fall to get a few shots of the city from different parks around the city. Some I had been to before and one was a new park. Great views though.

Last Tree for Fall

•November 25, 2022 • 2 Comments

Found this tree when I was cleaning memory card. I remember taking it but kept forgetting to retrieve it..

Happy Thanksgiving

•November 24, 2022 • Leave a Comment

I hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Hopefully plenty of good food. If not order pizza!

Reflections Are..

•November 23, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Spent a little bit of time trying to take photos of water reflections. Some I like, some I’m on fence about and there are always some I’m not impressed with at all. But that’s ok, always room for improvement.


•November 21, 2022 • 2 Comments

Took these the night before the eclipse or the night of. Sadly I missed the eclipse thanks to this thing called sleeping.. But I did get these atleast, and I did have this plan of waking up for the eclipse but that didn’t work out so well.

I didn’t notice the visitor in the tree til later when I was going over the photos…

Beams of Light

•November 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Snowy Pond

•November 17, 2022 • Leave a Comment

First Snow Part 2

•November 16, 2022 • 2 Comments

Beautiful snow fall, first one of the season and probably not the last. I always like the first snow fall but then I’m over it. I have been on these trails before and never had an issue, but the snow did hide a few tripping hazards. I won’t say if they did me in or not. haha!

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