Bayliss Park is hauntingly beautiful in the predawn fog. The fountain, the plaza, the performance space and canopy, they all complement each other amazingly well. The black squirrels, the splash area, the Veterans plaza, the meandering brick path, Music in the Park, Art in the Park, and, my goodness, all those amazing trees! What a great place. A grand vision executed with class and grace. Yet another beautiful part of Council Bluffs.
Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. What do you think about the Christmas lights in Bayliss this year? I think they’re a huge improvement over last year. Kind of sparse, but classy. For the procrastinators out there, our dining room has become a temporary gallery for last-minute Christmas gifts. Email me if you’re interested in stopping by to browse through the big selection of prints I have on hand. An added bonus is that you’ll see a 30X60 print of my favorite local photo, which I’ve never shared (nor will ever share) online.
Bayliss Park, Veterans Plaza. This was taken last winter during a heavy overnight snowfall in early February. I remember it being so eerily peaceful, and the bronze statues (an amazing tribute to veterans) were my only company. I was hoping for a similar snowfall last night to complement the new Christmas lights, but I guess we’ll have to wait a bit longer. We attended the lighting ceremony on Thursday and had a great time. And my daughter was beyond excited to see Santa.