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.
Along a gravel backroad on the eastern edge of Council Bluffs. This is one of my favorite roadside barns, and I visit it often during my sunrise roadtrips of local discovery, just to see how first light is treating it. This particular photo was taken a few weeks ago, on a cold clear morning a couple of days after our most recent heavy snowfall, as the rising sun and morning fog quietly battled amid the otherwise amazing peacefulness of cropland in winter.