Boy Scout Island, Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Today (Sunday, September 18, 2016, noon to 4 pm) is day two of the Southwest Iowa Art Tour at the Harvester in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Here's the official Facebook invite for details. One of the unique aspects of the show is that artists are encouraged to create art while the show is going on. So I’ll be photographing some flowers alongside my print display. If any of this sounds interesting, please stop by.
Winter is a great time for landscape photos, but, since winter wildflowers do not exist (to my knowledge), I had to visit my good friend Rhonda at Loess Hills Floral Studio for some imports. This is a pincushion flower, prebloom. Thanks for looking, and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.
It's great to have wildflowers back.
Lake Manawa. During the past few days, several of my favorite trees around Lake Manawa have been cut down, presumably because they were dead or dying and posed some type of hazard. Or at least I hope so, since they have long been some of my favorite photographic subjects there. But if they were simply deemed aesthetically unpleasing by some park authority, I present this photo as proof to the contrary. The one pictured here sat along Manawa Road and served as a lookout perch for more bald eagles than I count. It's now in a pile on the opposite side of the road.
On a lighter note, Happy New Year, everybody. Stay safe out there, and enjoy the heck out of 2015!