Thursday, March 27, 2014
Another thing I miss is the forest. Living here in Iowa, I've noticed that there aren't as many trees as there are back in Michigan. Maybe some areas have more, but we have mostly open grassland. There are small forests in places, and I go to them as often as I can, but I have yet to get back to them this spring.
My picture today is from one of those places. It was still hunting season when I was there so I didn't go in. I was just there for a few minutes to take in the sights and sounds of nature. With the warmer weather, I'm expecting animals to come out a little bit more, so I keep telling myself I'll be out there on the nature trails soon.
I hope to have more nature type things to share pretty soon. I like the man-made things around here, but I've been doing almost all nature on this blog for years, and I miss that. I'm hoping I can mix that back in this year now. The picture above is just one tangled forest, but I love it. I'll talk to you later.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I got pictures from the side of the road and from the driveway, but I just couldn't find a good spot to show you this place the right way. I keep saying that because it was so frustrating. From farther down the road it looks wonderful, but pictures don't seem right from there either.
I found this place on my way from Sioux City, Iowa to Ponca, Nebraska. I wish I knew why all the windmills are there. It's possible the explanation is on one of the signs, but I seem to remember that there was nothing. I guess that makes it a mystery... For now.
I never found such unique things back in Michigan, but then I never really got to explore so much when I was there. I still wish I could go back and see what's there as well, but I've been having such fun finding new things here. Things like a bunch of windmills may not be for everyone, but they certainly are for me.
I've been kind of sick for the past week so I haven't been out on any new adventures. I'll have another post when I can get some more pictures. I hope that's kind of soon. Maybe I'll look for some birds right around here, or something like that. I haven't done that in a while. I'll think of something. Talk to you later.
Monday, March 17, 2014
I guess this post was all about the pictures. I might have just shared them with no writing, but I always have to say something. I hope my short descriptions helped a little bit. These pictures were kind of fun for me, even the one with the park sign. I always take a picture of the park signs. I'll talk to you later.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
We had our biggest snowfall of the year when it got down so cold once again after a brief warming. It appeared that our snowless winter had ended. We finally had several inches of snow on the ground, and I was staying off the snowy roads for a few days.
It took me a couple of days to figure out what to do. There is a crawlspace under my house where the pipes are. Early in the morning I took my infrared heater under there and turned it on. I was only hoping and guessing that it would help, but that evening my water came back on. I got lucky. Really lucky.
This river is probably thawing out by now. It appears that our deep freeze is over for the year. Didn't I already say that? We're finally seeing the beginnings of spring around here. That should be a good sign for the rest of you.
Now that the weather is warming up a bit, I'm hoping to be out traveling a bit more again, and I'm hoping to be abler to get back onto a few nature trails. That part's going to be hard because I've let myself get too out of shape this winter cooped up from the cold. I'll have to start slowly, but I will start. I'll talk to you later.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I know there are other places in that area that are similar to Stonehenge, but none are as famous. I'm sure this place wasn't thinking of Stonehenge when they came up with it. Only I was. This place is impressively big, so I feel satisfied with seeing it.
I should have shown you the carvings on the stones up close. They show the natural and human histories of this place. You get to see everything from dinosaurs to humans carved on these stones. I took pictures of everything, but I just didn't know how to share it all with you.
I do hope to revisit these Towers In Time when the weather is better. Even so, I kind of liked the way the clouds were in these pictures. They gave everything a bit of a dramatic effect. I'm just glad the park was even open. Some aren't around here. I'll talk to you later.