October Mud

October Mud

Oct 3, 2013

If I had to pick one month of the year as my favorite, October would certainly rank high on the list.  October is the Gateway to Fall — the final transition between summer and autumn.  While oak forests remain green; sumac, cottonwood, and maples are on fire.  For the most part, October skies are the bluest blue.  By contrast, puffy clouds are the...

The Egret Has Landed

The Egret Has Landed

Oct 3, 2013

                It’s late September.  Skies are clear and afternoon temperatures have climbed to the mid-70s.  Right on cue, migrating great egrets are passing through Northern Iowa.  Currently traveling from northern   breeding grounds to southern wintering areas, the huge birds are taking a brief time out...