Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Madrigal Singers

A Wench

Mr. Wench     

We sing in an a'cappela group, The Cedar Valley Singers and this was snapped in between performances.

Not Persuaded

The crows were ragging this hawk to death - he was not persuaded...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Club Contest

My daily Photos have been a bit sporadic this week - more work than hours in a day.  Last Sunday we had our Annual Photo Club Picture Contest and I had 2 photos which placed with an Honorable Mention.

People/Portraits - "Nice Hat"

Panoramic "Mills City"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Bridge

 I grew up in Iowa Falls, Iowa and paid a visit today - there's a new bridge going up.

Friday, November 11, 2011


MRI of my back - shows herniated disk at S1 - looking at possible surgery - although we're trying some other stuff first...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


It was a light first snow fall -the day before however, this field was filled with wild prairie grass taller then me - now it's flat...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First Snow

I can't say I'm ready for the snow - won't shovel this one as it should be melted by noon.  But, I know it's coming...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Boys develop an early interest in football...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Wipes?

Surrounded by new toys for his birthday Daniel chooses to play with the "wipes" - at least temporarily.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birthday Blow

We celebrated Grandson Daniels second birthday yesterday - and this was the moment he blew out the candles (I think he had help from off camera from his Dad).

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Final Rake

The leaves are almost all down - one last rake - perhaps this week.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Saints Day

The altar at our church had an additional altar as we remembered those who have died.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Waffle Makers

We had a group come into our church and put on a waffle breakfast - they had it down to a science with 10 waffle makers.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I always hate to see sand this time of year - reminds me of what's next.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Had to have a crown replaced - and this is the cast they took - kinda ghoulish seeing my mouth in a box.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Daniel explores a skull which shoots all sorts of colored rays...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Smiley Faces

These chairs stacked up on a counter sure looked like smiley faces...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The End of A Long Day

Daniel was busy all day - and at the end of the day - well, he's a tired boy...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Anybody Home?

I wanted to knock on the door and see if I could get a tour of the cookie factory...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Flowers

Mother Nature (friends from Burlington) are visiting and they brought these beautiful flowers from their garden.  Thanks Mother Nature...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Train Video

My camera also shoots video.  I don't do a lot of video but I thought a brief train video would be interesting - ok, maybe not interesting, but different.  Turn your volume way up and you'll get a feel of standing next to the tracks.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Happy Day?

Their happy day?  I think they may be tired of getting their picture taken...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Queen Duck

It was my observation while I sat on a bench and watched that she seemed to be in charge.  When one of the youngsters challenged her authority - she put them straight...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pikes Peak

The view of the Mississippi from Pikes Peak National Park near McGregor, Iowa.

Friday, October 7, 2011


We are on an "impromtu" trip to see the fall colors along the bluffs of the Mississippi.  Tonight we are are staying in a quaint bed and breakfast in Clayton, Iowa.  Tomorrow we're off to McGregor, Iowa, Pikes Peak, Iowa and who knows where else...

Newest Depositor

The newest depositor at the credit union.

Thursday, October 6, 2011