Unidentified Animal

We just came back from a great trip out to Colorado and saw an animal we have never seen before! Jess spotted it on our way back from Wheeler Geologic Area (northwest of South Fork) along the trail. It was sitting on a large boulder among a huge boulder field. There were smaller ones (babies […]


Iowa Lightning

Quite the light show rolled through Central Iowa last night. My husband and I drove up the road about a mile or two to get some shots. I mounted my new Gorillapod on the side of the car and we sat there and enjoyed the show. Could not believe the amount of lightning coming out […]


Summer Storms

Severe storms have been ravaging the Midwest lately. We’ve had plenty of severe storms and rain here in Iowa lately, but we’ve been very lucky compared to the losses seen elsewhere. Although severe storms can cause havoc, there is something that is beautiful about the evolution of a storm. I didn’t have to travel far […]


Garden of the Gods

I visited Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs recently for the first time. Garden of the Gods is a free public park (park map was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. I was limited on time and arrived promptly about 25 minutes before sunrise. Being unfamiliar with the area, I decided not […]