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"Oak and maple trees turn to wines As summer's final sumac twines To autumn's cool amaretto scent Among the season's soft lament. The lattices of amber rose Turn skeletal with fall's repose. The final phase of new moon's chill Brushes autumn upon the hill, While fall's ambrosia soothes our fears Of winter's cool crystal chandeliers." . --Glen Enloe-- . "Autumn Ambrosia" . #GlenEnloe #mottshots #nocoastcollective #igersmidwest #gathermidwest #ig_iowa #smalltownusa #exploreiowa #highlightiowa #iowaphotographer #captureiowa #alloveriowa #travelingiowa #desmoinesphotographer #midwestisbest #alliowa #midwestmoment #exploringiowa #puremidwest #midwestexplorers #themightymidwest #onlyiniowa #myiowahome #AllamakeeCountyIowa #ig_countryside #country_features #rsa_rural_ #trb_rural #iowagrams #wow_america
Portraits in the Times Square Old Navy with @markgowen (one of the most driven photographers I know) β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Shot 1 or 3 from our trip to NYC for the @sony #bealpha event β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
Do you have a favorite park or trail in Central Iowa that you will be visiting this weekend? Share your photos with us! #IowasConservationGateway
Van Horne is a small town in Benton County. It was named after a railroad official William Cornelius Van Horne. The town now has a population of around 660 residents. Be careful when driving around this area. There are b level road traps all over the place. Stay on the gravel!!! . #mottshots #igersmidwest #gathermidwest #ig_iowa #smalltownusa #exploreiowa #highlightiowa #ia365 #iowaphotographer #captureiowa #alloveriowa #travelingiowa #desmoinesphotographer #midwestisbest #alliowa #midwestmoment #exploringiowa #watertowersofiowa #watertower #midwestexplorers #themightymidwest #puremidwest #onlyiniowa #myiowahome #BentonCountyIowa #worldplaces #watertowerpics #nocoastcollective #haybales
Recently I drove up to NE Iowa with my wife for a much needed weekend getaway. Last year we visited Lansing, but I wanted to see what the furthest point in NE Iowa is......so we headed to the Pool Slough Wildlife Management Area. We drove through what seemed like a swamp, and turned around at the Mississippi. On the way back I saw this church spire sticking out of the hills. I drove around a bit to line it up, and this is what I got. Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. . #mottshots #nocoastcollective #igersmidwest #gathermidwest #ig_iowa #smalltownusa #exploreiowa #highlightiowa #iowaphotographer #captureiowa #alloveriowa #travelingiow #desmoinesphotographer #midwestisbest #alliowa #midwestmoment #exploringiowa #puremidwest #midwestexplorers #themightymidwest #onlyiniowa #myiowahome #AllamakeeCountyIowa #ig_countryside #country_features #rsa_rural_ #trb_rural #iowagrams #wow_america
Among the many projects we are involved in, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt (CBG), continues to draw people from all over to experience and observe all sorts of wildlife. We continue to fund natural area studies at CBG by local universities to help manage the area and learn more about the rare plant and animal species living there. Their findings at CBG never cease to amaze and excite us! #IowasConservationGateway
Did you know that Yellow Banks Park was named by the yellowish-colored bluffs that border the park? Those scenic bluffs that everyone loves to snap photos of were formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. ❄ [Photo by @audramc ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Stayed tuned for a post on my website soon featuring this beauty!
We are having fun shopping the Holiday Open House in #VibrantOrangeCity . . Follow our stories for more! . Thanks to the Orange City Chamber for organizing and to the participating merchants. . . . . . #orangecityia #orangecityiowa #smalltownbiglife #smalltownusa #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #iowalife #iowashopping #traveliowa #shopiowa #shoplocal #smalltownbusiness
With snow lightly falling outside, it looks like we must say goodbye to fall and hello to winter. But don't let cold weather keep you from being outdoors! ❄ [Photo by @bryanconley ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Currently stuck somewhere between autumn and winter. My least favorite time of year sandwiched right in the middle of my two favorite seasons. So ready for snow. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
I normally try to avoid shooting at Voxman, but it was definitely worth it for Karl's shoot πŸ™ŒπŸ½
Next up - East Village Promenade at Aviva Salon! This is my first time participating in Promenade and I'm super excited! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € AND I will have some brand new items that haven't been available before. Perfect for the holidays! I hope to see you there! #exploretheeastvillage #exploringiowa
November 4 in #VibrantOrangeCity .
Check out some more of Ingrid's senior photos on my blog, link in bio!
Decorative shutters are a popular Dutch feature shown throughout #VibrantOrangeCity . . The hourglass design in red and white are the most popular throughout Holland. . Shown here is the Sioux County Treasurer’s office. This shutter is painted in the style of Hindeloopen, a small village in Friesland. . . . #orangecityia #orangecityiowa #dutch #dutcharchitecture #tulipfestival #dutchdesign #exploringiowa #traveliowa #discoveriowa
Sure, fall is great and all, but I’m feeling ready for those winter sunsets to come along! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
So who was Dewitt DeVotie and why was he buried at Thomas Mitchell Park? πŸ‘» DeVotie was one of Polk County's early settlers, arriving at Thomas Mitchell's Apple Grove Inn in 1854. He passed on January 2, 1869 at 64 years old and is buried in what was once a small prairie cemetery located in Thomas Mitchell Park. He requested if the bodies in the cemetery were to ever be relocated by their loved ones, that he forever remain in place, and for a respectable monument to mark his grave site. To this day, Dewitt DeVotie's grave remains at Thomas Mitchell Park. A limestone obelisk monument surrounded by a black iron fence marks his grave site. If you would like to visit him, follow the trail that bears his name, the DeVotie Trail. Have a happy Halloween! πŸ¦‡πŸ•ΈοΈπŸŽƒ [Photo by: Kristen Jorgensen] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Tried out some different edits with another photo of this beauty!
It's always fun to see a different view of our parks and trails, like this photo taken by @abelingphoto of the Jester Park Cabins. πŸ‚πŸ #LeadingYouOutdoors
Golden hour featuring one of the most wonderful, beautiful gals I've ever been fortunate enough to have in my life β™‘ // model: Emma Gehlbach
Last Saturday to take in @pumpkinland.iowa. 🍁 #Repost @pumpkinland.iowa with @get_repost ・・・ October is almost over! Stop by on our last Saturday of the season. #getspooky #halloweekend #stayspooky
Sunsets are always better with friends. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- I’ve been so busy the last few weeks that I’ve hardly had time to get out to shoot just for me. I sure do love shooting for families/couples and companies, but it’s important to remember what led me to photography in the first place, my love of nature and capturing its true beauty. I feel so fortunate that my passion and profession are so closely related and I look forward to doing this for years to come. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
Senior photo preview of the beautiful @zoe.anne.28 ✨
On our adventures we also found the #JohnDeereMuseum . Such a neat place and it was cool to learn the history. #WaterlooIowa #SubaruAmbassador #Subaru #Crosstrek #ExploringIowa #TheFamilyTrekster
Two different takes from a great shoot with Graham yesterday!
Deep in the Heartland. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- I love the symmetry of these old corn cribs. Whenever I’m driving country roads I’m always looking out for them, mainly the ones standing alone. The second picture here has been one of my favorites for along time now. The simplicity and almost black and white look makes it feel so cold and it just felt like the structure belonged in that scene so perfectly. However, this new corn crib picture might be my new favorite. Again, the symmetry and simplicity is something I’m instantly drawn towards, but those colors here! Glad I turned my car around and went back for this shot, totally worth the strange looks from country folk! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
Huge fall vibes for Michelle's preview! Stay tuned for lots more photos coming soon ✨
Harlan is a small town in Shelby County. It was platted in 1858, and later incorporated in 1879. The town's name comes from the early Iowa Senator James Harlan. The current poplulation is around 5,000 residents. It's got to be hard being a Hawkeye fan in Harlan. . #mottshots #igersmidwest #gathermidwest #ig_iowa #smalltownusa #exploreiowa #highlightiowa #ia365 #iowaphotographer #captureiowa #alloveriowa #travelingiowa #desmoinesphotographer #midwestisbest #alliowa #midwestmoment #thisisiowa #exploringiowa #watertowersofiowa #watertower #midwestexplorers #themightymidwest #puremidwest #onlyiniowa #myiowahome #ShelbyCountyIowa #worldplaces #watertowerpics #nocoastcollective #HarlanCyclones
These fall colors sure are beautiful, just wishing they would last a bit longer. Go see them while you can my friends, because the show is almost over. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
Thomas Mitchell Park is the final resting spot of Dewitt Devotie πŸ‘» Who was he and why is he buried there? Join us for our free R.I.P. Hike at Thomas Mitchell Park on Saturday, October 27, where we'll hike to his gravestone to pay our respects and try to unravel this eerie mystery. [Photo by @littlelovephotography_llc ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
The absolute most import thing in my world. (Making sure I don’t miss any birds!) β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
When the days become shorter, the tree no longer wants to waste energy on leaves. This starts the internal chemical process that creates fall foliage. πŸπŸ‚ [Photo by @l0vej0ypeace ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Yesterday evening was gorgeous! That mix of snow with the fall colors had me feeling like a kid again! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective #agameoftones
A touch of summer mixed with a touch of fall all in one photo 🌱🍁 We hope you have a fantastic Monday! #LeadingYouOutdoors
What I have learned so far when it comes to relocating our family (and we already did it few times...) is that the best way to enjoy it is to get rid of any expectations about how I would want things to go... embrace imperfections... find stability in everyday chaos... enjoy the ride, no matter how bumpy... find beauty in those warped moments... and then you will find yourself loving every second of it... perfection is overrated anyway (said one perfectionist...)... this Sunday was pretty amazing... we saw beautiful, quaint places... we had our first snow... and I am still smiling... #naturelover #itiscoldandiloveit #autumn #choosetobehappy #neverstopmoving #newadventure #smallthingsinlife #simpleliving #appreciatewhatyouhave #motherhoodunplugged #letthemexplore #smallandcurious #pursuitofhappiness #caughtinthemoment #lifeofbeingmother #ankenyiowa #desmoinesmom #oureverydaymoments #documentourmemories #childhoodunplugged #exploringiowa #movingisexciting #embraceimperfection #findstabilityinchaos #enjoytheride #findbeautyineverydaymoments
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