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Blue Jay close up. . #bluejay
Cornstalks and sunsets. (I know itโ€™s just one sunset, but that sounds weird, right?) ๐Ÿ˜ โ˜€๏ธ.... . . . . . #iowa #ia365 #iowaviews #exploringiowa #explore #ig_iowa #iowagrams #midwestmoment #midwestexplorers #igersmidwest #Renegade_rural #sunsetlover #canon5dmarkiv #getoutside #fiftyshades_of_nature #rsa_rural #rsa_rural_mbr captureiowa #snow #winter #thisisiowa #country_features
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Some of my favorite photos are the ones that remind me of my childhood. This is one of those. I bet some of you central Iowans know the spot! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 24-70mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #inhf #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #iowagrams #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #activedsmfamily #nocoastcollective
Calling all park stewards, trail ambassadors, and general conservation enthusiasts! Strengthen your impact in our parks and along our trails with our Volunteer Workshop Series - Timber Stand Improvement this Saturday, January 19. This workshop will be devoted to cultivating healthy woodlands throughout Polk County. This program is FREE - Spots are still available! Make sure to register by signing up through our volunteer portal [Link in profile] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Turkey vulture #turkeyvulture
Iโ€™ve been hearing lately that cardinals are a sign from a loved one that has been recently lost. Totally make sense why Iโ€™ve been seeing so many of them lately. Today would have been your 90th birthday and we are missing you tons. Love you Granny, life just isnโ€™t the same without your love and guidance. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 70-200mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #inhf #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #iowagrams #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #iowasunsets #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #activedsmfamily #nocoastcollective
Due to deteriorating snow conditions, cross-country ski rentals at @pingoraoutdoors at Jester Park will be on hold until enough snow has accumulated on the ground. We are hoping for more snow coverage this Friday. [Photo by Pingora Outdoors] *Please make sure to stay on clearly marked trails and off of the golf course when recreating in the snow at Jester Park.*
The perfect weather for exploring! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Iโ€™m loving all this snow and am so excited about the possibility of even more falling this coming weekend. Iowa sure looks great in white! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 70-200mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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
Ready for more strange winter sunsets. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 24-70mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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 #nocoastcollective
We hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the snow this past weekend! Did you know that #LeaveNoTrace also applies during the winter, when recreating in the snow? A quick reminder to all to stay on deep snow covered areas and clearly marked trails whenever possible. Stay on snow or walk in the middle of the trail to avoid creating new trails and damaging trailside plants. Separate ski and snowshoe tracks where possible, and avoid hiking on ski or snowshoe tracks. #IowasConservationGateway
A quick reminder to all to stay on deep snow covered areas & clearly marked trails whenever possible. Stay on snow or walk in the middle of the trail to avoid creating new trails & damaging trailside plants. Separate ski & snowshoe tracks where possible, & avoid hiking on ski or snowshoe tracks. ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ›ท For cross-country ski & snowshoe rentals, contact @PingoraOutdoors at Jester Park - link in profile. [Photo by @tspbikesocialclub ]
This little cemetery has only about 10 headstones and theyโ€™re all from the 1800s. Itโ€™s unmarked and sits on a corner between corn fields. This headstone belongs to Halver Erickson who was born in 1819 and died in 1892. Do you ever wonder what their life was like?...... . . . . #iowa #ia365 #iowaviews #exploringiowa #ig_iowa #midwestmoment #midwestexplorers #igersmidwest #Renegade_rural #backroads #rsa_rural #cemetery #highlightiowa #abandon_seekers #oldcemetery #headstones #gravestones #ipulledoverforthis #earth_shotz #grime_nation #royalsnappingartists #captureiowa #sunset_love #wintersun
๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“ธ This is the third time uploading this video, keeps getting blocked because of the music. So no music this time ๐Ÿ˜ข โ–ช๏ธ โ–ช๏ธ โ–ช๏ธ โ–ช๏ธ โ–ช๏ธ โ–ช๏ธ #video #videography #color #dronevideo #dronevideography #dronephotography #parrotanafivids #parrotanafiphotography #dronegram #dronestagram #droneshots #winter #winter2019 #snow #bridges #bridge #iowa #iowatography #iowaphoto #iowawinter #iowasnow #exploring #exploringiowa #river #flowingriver #parrotanafi #parrotanafivideo #noedit #noeditingneeded #alan_in_dsm
The wait is over, winter has arrived. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Oh that snow day was so much fun. Maybe around 5โ€ here in central Iowa where I live. I spent the morning driving around shooting and scouting. Then came back home for the afternoon and took Hayden sledding for the first time ever! He had a blast! After that I headed back out for some more shooting because you just canโ€™t waste a day like that. I got a bunch of fun shots to share with you guys, so keep yours eyes out! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 70-200mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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
Classic Iowa Sunset. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- This is a shot from a few days ago when the sky exploded at sunset. I found myself out driving some back roads having a hard time finding some framing when I came across this interstate overpass and though it offered some nice lines. Believe it or not, this was even the best part of the sky, thatโ€™s out of frame to the left. Fingers crossed for more sunsets like this! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 70-200mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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
Love this illustration by @jvstelt of the Science building! #Repost @vibrantoc with @get_repost ใƒปใƒปใƒป Johnโ€™s #TuesdayTakeover is drawing to a close, and we hope you enjoyed seeing #VibrantOrangeCity through his eyes. . You can always head to our profile and view our highlights to watch Johnโ€™s day again. . And you can follow @jvstelt to see more beautiful scenes from our corner of the world.โœจ . . . #iowa #orangecityiowa #orangecityia #traveliowa #thisisiowa #iowalife #smalltownbiglife #smalltownusa #ruralrevival #rurallife #exploringiowa #nwciowa
Thinking about riding RAGBRAI? Join @pingoraoutdoors at Jester Park tonight in the Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center, adjacent from the Jester Park Nature Center, for their FREE Ladies Night at Pingora - Let's Talk Ragbrai! They will have veteran RAGBRAI riders coming in to host a panel-type discussion with the goal of being informational, conversational, and of course fun! [Photo by Pingora Outdoors] #IowasConservationGateway
As if you needed another excuse to get out and explore Jester Park - @pingoraoutdoors at Jester Park is opening their shop at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center beginning today for two weeks while their Ankeny shop is being remodeled! Their hours: Tuesday โ€“ Saturday | 10 a.m. โ€“ 5 p.m. Sunday | 1 โ€“ 5 p.m. Swing by before or after you hit the trails to grab a cup of coffee or to take a look at their inventory. #LeadingYouOutdoors
It was fun to have @jvstelt take us through #VibrantOrangeCity yesterday.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ View a recap of his day by following the link in our bio.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ท: @jvstelt captures himself in front of The Little White Store in downtown Orange City.โฃ โฃ โฃ โฃ #orangecityiowa #orangecityia #smalltownusa #smalltownbiglife #ruralrevival #iowa #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #iowalife #traveliowa #ouriowa #dutch #poffertjes
After a short week of warm weather we are dreaming of spring! ๐ŸŒฑ How about you? [Photo by Brent Oleson] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Johnโ€™s #TuesdayTakeover is drawing to a close, and we hope you enjoyed seeing #VibrantOrangeCity through his eyes. . You can always head to our profile and view our highlights to watch Johnโ€™s day again. . And you can follow @jvstelt to see more beautiful scenes from our corner of the world.โœจ . . . #iowa #orangecityiowa #orangecityia #traveliowa #thisisiowa #iowalife #smalltownbiglife #smalltownusa #ruralrevival #rurallife #exploringiowa #nwciowa
Itโ€™s sure been fun seeing the bald eagles arriving in the area for winter. I saw at least 50 in one place last week and itโ€™s got me excited for it to get colder when they really start to show up. Hoping to get my hands on a 2x teleconverter sometime this winter though, because this 200mm just isnโ€™t close enough. These birds are nearly impossible to sneak up on. If you get close, itโ€™s because they let you. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Shot on the Sony a7Riii / 70-200mm GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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
John here again, posting during my #TuesdayTakeover . During noon hours, I take walks, often through downtown Orange City. โฃ โฃ I heard Woudstra Meat Market gets fresh salmon flown in each week, so I thought Iโ€™d stop in and find out the scoop. โฃ โฃ This friendly lady told me the salmon is shipped in each Thursday. Sounds delicious. โฃ โฃ When I asked if I could take her photo she said, "The girl who is usually here is Dutch, but you'll have to settle for Irish today."โฃ โฃ --โฃ ๐Ÿ“ท: @jvstelt is showing us a day in #VibrantOrangeCity today! Check out our stories for more of his #TuesdayTakeover . . . . #iowa #orangecityiowa #orangecityia #traveliowa #thisisiowa #iowalife #smalltownbiglife #smalltownusa #ruralrevival #rurallife #exploringiowa
While playing in the mud can be fun, proper trail use is important to take into consideration - especially in Iowa. Higher than normal temperatures are inviting, especially in winter, but warmer days and freezing nights have wreaked havoc on our dirt trails. Riding or hiking on muddy trails can ruin them. It leaves ruts, contributes to erosion, and creates an unrideable, hard-to-fix trail surface requiring hours of labor to correct. If you are leaving a visible rut or deep footprints, the trail is too muddy to use. Help us spread awareness and encourage everyone to be considerate trail users. We want all to enjoy the outdoors! [Photo by @pingoraoutdoors at Glow Wild. No trails were harmed in the making of this photo. ๐Ÿ˜„] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Me and my pals are ready to get back to playing in the snow. Any day winter, we are ready for ya! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” #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
A cold night under the stars at one of those famous Madison Country Covered Bridges. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Had a great time hanging out with my pals @tsimons_visuals and @mott_shots last night. We took a little drive south to find some darker skies and ended up at the Hogback Covered Bridge in Madison County. Itโ€™s such a beautiful bridge, but it was the constellation Orion that kept my attention. I figured I would at least try to mix the two in one shot, and with Ryanโ€™s help on the ole flashlight I was able to make it happen. Thatโ€™s what friends are for, right!? โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Great to meet @wobyschall and @alan_in_dsm last night as well, hopefully Iโ€™ll be seeing you guy around! (Although I really donโ€™t know what either of you look like cause it was pitch dark. Oops.) โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a7Riii / Sony 24-70mm 2.8 GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #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
With warmer weather in the forecast, please remember to practice #LeaveNoTrace when exploring. It's up to us to keep Iowa beautiful and better for those who come after us. #IowasConservationGateway
// Wildflowers don't grow in the city My heart turns gray and shriveled now I want to be who I wasn't
Temperatures are rising and that means more time spent outside! Don't forget to practice #LeaveNoTrace while visiting your favorite outdoor destinations. It's up to you to help us keep Iowa beautiful. [Photo by @wolfchamberlin ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Hope your 2019 is off to a great start! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Iโ€™d like to apologize for being absent for awhile. These last few weeks have been quite the emotional rollercoaster. Christmas this year for my family was situated between the death and burial of my dear Granny. She was one of the people I was closest to in this world and itโ€™s going to take me a lifetime to get used to being without her. She did however have a incredible life and live to a wonderful old age and had a beautiful funeral filled with friends and family to see her out. At the funeral I was given the honor to deliver a eulogy. It took all my strength to stand up there and speak with those tears in my eyes, but my Granny taught me well and she deserved it. Iโ€™ll miss ya always, and love ya forever Granny. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
Ahora que el aรฑo se acabaย  y otro pocos de nosotrosย  se nos escapaย  es momento de renovarย  las promesas no cumplidas...
A year in review of our volunteers! Thank you to everyone who helped make Polk County Conservation Parks and Trails a more beautiful place to explore in 2018. We couldn't do it without you! Here's to 2019! #LeadingYouOutdoors
No matter where you are in the country, get out tomorrow and join in on #FirstDayHikes at your local State Park! What better way to celebrate the New Year than being outside? Join the @iowadnr for First Day Hikes in Iowa State Parks! See you outside and Happy New Year! #IowasConservationGateway
My legally blonde dreams came true today๐ŸŽ€ i felt like Elle Woods while exploring the Iowa State Capitol!โœจ #iowastatecapitol #satinthesupremecourtroomchairlol #gocyclones #travelislife #exploringiowa #sofun
@polkcountyconservation 's Winter Hike is at the Jester Park Nature Center today at 10 a.m.! What a perfect day for a winter hike in the woods? Don't forget to bundle up! ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿงฃ #IowasConservationGateway
When was the last time you took a hike? [Photo by @wolfchamberlin ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Looking for something to do tomorrow afternoon? We still have room in our Air Rifle Target Shooting class from 3 - 4:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Center! [Register via link in our profile] #LeadingYouOutdoors
It's back!
Sometimes I shot #manequins
Happy Winter Solstice Everyone! This winter scene comes to you from Pechman Creek Delta, a 380 acre county park in southern Johnson County. Bottomland forest make this a great place to get outside and explore! #pechmancreekdelta #solstice #wintersolstice #winter #woodland #wetland #publicland #publiclands #naturelove #naturelovers #natureloversofinstagram #Iowa #iowaoutdoors #getoutside #exploringiowa #captureiowa #southeastiowa #Conservation #JCCB #JohnsonCounty #JohnsonCountyConservation
Testing a new camera...
Winter in Iowa. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- I could tell you that Iโ€™m done posting pictures of barns and other rural scenes, but I just donโ€™t wanna lie to you all. Iowa is my home, and until I hit the road again in search of epic landscapes then this is what I have to work with. Maybe itโ€™s the kind you have to learn to appreciate, but it sure can be beautiful. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a7Riii/ Sony 70-200mm 2.8GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
Moments like this. ๐Ÿ‘Œ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Just a small bit about this photo. This is the same sunset as my shot from two posts ago, only standing on the road instead of ten feet to the left on the field. However, if I were back there in that field I would be standing exactly where I shot the photo in my last post but over a year ago now and before they tore the old corn crib down. These country roads sure have a certain kind of charm, a kind I always miss while Iโ€™m gone. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a7Riii/ Sony 70-200mm 2.8GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
Monday's make us feel this way too @theadventuresofhazelandkc. [Photo by @theadventuresofhazelandkc ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
Hard to believe itโ€™s almost Christmas and we have no snow. But Iโ€™m not complaining after such a beautiful dayโ€”beautiful blue skies and open fields and the moon๐Ÿ’™.... . . . . . #iowa #ia365 #iowaviews #exploringiowa #explore #ig_iowa #iowagrams #ig_captures #lovewhereyoulive #midwestmoment #midwestexplorers #igersmidwest #Renegade_rural #nothingisordinary #backroads #nocoastcollective #ipulledoverforthis #sky_brilliance #capture_iowa #rsa_rural_ #lonely_tree_love #shootthemoon #silo #rural #canon #iowaoutdoors #blue #saturday
Just wanted to send out a little reminder for you central Iowans that Iโ€™ll be selling prints tomorrow in Valley Junction during the @marketdayiowa Merry Market event. It feels great to be included in the incredible lineup of local makers they have put together. The quality of goods coming out of this area never ceases to amaze me. So if you are still looking for a holiday gift, or ever something for yourself, then here is a great opportunity to find something truly unique. Bonus, 10% of all vendor sales will be donated to The Justice League of Food, so you can help the cause while your at it. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Iโ€™ll have this print available in a few sizes as well as a ton of other new and old favorites from this account and my wildlife account @wildlifeofbryan ! Come by @thehalldsm tomorrow between 11am and 5pm and say hello, Iโ€™d love to meet you! (event flyer in my stories) โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Sony a6000 / Sony 50mm 1.8 โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a6000 @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
Earlham is a small town in Madison County, Iowa. It was laid out in 1869 with the extension of the railroad, and named after Earlham College, a Quaker college in Richmond, Indiana. The town now has a current population of approximately 1,400. . #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 #MadisonCountyIowa #worldplaces #watertowerpics #nocoastcollective
What little snow we had has finally melted away, but warmer weather means outdoor adventures! Will you be getting out in one of our parks this week? [Photo by @greenthumblady3 ] #LeadingYouOutdoors
What an epic sunset we had here in central Iowa tonight. My son and I did a little gravel road driving while waiting for the sky to explode, and did it ever! Too bad he fell asleep before it happened. Iโ€™ll have to show him pictures later! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a7Riii/ Sony 70-200mm 2.8GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
We have so much fun at our monthly Women in the Woods with Wine program at the Jester Park Nature Center! ๐Ÿท If you haven't joined us, you should in January! #LeadingYouOutdoors
Any day now winter, Iโ€™m ready for ya. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- I keep hearing we have chances of snow, then nothing. Last I check it was looking like itโ€™s gonna be a white Christmas though, so thatโ€™s a plus! Hayden is gonna have so much fun opening presents this year! Any gift idea suggestions for an almost two year old?! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a6000 / Sony 50mm 1.8 โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a6000 @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
@pcc_youthcorps has us missing warmer weather! #LeadingYouOutdoors
SESSION ADDED: Due to the high demand for our Light the Night program at the Jester Park Nature Center, a 3rd session has been added for December 20 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ๐Ÿ•ฏ Don't forget to register [link in profile]! #LeadingYouOutdoors
Those few days of snow we had were such a tease. I even had to drive 45 minutes south to find any. Iโ€™m so ready to get back to living in a snow world and start collecting some beautiful winter shots of landscapes and people. But the absolute number one priority this winter is to teach Hayden all about snow fort building! Oh we are gonna have some good cold fun! โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- Sony a7Riii/ Sony 70-200mm 2.8GM โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”- #a7Riii @sonyalpha #sonyalpha #bealpha #alphacollective @sonyimages #sonyimages @sony #sony #sonyalphasclub #ia365 #exploringiowa #thisisiowa #desmoines #ia_ag #all_iowa #ig_iowa #iowalife #seizedesmoines #catchdsm #igersmidwest #515grammers #midwestmoments #highlightiowa #ig_countryside #onlyiniowa #captureiowa #alliowa #simplyadventure #activedsmfamily #wayfarecollective #nocoastcollective
Missing my Okoboji days, I canโ€™t wait to go back ๐Ÿ™‚โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @mr._ford
A new Christmas tree at our city center, Stadscentrum.๐ŸŽ„ . . . #orangecityia #orangecityiowa #christmas #iowalife #smalltownbiglife #exploringiowa #traveliowa #winteriniowa
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