Almost a Grant Wood scene. Many of his paintings were done near here. There is a museum to the south where he painted a more famous painting many know him for as well as many deviations.
I used to buy pies from the lady who owned this home in the back. This was his sister and dentist for subjects.
A coyote howls
To the prairie moon
Songs of life and love.
My youngest and the "Boyz"
It's time to gather a harem, as rut season begins.
Early morning sun
Peeks through the clouds
Greeting a wonderful day.
Decorah Trout Stream, where I watched a fisherman catch a huge trout in the top pool and tried to get it out without a net only to fall and slide down the falls after his fish. It landed in the pool I was fishing, but held back from my bait with a sore mouth. The fisherman was a bit shook up because this water is frigid. Losing the large fish was equally as bad.
Eagle that has been online near the Decorah Hatchery for a few years. The first year they were on webcam it was hard to get anyone out for a hike. Everyone wanted to see the first eggs and then when they hatched. This is a gorgeous area of the state often called "Little Switzerland".