Corn High

So as we always drive back and forth to the Midwest, when we get to farm country and the weather is good (enough) the camera comes out for some road pictures. A little different in the summer as the corn is high and the vistas are not as far. 

Corn High

Corn High


Fields

Fields


Country Road

Country Road


August Farm

August Farm


Still Standing

Still Standing

The Tug

Some shots from this year's tug of war across the Mississippi between Iowa and Illinois. As Dorothy said, "Toto, we're not in New York City anymore."

Boy Scouts raise the flag

Boy Scouts raise the flag

The rope is delivered to the other side

The rope is delivered to the other side

The tug. One of ten teams.

The tug. One of eleven teams.

Watching on land and water

Watching on land and water


The ladies team

The ladies team

After the Battle

After the Battle

The Spectacle

The Spectacle


 

 

 

And the Mississippi

And the week before California, we were on the Mississippi for our annual August visit. A few river pictures.

Evening Riverboat

Evening Riverboat


Fireworks over the river

Fireworks over the river


Mississippi Hummingbird

Mississippi Hummingbird


 

Over the Desert

Flying back to NY, late afternoon over the desert. Wonderful colors and shapes.

Looks like a diagram from a Sex-Ed class

Looks like a diagram from a Sex-Ed class


A rare skin disease

A rare skin disease


Beautiful shadows

Beautiful shadows


Walking on the moon

Walking on the moon


A little bit of green

A little bit of green


 

Back in the Sky

Leaving Los Angeles, the plane always flies out over the ocean before turning around and heading east back over the city.

Looking back at Malibu

Looking back at Malibu


Santa Monica Pier in the middle/Marina del Ray at the bottom

Santa Monica Pier in the middle/Marina del Ray at the bottom


Downtown in the Distance

Downtown in the Distance


City meets the mountains. Rose Bowl lower left.

City meets the mountains. Rose Bowl lower left.


 

Anaheim

Actually, the reason we were in California was to visit an industry convention being held in Anaheim. Anaheim, famous for Disneyland and, nothing else. Not much there besides Disneyland; I know the Angels have a stadium there but basically freeways, hotels and chain restaurants. And a convention center. For three days we went from our hotel across the street to the convention center. And back.

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim Convention Center


Like all of Southern California, sun-drenched

Like all of Southern California, sun-drenched


From the other side of the hotel, Disneyland and the mountains beyond

From the other side of the hotel, Disneyland and the mountains beyond


From our hotel window, Julie early morning swim

From our hotel window, Julie early morning swim