Aren't these adorable? And, regardless of the season, the folks who made these delightful creations are always willing to let me photograph their landscaping and outdoor decor. Although I'm a fan of all their work, these three rakes are some of my favorites -- super creative and so cute. If you live in the area, cruise by this home and have a look for yourself. Be sure to notice the necktie worn by the center statue as it's a nod to a famous Iowa artist. Gotta love it.
Located in Ames, on the edge of the Iowa State University campus, Reiman Gardens is 17 acres of beauty. In addition to the great outdoor collections, this place is also home to a delightful butterfly habitiat -- those winged creatures flitting about will make you pause time after time. So, before winter arrives, hop in the car and have a look for yourself. I'm sure you'll leave smiling and feeling inspired.
In communities throughout Iowa, this is a common fall scene as football is in full swing and Homecoming festivities add extra pomp and circumstance to a designated week. For many schools, this includes a parade, "the big game," Homecoming royalty and a dance as well as many other daily goings-on. In the photo below, the Grand Marshall of the parade (my mother -- congrats to her) leads the band on the route through town.
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