Category Archives: iowa

Video: Prairie Paradise

Prairie Paradise from Patrick Gannon on Vimeo.

Posted in architecture, art, des moines, home, iowa, video | Leave a comment

Iowa Great Places: Madison County

I learned from this week’s Madison County Chamber of Commerce newsletter that Madison County was named one of Iowa’s Great Places by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs: Madison County’s proposal included projects to improve quality of life and attract … Continue reading

Posted in iowa, places to visit | Leave a comment

Pammel Park Bird Blind

While Ian was out for an adventure-filled day with grandma and grandpa, the rest of the family ventured out to the Nature Center/Bird Blind at Madison County’s Pammel Park. I *think I was the only one to see birds, but … Continue reading

Posted in home, iowa, kiddos, out and about, video | Leave a comment

Pammel Park Backbone Trail, Madison County, IA

Pammel Park is roughly five miles SW of Winterset in Madison County, Iowa. I’ve been intending to walk some of the county’s trails (learn more about what the county has to offer at for a few years now and, … Continue reading

Posted in health, iowa, music, out and about, places to visit, video, walking | Leave a comment

The magic of Madison County | Iowa Now – The University of Iowa

With its friendly people, rolling scenery, and covered bridges etched with history, I can’t help but recommend a day trip to Winterset and Madison County. Not because you can get away from it all and experience life like it used … Continue reading

Posted in home, iowa, photography, reflection, video | Leave a comment

Saturday work

Posted in art, des moines, hobby, iowa, out and about, photography, video | Leave a comment

I’ll miss seeing you around, Jerry

Old man in audience sings song 'God Bless… by Jesus_Christ4Barack_Obama Read/watch more about Jerry’s life in a segment from local news station KCCI.

Posted in iowa, music | Leave a comment


Hey! Winterset shout-out!

Posted in clothing, des moines, funny, iowa | Leave a comment



Posted in art, clothing, des moines, iowa | Leave a comment

river of monks |

Interesting…Des Moines as “the Monks” never quite settled with me. I look forward to learning more about this alternative explanation: But there’s more. One of the first people to call the river by its European name was the French Jesuit … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, des moines, funny, history, iowa | Leave a comment