Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nesting Boxes, Waterworks Park, Iowa City

In the middle of the big lake in Waterworks Park in Iowa City stands this fantastically modernistic stellation of nesting boxes, all well-occupied during the summer with chirping, gossipy parents.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lamp at night, Iowa City


An elegant web-work patterned lamp near the Hancher Theater in Iowa City.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Well-TP'ed tree, Iowa City

A few weeks ago, one of our neighbors had the tree in front of their house quite thoroughly TP-ed. Since it happened only a few weeks before Halloween, I thought at first that it might have just been some sort of awesome spider-web decoration, but pulling up closer I saw otherwise, and got to explain TP-ing to my kindergartener.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cicada, FW Kent Park, IA

A beautiful big cicada, passed away after its brief moment mating in the sun.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dry bridge, FW Kent Park, IA

One of the other neat things about the lake in FW Kent Park is that the trail circling around it has a collection of antique steel road bridges that have been brought into the park and refurbished. They too look quite different without water.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Green lake bottom, FW Kent Park, IA

Another look across the great green shallow bowl of the bottom of the emptied lake, this time down its long axis.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Spillway, FW Kent Park, IA

This is where the lake normally drains out, down this concrete spillway. It was still where the stream is draining, but instead of spilling over the top, it was passing through a little gate at the bottom, actuated by the metal bar at the left side.