Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rebar, Iowa City

Piles of rebar, waiting to be used at a construction site in Iowa City.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sunset at Roseacre Farm, Maine

The sun going down over Roseacre Farm through an elegant and complex veil of clouds on my cousin's wedding day last summer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Roseacre Farm, Maine

A lovely old barn, carefully refurbished by my cousin and her husband into an ideal space for their wedding.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Daisychain coop, Belfast, Maine

Chickens enjoying the mobile coop my sister-in-law has provided for them at Daisychain Farm.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Accumulating pumpkin piles, Iowa Children's Museum

As the post-Halloween Jack Splat event at the Iowa Children's Museum goes on, great piles of broken and rotting gourds accumulate, shoved together with garbage-bag mops by the pumpkin pit crew. It's a joyful, odorous mess, and the crowd cheers especially loudly when an especially liquidy one goes splat.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Plummeting Pumpkin Pit Crew, Iowa Children's Museum

A few days after Halloween each year, the Iowa Children's Museum hosts a wonderful event called "Jack Splat," in which children bring their rotting nasty pumpkins in and the staff hurls them off a balcony. Bringing up the fruits in ones, twos, and threes, the costumed MCs of the event read off each child's name, which method of execution they have requested ("straight down", "backflip" or "up in the air"), comment on the state of the pumpkin, and SPLAT!  Down below, a crowd of children and adults of all ages cheers, and the pumpkin pit crew makes sure they stand behind the (semi-effective) splatter shields and shove the pumpkin remains off of the landing site into rough piles.