A hot summer afternoon in rural Iowa, USA, not far from Rock Creek State Park. Blue sky, cool lake, sun warming my back, insects humming, wildflowers painting the roadsides, and crops green and growing well. It all says “home” to me. I was born and raised in Illinois, but everyone else in my family is from Iowa; so this was a trip back to the family roots.

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Featured on 2011/09/15 in Midwestern United States Photography


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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    This says “home” to me as well . . . beautiful!!! Where is Rock Creek State Park . . . I don’t think I’ve heard of this park before?

  • It’s just a little north of US Route 6, between Kellogg and Grinnell (blink and you’ll miss ‘em); entrance on county highway F27. I spent several pleasant hours there last summer, and got quite a few nice pictures. I’m glad you like this one; thanks for the comment and the fave. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazabout 3 years ago

    Great colorful landscape. Really different from the scope of land here. Beautiful. Good job.

  • I’m glad you like it. I envy you your mountains. Not that I’d climb, you understand. :-D Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    – MarjorieB

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    A great place just to sit!

  • Actually, I was standing in the middle of the county highway, but come to think of it, I could have sat if I’d wanted to—only one other car came by in the time I was there, and I took quite a few shots. Thanks for coming by and commenting. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Your WONDERFUL image is being
    FEATURED in the group, “Midwestern United States Photography!!”

  • Thank you so much; I really appreciate the honor.

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN
    of the “Iowa Best Shot Challenge!!!”

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful scenery!

  • Thanks; I’m so glad you like it.

    – MarjorieB

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work..

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