It begins here, crossing over the Missouri River, from Nebraska into Iowa, eastbound on I-80.
Corn And Wind Turbines –
Fields of corn border both sides of I-80. Taking a place among the cornfields are wind turbines. Both seemingly crowd the interstate highway.
zipping past a cornfield on I-80, west of Des Moines (Aug 2014)
One of the large wind farms is located near Avoca, about 30 miles east of Omaha. From a distance, the wind turbines don’t seem imposing. Close up, they are giants.
near Des Moines, wind turbines at sunset (July 2014)
Fog Layers –
On several mornings, we were greeted by fog. Some days, the fog was dense. Other days, it dissipated quickly after sunrise.
fog receding from an Iowa farm field (Aug 2014)
dense morning fog near Des Moines (Aug 2014)
The Night Sky –
Most evenings were warm, muggy and cloudy. The night before the full moon, the sky was clear enough to see her in the night sky of Iowa.
waxing full moon over Iowa (Aug 2014)