Monday, May 30, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Some photos form the Great Plains this week. Starting off is a photo of the Ainsworth Canal in cherry County, Nebraska. This irrigation canal runs from the Merritt Reservoir on the Snake River northeast to irrigate fields over a wide area. The nearest town of any size is Valentine Nebraska, population 2000.
Friday, May 20, 2016
North Dakota countryside can be quite beautiful, as in this scene of an old barn located along the Enchanted Highway, in the western part of the state. The Enchanted Highway is a road that runs north from Regent, North Dakota, to I-94. It contains the worlds largest collection of outdoor metal sculpture, and is a very strange place. This photo was taken in 2009, just before fracking opened up the Bakken Oil fields and changed the face of the western part of the state.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This is South Dakota State Highway 53, in the south central part of the state. It is 33 miles of dirt road, running through some of the least populated parts of the state. Not a good place to have car trouble.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Dinkytown area on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis is a funky area of stores and restaurants aimed at the campus trade. It is still there, but but had its heydey in the 1960s and 1970s. I lived near there in the mid-70s. Annie's Parlour, pictured here, was, and is, a popular Dinkytown burger and milk shake place. This photo was shot in infrared on a visit there last year.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
East-Central Illinois is not all flat open fields, it just seems that way. This is a scene along the Middle Fork of the Vermillion River in Kickapoo State Recreation Area, near Danville.