I really liked this shrub, but have no idea what it is
This area was opened up a lot more than last year. It has an interesting half circle wrought iron bench.
This area has been spiffed up a bit and made into kind of a Fairy Garden
It was nice to see some of the 'old' regulars doing so well
There weren't a lot of blooms left on their double Coneflower, but it did better than mine this year
While we were there, we were camping at Pinicon Ridge Park. I must commend Iowa on their park system...they put Nebraska's to shame. There was an area of wild flowers growing, and the campground hosts had potted flowers and two Hummingbird feeders that had many visitors while we were there. This year, they constructed a foot bridge that goes over the Wapsipinicon River, which ran through the center of the park, cutting it in two. It is named for Mary Lundby, who was a member of the House of Representatives, and Senate. She was an advocate for conservation and the environment for the state of Iowa - it's only fitting the bridge is named for her.
There are colored lights down the center of the bridge that are lit 24/7. They were really pretty at night, but I couldn't get a good photo of them.
Just a hint of color change was starting
A wonderful bridge for the handicapped to fish from
It was a successful weekend for our favorite fisherman!!
I thought this tree trunk was interesting - I wonder what caused it to grow this way
Sorry to be so long. In a week or so, I'll post photos from Decorah Iowa, where we visited their fish hatchery and their famed Bald Eagle pair that nest there every year, lay eggs, and raise their young.