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sunquake

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Sunquake

Another incredible sunrise at Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. I simply cannot get enough of thisview full post »

zen diagram

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Zen Diagram

Bayliss Park is hauntingly beautiful in the predawn fog. The fountain, the plaza, the performance space and canopy,view full post »

levity

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Levity

Boy Scout Island, Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Today (Sunday, September 18, 2016, noon to 4 pm) is dayview full post »

born to ride

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Born to Ride

Next weekend (September 17-18, 2016) is the Southwest Iowa Art Tour at the Harvester in Council Bluffs, Iowa.view full post »

halogen daze

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Halogen Daze

Council Bluffs, Iowa. I’ve been planning this photograph for quite some time now, and all the necessary elementsview full post »

daybreakdancing

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Daybreakdancing

Bellevue, Nebraska. This cost me exactly two dollars more than other homegrown photos. A westbound dollar and then anview full post »

the bluffs are blazing

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Bluffs Are Blazing

The fireworks over Council Bluffs, Iowa, the evening of July 4th, 2016. Happy Birthday, America! ‘the bluffs areview full post »

thunder on a cloudless night

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Thunder on a Cloudless Night

Fireworks over Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Omaha skyline (Woodmen Tower, First National Bank Building) is visible in theview full post »

It

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: It’s the Way Your Eyes Light Up

What a gorgeous night at the College World Series/Olympic Swim Trials! This is from last night, Monday, June 27, 2016,view full post »

loess traffic

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Loess Traffic

Backroads, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Few things are more relaxing than exploring the backroads of rural Iowa, whereview full post »

stargrinder

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Stargrinder

Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Lately, I’ve begun dreaming of the day when the first spot that comes toview full post »

and then suddenly everything had a shadow

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And Then Suddenly Everything Had a Shadow

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Locals will know instantly exactly where this was taken. I’m so glad the rain hasview full post »

a two-star constellation

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: A Two-Star Constellation

My daughter and I went on a riverfront hiking adventure a few nights ago, and this is one of the photos she was patientview full post »

if you

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: If You’re Reading This, I’ve Been Framed

Lake Manawa, Boy Scout Island, Council Bluffs, Iowa. This was taken a few mornings ago, when the air was crisp and theview full post »

prairie ghosts

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Prairie Ghosts

Later this month, I’ll be participating in a special art exhibit in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which will hopefully become aview full post »

wandering through a dream

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Wandering Through a Dream

Taken in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this past Saturday. It was a magically foggy morning. ‘wandering through aview full post »

edamame on ice

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Edamame on Ice

Taken on a clear, frigid morning in January. The temperature at the time was six below, which made for some very coldview full post »

the bitter son

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Bitter Son

Winter is a great time for landscape photos, but, since winter wildflowers do not exist (to my knowledge), I had toview full post »

above the clouds

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Above the Clouds

Ice on the Missouri River at sunrise. This was taken on a recent cloudless subzero morning as the sun rose behind theview full post »

wind study number 13

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Wind Study Number 13

A windmill along Woodland Trail in Council Bluffs. Know anything about those old farm implements on the right, alongview full post »

the captive light

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Captive Light’s Lament

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge as viewed from the Council Bluffs riverfront. As unlikely as it may seem, the sandyview full post »

morning glory

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Morning Glory

Winter is my favorite time of the year for photography. I was starting to worry that we’d never get any snow thisview full post »

flight risk

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Flight Risk

Council Bluffs, high atop the Loess Hills. I’m not normally a wildlife photographer, but this doe got between me andview full post »

pity those without a trace

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Pity Those Without a Trace

Wabash Trace, Mineola, Iowa. There is nothing like a cold, frosty morning in Iowa. For the procrastinators out there,view full post »

cue the drama, stage right

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Cue the Drama, Stage Right

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Four geese glide past the north end of Boy Scout Island. Barely visible in theview full post »

river relics

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: River Relics

A frosty morning along the Council Bluffs side of the Missouri River. Those rusty supports are vestiges of theview full post »

bayliss blues

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Bayliss Blues

Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. What do you think about the Christmas lights in Bayliss this year? I think they’review full post »

the fire within

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: The Fire Within

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Here’s one for those among us who are missing summer. A note about prints: Forview full post »

magic

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Magic

The holiday lights in downtown Omaha are spellbinding. I spent about an hour there last night in the mist and fog, andview full post »

cold resolve

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Cold Resolve

Bayliss Park, Veterans Plaza. This was taken last winter during a heavy overnight snowfall in early February. Iview full post »

and we all stood speechless

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And We All Stood Speechless

To me, one of the coolest things about social media (Facebook/Instagram in particular) is the collaborative sharing ofview full post »

tis the wind and nothing more

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Tis the Wind and Nothing More

Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs. Here’s a homegrown Halloween photo for all the witches and warlocks outview full post »

a molten minute

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: A Molten Minute

Lake Manawa, Boy Scout Island. These crisp fall mornings are fantastic, aren’t they? Yesterday morning was overcast butview full post »

moonlight romance

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Moonlight Romance

Council Bluffs, Iowa. A hilltop windmill spins under a dreamy supermoonlit sky. The moon was beautiful last night. Whatview full post »

borrowed birds

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Borrowed Birds

A foggy morning in the Loess Hills of Council Bluffs. Unfortunately, I won’t have a print of this image with me thisview full post »

and this is how morning found us

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: And This Is How Morning Found Us

In late summer, the zinnias reign in our flower garden. ‘and this is how morning found us’view full post »

mistrise kingdom, dreamland park, lake manawa state park, council bluffs, iowa

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Mistrise Kingdom

Dreamland Park, Lake Manawa State Park, Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is one of my daughter’s favorite places onview full post »

some call it the failing darkness, boy scout island, lake manawa state park, council bluffs, iowa

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Some Call it the Failing Darkness

Lake Manawa. Whenever I hear people talk about Lake Manawa like it’s some filthy fetid swamp, I want to invite them toview full post »

midnight mass

Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Midnight Mass

South of Council Bluffs, a majestic hilltop barn sits beneath the Milky Way. A tiny meteor is streaking through theview full post »

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